Thursday, January 24, 2013

a half a year old

So my little baby boy is 6 months old. Someone make the time stop!!! If only pregnancy went this quickly....

6 month stats:
Height: 28.5 in (95%)
Weight: 19 lbs (75%)
Head: I never pay attention to what the actual measurement, all I know is that it was waaay above the 95% line on the graph. This kid's head is huge.

I've talked before about how he's been kind of a harder baby, just a little high strung and such. Well I'm so happy to say that he's gotten sooooo much easier. He's so much more predictable, which probably just comes with being a new mom and also getting to know him. But also he's starting to be able to keep himself entertained, where as a newborn he relied solely on my for his entertainment. Here's some new things about him.

-He loooooves drinks. He goes crazy over water bottles and if I get a drink he can't keep his eyes off of it. He also can't keep his hands off of it. He'll try so hard to grab it.

-He's rolling like a wild man. That really just started in the last couple days but he's figured out that he can roll around to get places or things and he loves to roll onto his tummy when I'm trying to change his diaper.

-He can sit up with help, but he hasn't quite managed to sit up without falling over eventually. This could be attributed to his extremely large head.

-He stands like a champ. I can set him up against the couch and he'll stand there for 10 minutes or longer. He loves it too. He also loves to walk around on his feet with us helping him.

-His naps are coming along. Thank heavens! He will usually go down in the morning a couple hours after he wakes up and then goes down again around 4. He's been napping up to an hour and a half, but usually goes between 30-45 minutes.

-He still has a little stranger anxiety, but we're learning how to cope with that. If the "new person" (anyone besides me and Mike) just hangs around for a little while without trying to take him from me or dad, he'll warm up to them after about 30 minutes or so. Also, I have to be quiet and a little bit unseen while the "new person" takes him. If he sees me, he'll give me the lip and want me to take him back. He's also really quiet and serious around new people, which is so funny because at home he just blabbers all day long and is soooo smiley.

-He holds his arms out to be picked up. I am obsessed with this new trick.

-He says "dadadadadada" AAALLLLL the time. He mostly only says mamama when he's crying haha. I don't know if he associates the sounds to us yet, but I'm pretty sure he'll say dad first. He wakes up in the morning saying dad, dadada, daddddd.

-The whole sleeping thing still hasn't been mastered yet. He takes naps in his crib easily, but he still wakes up a ton at night and won't get back to sleep unless I go in and feed him and get him back in his crib. For about two weeks, I just got up with him everytime and got him back to sleep and back in his crib. Then I got so exhausted, I started bringing him in my bed again. Kinda bad, but I don't really care that much. haha He always starts out in his crib and then just kinda ends up in our bed. Whatever on that one.

-He loooooves food. Holy moly, he goes crazy when we give him food. He's tried apples, peaches, peas, and sweet potatoes so far and he liked them all. He seems to like them more and more the more we give him. He's getting smart and opens his mouth when he sees there's food on the spoon now which is kind of funny. It's fun letting him be part of dinner now.

-He still loves to nurse too, but he's really quick now. I used to be so shocked when people said their babies only ate for 5-10 minutes, because he ate for like 45 minutes for a long time, but he's down to just a few minutes and he's good. Plus I think I've gotten better at being able to tell when he's full. I used to always offer more, but now I know that he'll always take more. haha So I just watch for him to show signs that his tummy is full. I've really loved being able to nurse, and we'll keep going for awhile, so I'm just so grateful that it's worked out just fine.

That's what's going on with Hudson. He's been so much fun lately. I miss his tiny newborn stages, but he gets more fun everyday so I don't mind him growing up. Plus it's not like I have any control over that. As for me and Mike, I'm a mom all day everyday and can be found usually at Target if I'm not at home and Mike is buuuuuuussssyyyy. He works a ton and goes to school and I'm pretty sure he's involved in every extra-curricular activity there is. He is just so good at the things he does and really gives it 110%. I'm so proud of him. Plus he's really nice to work so hard so that I can stay home with the little. He only has another year to finish his Masters and then school will be done once and for all so that's exciting. Hopefully he doesn't want to get a PHD.... ha. We are just looking forward to the summer when he is forced to take off school and we can hang out at the pool all day! We're especially ready for this awful weather to go away! Yuck!

Here are some pics!

We went to the Jazz game. Hudsie loved it but did get a little startled sometimes when the crowd got really loud.

I love that smile just chillin on the lovesac.

Mike thinks he can only learn to crawl if he has his knee pads on.

Just standing looking at the TV.

He got this car from the grandparents for Christmas and looooves it. 

He loves taking pictures on my phone.

At his 6 month checkup. Little gorilla arms.

He's constantly attacking my face. It makes me laugh so hard. 

His look of discouragement as he tries sooo hard to scoot.

His new Nikes. We had to have him model them with his chunky thighs of course.