Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stafford's 6 Month Update

Stafford and his pelican

Dear Stafford,

Oh my!  You are 1/2 a year old now!!  I keep praying and praying that the second half will go more slowly but I don't think it will.  You are growing and changing so much everyday.  Your grandparents and aunts and uncles won't even recognize you when they see you-you are so grown up!

You are still wearing 3-6 month clothes.  Thankfully it looks like we'll be able to keep you in 6 month winter clothes until it gets warm here.  You aren't even close to outgrowing them!  Sometimes your pants fall down because you have a skinny little waist.  You have sweet little cheeks though and you look more filled out than you actually are!  We go Friday for your 6 month checkup and shots (sad!!) and we'll know how much you weigh and how tall you are then.  You are still wearing size 2 diapers and we have stuck with Pampers. 

Some of your newest tricks include, sucking on both thumbs at the same time, sitting up (you can do it unassisted for about 2 seconds but you are so close!), sucking on your toes and giving kisses.  You give lots and lots of kisses.  I LOVE them!!

You are still sleeping well at night.  We generally put you to bed between 7:30 and 8:30 and you sleep until around 8 or 8:30.  Naps have been more challenging lately but you are so happy that Mama doesn't mind!

You have also started eating solid foods.  So far you have tried rice cereal, bananas, sweet potatoes, green beans and applesauce.  Mama has been making all of your food at home and it is fun!  Next we will try carrots and avocados.

You've been doing a lot of riding along in the running stroller while Mama and Daddy run.  You have also started playing with Bear a little bit.  You giggle everytime Bear growls.  You also roll onto your tummy at every chance you get but you don't want to stay there!  One of your favorite games is taking your pacifier out and  putting it down close by.  You want Mama or Daddy to hold you so you can pick it up.  Then you throw it down again.  You are great at picking it up but you still haven't figured out how to put it back in your mouth the right way. 

You still sing in the car and you are a great travel buddy.  We listen to all kinds of fun Stafford music.  You love it when Mama sings the Bonanza song and bounces you up and down.  You also love it when Daddy helps you "fly" like a plane.  You are well behaved in the nursery at church (so far!) and you love people.  You smile SO big whenever someone talks to you-especially the ladies!!

Your favorite toys right now are  Scout, anything that rattles and your stuffed turkey!

Your Daddy and I love you so much and we are excited to continue to watch you grow and develop!!  What a gift you are!!

Daddy & Mama

Giving Mama kisses

Eating solid food!  I'm getting better and better at it everyday!

Mmmm....toes are SO yummy!!

I love Little Bear!!

Daddy shows me how to fly!

Look everyone....I can sit up by myself!!!


Rachel said...

So cute! I want to meet him in person! Oh, and the second half of the year doesn't go by any slower. :)

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