Tuesday, October 7, 2014

6 months

Dear Noah,

This is my 3rd letter today. I have been so behind in my letters to you and I'm so sorry! Life with 2 little boys is much more chaotic than I first anticipated. You both keep me on my toes - especially now that you're crawling! I have spent the past several months loving every moment with you and Caleb. I just haven't had time to sit with a computer in my lap.

At your 6 month check up, you weighed 17lb, 10.5 oz (50%) and you were _____ inches long. (Holding steady at 50%.) However, your head size is still off the charts at over 90%! You amaze me every day with what you can do! You sat up at 4 and a half months and within a month you were crawling across the living room floor. Right now you still do the army crawl on your belly, but you are working those legs and I don't think it will be long before you are on all 4s cruising through the house!

Happy 1/2 birthday Noah!
A little after you turned 5 months, you acted like you were starving! You stopped sleeping through the night and nursed non-stop. We decided to try solid foods and see if it helped. So far we've tried bananas and sweet potatoes. You are absolutely not a fan! You can't figure out how to keep the food in your mouth and don't understand you're supposed to swallow! We talked to Dr. Thomason and decided to back off for a little while. You'll figure it out eventually. No one goes to college still breastfeeding, right? (By the way, since we stopped trying solid food you went back to sleeping all night. Guess it was just a growth spurt and things are back to normal, huh?)

WDQSWqE1 - Oh my silly boy! You just crawled over my legs and got to the laptop! That'll teach me to try writing while you're awake and on the move...

You are still in 3-6 month clothes but I can tell that won't last long. You are growing quickly and I know we'll have to move up a size soon. I've learned that you hate it when your shirt is wet from drool or spit up. But you hate bibs even more! Oh my silly boy! You also have a lovely habit of having a blow out every. single. morning. You also spit up with a constant dribble all over the place. How are you gaining weight if everything comes out of you all the time?

We tried to move you from the cradle to your crib, but you weren't ready. It lasted 2 nights before I moved you back to our room. We decided we were ready to move you in your room again and you made it 1 night before you came down with a nasty case of croup and needed to be close to me throughout the night. Once your congestion finally cleared you moved to your room and you've been sleeping beautifully every night. Now if only we could figure out how to make naps as beautiful...

I think one of the most exciting developments of the month is the precious 2 little teeth that popped out with no warning. You are so passionate about your feelings that I was quite nervous about how you would handle the pain of cutting your first tooth. Then one night at CG, I put my finger in your mouth and you bit down with your gummy smile. Suddenly, I felt a tooth burst through your gums! We did it! We survived cutting that first tooth! The next morning, another tooth broke through. Now you have a precious 2 tooth smile and I treasure every smile I get before those top teeth show up.

We are headed into my favorite months of this first year! Six to nine months is so much fun and I can't wait to watch your personality develop. We're also headed into my favorite season of the year! I am excited about getting to share the holidays with both of my precious boys! Although, I'm just a little nervous about having a baby who gets into everything around a Christmas tree! (And a thousand other pretty, precious, shiny decorations!) I enjoy every day with you, my precious boy. I'm so madly in love with your heart melting smile and I'm so blessed to be your mom!


P.S.-- Now that you have teeth, no more biting when nursing! Youch!

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