Friday, November 22, 2013

Connor- 6 Months!

Weight/Height-  On 11/5 he was 18.6 lbs.  Not sure of his height but we will find out in a few weeks at his next appt.  I am pretty sure he is well over 19 lbs now.  He is growing so fast :(
Sleep-  Still waking up 1-2x a night.  He has nights where he will wake up at midnight and again around 5.  Then other nights it's around 2 and 5.  Then other times it's just around 4-5.  I am still getting up and nursing him back to sleep but I know I really need to stop doing that and maybe start some sleep training.  He is only sleeping on his tummy now, so sometimes when he wakes up he is rolling onto his back, then he fusses and cries and never goes back to sleep. 
As far as naps go....he is taking 2-3 good naps a day, most days.  He is usually up for the day between 6-7, then will go back down for a nap about 8 and sleep for 1- 1/2 hours.  Then he will go back down a couple hours later and sleep 2-3 hours.  Then late in the afternoon he will take a short nap.  And he is still going to sleep between 7:30-8 at night. 
Diet-   We made it to my original goal of breastfeeding 6 months!!! Whohoooo! Things are still going great so I am still hoping to make it to 1 year now.  We are still feeding him homemade puree's 5-6x a week.  He has had avocado, carrots, prunes, sweet potato, oatmeal, peas, banana and a couple of the Ella's mixes.  He LOVES banana and HATED peas.
I read the BLW book recently and think I am going to do a little bit of that along with the purees as well.
Clothing/Diapers-  Size 3 diapers, clothes 9-12 months depending on brand, PJ's 9 months 
Favorite Equipment-  Same as last month....he loves the exersaucer, activity mat, jogging stroller and all his toys.  He doesn't lay under the activity mat much anymore because he likes sitting up so much better.  We are getting him a walker and bouncer for Christmas so I am sure those will quickly become favorites.  His favorite toys are anything he can easily put in his mouth and anything that plays music and has lights.  
Milestones & Memories- 
- Sitting up on his own
- Has 2 teeth
- Lifts his chest off the ground and tries to get up on his knees
- Took 2 road to Dallas for a friend's wedding and one to College Station for the A&M vs Vanderbilt game.  He stayed in a hotel with a babysitter for the first time and went to his first football game
- Had his first cold
- Laughs all the time and has the loudest high pitch squeal he ALWAYS does
-Sits in the cart now at the store (instead of car seat) and in a high chair at restaurants

1st A&M football game!  Go Johnny Football!

1st Halloween

1st hotel room....The Fairmont Dallas

He loves his friend, Ella :)

Favorite toy!

He LOVES LOVES to swing!

I can not believe you are already 6 months.  In some ways I feel like I was just giant and pregnant with you still in my belly and in other ways I feel like you have been in our world for much longer than 6 months.   You are the light and joy of my life and I can't imagine life without you. 
Your smile, squeals, laughs and those sweet looks you give me when I am nursing you melt my heart every time.  Your personality is starting to really come out and your Daddy and I think you are going to be quite funny and very inquisitive (just like your dad).  
My favorite part of every day is after your bath when your Daddy hands you to me to nurse you in your dark, quiet room before you go to bed.  You play with my hair and put your hand in my mouth, or stroke my cheek.  You nurse yourself to sleep then I let you sleep on my chest for a little while before I put your in your crib. 
You make our world a better place by being in it and we are so thankful that God chose us to be your Mommy and Daddy. 
We love you to the moon and back, sweet boy!
PS....please stop growing up so fast ;)
Love, Mom  

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Connor's Baby Dedication

Last weekend was Connor's baby dedication at our church. 
All of his grandparents were able to be in town (he has 7!!) and we had such a special weekend spending time with them and celebrating his dedication. 
Friday night was pictures with our pastor, a really nice dinner at church and a program and message about raising your kids to know and love the Lord. 
Sunday morning we all got up in front of the church to publically dedicate our babies to the Lord and of course show off the cuties to everyone ;)
We are so blessed with the greatest family and church!
Here is a little peek inside the weekend....