I can't believe you are 6 months old today. Everyone told me that it would go by fast, and girl, it sure has.
You are the light of our lives and you make us complete.
You make me laugh at least 10 times a day.
I love you more than I will ever be able to describe in words.
Being your mother makes me the luckiest woman in the world.
You are the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. I know everyone says this about their kids, but seriously, you are gorgeous. Most people who meet you comment on your eyes. They are the perfect royal blue. You still look just like your daddy, but have an attitude like your mama's.
You are already showing signs of an independent spirit. Example: During your 6 month photoshoot I took last week, you got tired of wearing your hat and thought it would make a better chew toy.
You are eating solid food like a champion. You have tried rice and oatmeal ceral, bananas, pears, apples, sweet potato, avocado, peas, butternut squash, and most recently, green beans. I make all of your baby food. The only thing you don't seem to care for these days is avocado, but it's okay since I don't really make that. You can't eat cake yet, but don't worry, we got you one for your 6 month birthday anyway:
I can still count on Sophie the Giraffe to soothe you. You use pacifiers for naps and nighttime and can pick them up and put them back in your mouth. You are so smart!
Speaking of your sleep patterns, there is room for improvement. You take 3, 30 minutes naps a day, though today you took 45 minute ones! You go to sleep at 7pm, wake up around 1am for your pacifier (I wish you could see it in the dark) and then wake up around 4am to nurse. I nurse you in bed, and then you go back to sleep until about 6:45am. I miss the days of sleeping in until 8am with you. We had to put the bumpers back on your crib because you were getting your foot caught between the slats even with the breathable bumper:
Oh and your giggling. It's the best! It doesn't take much to make you laugh either. Everyone also comments on what a good baby you are. Seriously, you only cry when you're hungry or tired....or when you don't want a nap.
We sing "Silent Night" every night before bed. I tell you, "Mommy loves you, Daddy loves you, God and Jesus love you, and I'll see you in the morning". I kiss your forehead and look forward to waking up to your gummy smile. It's a piece of Heaven on Earth.
You have a lot of baby friends. Elodie, Catharine, Ethan, Max, Colin, Kenneth, and Luke. You also think your toddler friends are hilarious. Mikayla, Naomi, Sam, Elliot, and Annelise are so much fun.
Life with you is so good right now.
Here are some more fun pictures I took of you to remember this precious, precious, time. I only took about 200.