You are such a happy little baby. You rarely ever get fussy unless you’re hungry, and then we better all watch out! I love getting to hang out with you during the days, and I know I am one of the luckiest people in the world to get to spend my days taking care of you. This past week something tragic happened and several mamas and daddies lost their little ones. I am having such a hard time dealing with the sadness I feel over it all, and so many times in the past week I have just sat and held you and your sister and just wept. I weep because of how sad I am at the thought of even the possibility of losing you. I weep out of happiness because I can hardly believe how blessed I am to have you in my life. I weep out of sympathy for those families and for the loss they are dealing with. I hope I never have to figure out how to function without you in my life, baby boy. You and your sissy are daddy and I’s greatest joys. We love you more than words can describe. Thank you for being our boy.
- from mama’s letter to you
What you weigh – 11 lbs. 1 oz.
What you eat – You are still exclusively nursing. Not much has change since last month. Your schedule is still fluctuating from day to day and we still aren’t very consistent, but we don’t care. You are such a good little eater.
How you sleep – You are sleeping really well these days. You take 4 naps a day, each one about 45 minutes to an hour on average. Some naps you cry a little bit before going to sleep, but if I put you down at just the right time, you can usually fall right asleep without crying. You finally got to stop being swaddled for naps about a week ago, but you still get swaddled for bedtime. During naps you sleep on your tummy, and I think you really love it. You’ve started sleeping better than ever since we started it.
What you wear – You are in 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes.
Diaper – Still wearing Bum Genius Freetime on the smallest setting. Still loving them!
Favorite activities – Being lifted up in the air on your tummy, talking, eating, reaching for things, taking your bath, cuddling with mama, sitting in your highchair playing with kitchen utensils, playing with your new light up toy camera
Least favorite activities – being laid down on your changing table when you’re hungry, waiting to eat. That’s pretty much it! You are a happy little babyJ
Big moments in your sixth month of life – Visited Great Grandma Barbara’s and Grandpa George’s just for fun – helped Grandpa make peanut brittle, visited your great great great Aunt Jean and Uncle Ollie, first trip to Duncan for your first Christmas celebration, started grabbing your feet, rolled from your back to your tummy