You are now officially 6 months old, and I love you more and more each day. Just ignore how cliche that sounds, as one day, you too will understand the sentiment.
These days you are sitting up by yourself and attempting to crawl, though, you haven’t quite figured out the mechanics yet, and I think the cats are both grateful for this as they can still run away from your very curious hands. Aside from the cats some of your favorite things are:
*Baths. You love to splash around in the water and as soon as you hear the water in the tub, your eyes light up and you get so excited because you know exactly what time it is.
*Mirrors. You love to smile at yourself and whoever is holding you. Playing your piano is twice as much fun now with someone to play with. 😉
*Your lovey(s). Sometimes the only way to get you settled for the night is if you have a lovey in hand to rub your face and hands in – yours are a monster and a robot.
*Throwing things. You’re one of the few kids at day care who constantly throws their pacifier out of their crib during nap time and have discovered how fun it is to toss your bowl and spoon off of your high chair rather than trying what is in the bowl.
*Talking. You crack your dad and I up when you get on a talking streak – so much to say!
*Jumping! You can keep jumping in your jumper long after I can manage to keep up (you think it’s fun if your dad or I jump with you). You also love to jump when in the tub (tsk tsk) and when you’re being held.
*Lights. Especially the red numbers on your CD player. Some nights if you’re not sleepy after your bottle, all you want to do is look at the red numbers while we listen to various Rockabye Baby! CDs.
There are so many things I love about you, including:
*Your determination with a dash of stubborness. You have a bit of an independent spirit and you are determined to do so many things on your own. You took the spoon for a day and then decided you should feed yourself or not have food at all (you’ve been trying to feed yourself your own bottle for ages, but your hands aren’t quite big enough). You sometimes get frustrated if you can’t do everything yourself, but I love how determined you are to keep trying and figure it out and too stubborn to accept help at times. I imagine this is a trait that will stick you, so hopefully when you’re older you’ll learn to accept help when it’s offered rather than trying to do everything by yourself. I can’t imagine where you got that from. :p
*Your smile. It’s infectious and I look forward to it the entire day when I drop you off at day care. When I’m having a bad day I just count down the hours until I get to pick you up and see that smile.
*Your sense of humor. Okay, so you think your dad is funnier than I am – I can live with that. I love your silly faces and how much you laugh and giggle at your ridiculous parents.
*When you aren’t being a ham, I love how alert and serious you can be. You seem so contemplative at times as you watch what’s happening around you. What are you thinking?
You are a gift and I treasure you, little man. I love you to the moon and back!