Height: Not sure but pretty long!
Eating: Breastfeeding every 2-3 hours. And now getting "dinner" every night!
Clothes: Well... 12 months fits you best. Tonight, I put you in 18 month PJs I bought you at Costco. They are a little big but quite good for PJs.
Diaper: Size 5.
My dearest Benjamin....
6 months. SIX MONTHS. Half of a year.
I often stare at you. I know you are a little guy but your eyes speak loud. You are so cute, so perfect. I know I'm biased but you are just so freaking ADORABLE. I don't know how else to put it? Everyone is in awe of your calm, relaxed personality. Your smiles are literally contagious. Your whole face lights up. And your giggle...oh, your giggle. The sweetest, best sound I've ever heard.
You are very good at playing independently. You can sit up for long periods of time unassisted, although you'll eventually topple over. You LOVE toys -- you will do whatever it takes to grab and play with whatever you see. Cups, phones, remotes, toys, wipes..you love it all. You are excellent at rolling every which way and you'll scoot a bit on your belly. You really enjoy mission control. You love to stand while I hold your hands. And your favorite? ROCKING to music. You've been doing this for a couple of months - you hear a beat and your little body is swaying back and forth.
Earlier this month, you officially got the sleep think down and slept from 6:45 PM - 8:00 AM without a peep. It was unbelievable. You did great in Florida but by the end of the trip, you started waking up 2-3 times a night again. I think it was a combo of teething (hello first tooth making it's glorious appearance at the beginning of July!) and belly pain (foods make you constipated and poops painful, poor guy). Two nights ago you slept the entire night again... hopefully we're moving in the right direction!! You now go to sleep quite easily at night which is great. You sleep on your belly and love your crib. Naps are still all over the place but at least 3-4 times a day, you sleep. A lot of the naps are in the car - or on me - or on the sofa. I'm working on a nap schedule but I think we'll get there after summer. We're always on the go nowadays and you do great napping anywhere.
You love food, despite it causing major belly issues (which I think we've mostly resolved). So far you've had rice cereal, oatmeal, prunes, pears, peaches and sweet potatoes. You really love it and get excited to sit in the high chair. It's so cute. I wish I could say I'm making all your food like we did with Layla....but with little (no) spare time, it seems organic foods by Plum & Earth's Best will have to do. Honestly, they're probably better at making food then I am! ;)
I love our days - just you and I. While we miss Layla when she is at camp & Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop's house, it's so nice to spend time snuggling and talking with you. You're really FUN -- just a true joy.
Recently, I've been taking you to the gym a few times a week - I never did this with Layla and I regret it. I'm getting used to going to "strangers" without fear earlier then I did with her and you're doing great. They all love you at the gym!!
Your THUMB - your favorite thing. I could melt when you are sucking your thumb. It calms you. If you get even a little fussy, you pop your thumb in and your suddenly happy. It's so sweet and so great.
You love your bath -- you are so cute. I give you a Mohawk after your bath. It's so fun!
This summer, you've been everywhere. The zoo, the pool, the aquarium, Sesame Place.. the places are endless and you're always so happy and content. It makes it so nice. You do really well in the double stroller. You've been to Florida three times so far... next up is another trip, just you & I, in September. Also the Outer Banks is fast approaching - I'm sure you'll love it!!!
Your sister is your favorite person. I think your Dada and I are a close second. Your cousins love you so much and everyone wants a chance to hold you or kiss you. You are so loved.
6 months until your first birthday. It seems bizarre to even think of you as anything but my little boy, the one that will wrap his arms tight around my neck and and suck on my nose.
I love you - I love your big brown eyes - I love you so much, till the end of time!