How can it already be 6 months that you have been here with us? You are getting to be such a big boy!
This past month you had some exciting firsts. You celebrated your first Thanksgiving!
You got to try eating at the big people table for the first time. You LOVE LOVE LOVE to eat. So far you have enjoyed rice cereal, pureed apples, sweet potatoes, and avocado. And you have enjoyed each new food more than the last. You wave your hands and feet when I put you in your seat and get ready to feed you. I can hardly get the food into your mouth fast enough for you. Each bite is accompanied by a baby soundtrack of yums and mmmms. Everyone enjoys watching you eat as much as you enjoy eating.
You also got your first tooth a few days before your 6 month birthday. It's one of the bottom middle teeth and is just the cutest little thing...and by cute I mean sharp! You and Mommy are learning to get you to eat without biting...and it's a work in process.
You are army crawling quickly but no real hand-and-knee crawling yet (which is okay with me! You are fast enough as it is!) You love to play with things that are not toys, like door stoppers, shoes, the vacuum hose and anything with tags. Mommy really has to keep a close eye on you to make sure you don't get into trouble. You sister is a big help in that area most of the time. But I can see it in your eyes when you spot something you know you are not supposed to have and you start making your way over to it...sometimes I feel bad taking away your prize when you reach it, but mommy just wants to keep you safe. And you usually quickly find something new to go after.
You have only partially unwrapped 2 Christmas presents from under the tree so far. But given the chance your little fingers would work their way into each of the packages and the paper would end up soggy in your mouth.
The hair on the top of your head is getting so very long that I think I'm going to have to trim it! (You sister didn't get her first hair cut until she was 26 months old...so you are going to beat her in that department by about 20 months!) You are starting to outgrow your 6 month clothes and I had to put you into size 3 diapers. You are a big little boy! We love you more every day, you sweet little squirt (as your Mawma calls you.)