|What a difference a half a year can make! You'll always be my baby no matter how big you get Eli!|
What an exciting month this has been! I can't believe my baby is already half way into his first year! It seems like yesterday I was holding my 8lb 7oz brand new baby boy! Time flies when you are in LOVE! A co-worker told me when I returned to work 3 months ago that it just keeps getting better and better. Her son is 16 and she says it is still getting better! I hope I can say that when Eli is 16. For now, I'll enjoy my 6 month old cutie! For those of you who haven't seen Eli lately, he is SO cute -- I just can't stop kissing those cute little cheeks!
P.S. Every single blog pic this month is from my iphone -- I swear that is all we take pictures on any more -- thank God for technology!
His Cousin Kate
|Eli giving Kate a kiss. Kate is like What is this boy doing to me?|
|Gma and mommy went to the Just for Friends Consignment Sale on 2/18 and Gma got this steal for $15! I love it because all my toys fit around the edge! Gma's house is filling up with baby toys now that she has two little, precious grandbabies! :)|
|I love my rubber spoon so much I can barely see straight! :)|
My sister Sam
|Opa said, "I'm born to ride!"|
Naps with Dad
|This is a repeat from previous months -- but I sure do love my snuggly sleep with dad!|
My friends at babysitters
|Now that my cousin Kate is here and grandma watches her I Mondays -- I get to hang out with these cuties! Mommy feels very blessed to have found my new babysitter because she is awesome!|
My mesh feeder!
|This contraption really helps when I am teething! I especially like frozen mangos!|
Twinkle, Twinkle and No More Monkeys and all things Baby Einstein
|Daddy stuffs me in my pack in play in the mornings, turns on Baby Galileo and tries to get a few more minues of snooze.|
Peek-a-boo and I'm gonna get you!
|Smiling with his eyes! Love this boy!|
Chewing on my pacifiers (and everything else I can get into my mouth).
|Mommy loves my little curl!|
You guessed it -- the CAR SEAT! We finally found something that helps though -- a car DVD player! Thank the Lord for that!
Not being able to reach a toy
Falling over from a sitting position (especially if he bumps his head)
Mommy or Daddy walking away
Teething! Poor guy!
|Eli is a fussy teether but a cold wash cloth helps!!|
Standing while holding on to something
Sitting up like a champ!
|Eli loves that he doesn't have to stay in his car seat at restaurants anymore -- bring on the germ infested high chairs!|
Getting into a crawl position and rocking!
|Mike calls this Eli's referees position (wrestling stance).|
Eli will take steps while you hold his hands -- it is so cute!
Baby Sign Language class:
Mike and I went to a baby sign language class together held by LS parents as teachers. We learned a lot and have started signing -- eat, more, milk, dada, and mama
Mike and I headed south to Wichita, KS for the first weekend of my spring break. It was nice to get away and check out a new city. We stayed at the Drury Plaza Inn in DT Wichita. It was a nice space. Eli was fairly good on the car trip -- we bought a DVD player for the car that worked wonders on him! He enjoyed observing all the new places and we all had fun eating out and splashing around in the hotel pool!
|On our way to the hotel pool!|
|In the hotel lobby!|
|On our way back home, do I really have to sit in this car seat again???|
6th Month Stats:
19lbs -- 74%
27.5 inches -- 82%
61% for head circumference
Eli met all of the social and physical 6th month markers -- Doc thinks he is a beautiful boy and so do we!
It is a sore subject right now and I'd rather not even get into it. Lets just say that Eli continues to wake up, nurse, sometimes go back to bed, sometimes stay awak and want to play (in the middle of the night playing with your baby is NOT fun). Lets also say that I AM JEALOUS of every mom with babies that sleep through the night at 6mo. Lets say one more thing, I know it is my fault because I can't let him cry it out but I am an inch away from doing -- just trying to make it to 7 months to see if it gets any better. Pray please.
What we are looking forward to next month?
Eli's first St. Patty's day (he has Irish blood on his daddy's side -- O'Shaughnessy)
Eli's first Easter
All the fun that comes with watching our baby grow, learn and explore the world around him!