Wednesday, January 14, 2009

6 Months

at 6 months Eli:
• goes to bed at 8pm and sleeps between 8- 11 hours feeds then goes back to sleep until 830am
• has two naps a day for about 1.5-2 hours
• has recently realized how COOL his dad is and lights up when he comes home
• is a tummy and side sleeper
• no longer sucks his thumb at all
• loves to chew on books and sometimes look at the pictures
• has had some serious blow outs (gross)
• never looks at the person holding him, but wants to see every thing else
• gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth
• rolls onto his stomach the minute you lay him on his back
• laughs at Alden a lot
• loves his jolly jumper
• has started trying to pick things up with his pincher grasp, but doesn't quite have it down yet
• has started solid foods including rice, barely, wheat and oat cereals, corn, strawberries, apples, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, carrots, potatoes, bananas, chicken, zucchini, parsnips, orange, grape, onions(in his chicken I made him).. i think that's it so far....
• is insanely grabby! Getting this little hands on anything close to him, the computer, food on your plate, his dish of food, anything on the floor
• lets anyone hold him still
• pivots while laying on his stomach to get to things
• loves seeing himself in the mirror
• sits up completely on his own
• recently realized the bath is the COOLEST thing ever and loves to splash the water around and suck on the wash cloth
• eats crackers
• has the WORST gag reflex I have EVER seen!!!! I mean EVER. He gags when you kiss him on the cheek, he gags when he's talking, really always doing it. But he rarely throws up strangely enough
• loves to suck on his toes when he is barefoot
• is so very easy going. I am constantly amazed how easy to get along with he is and I hope that is his personality as he gets older too (I guess that's how Regan was as a kid)
• is just such a wonderful little baby who really makes my days so good and making mommyhood so very rewarding


JA Crew said...

i love all these pictures. he's so cute. i love his big blue eyes!!

Susie said...

great pictures Rhonda! It's a good thing he looks baths along with sucking his toes

Amy said...

Wow, you are so lucky that he's a good night sleeper and napper. Oh, and that he already quit sucking his thumb!!
Love the picture of him sucking his toes. Have they replaced his thumb? LOL!

Heather M. said...

he is so cute! i'm so glad he's sleeping well for you and is so easy going. can't get over those toes in his mouth!
can't wait to see you guys again soon.

Lacintha said...

Hi Rhonda..just stopping by for a visit.What a handsome lil' fella you have there..those eyes are amazing!
So happy that he's such a good baby, and glad that you're enjoying mommy-hood so much :)

MonaS! said...

I love your photos and all the things that he is doing. I especially love the photo of his foot in his mouth.

Let the party begin... said...

It's hard to believe that we probably, all could suck on our toes at one time or another. He is adorable and such blue eyes. It's wonderful that he has such a pleasant disposition.

Jewels said...

awesome pictures! what a cute kid, I can't believe he's 6 months already! :)

Melissa said...

he is so cute, i love the 6 month stage!