Tuesday, July 29, 2008

In such a short time

Now that we celebrated 6 months, we had to commemorate it... with shots! He only had two, and took them like a champ- with only some of the most pitiful crying and biggest tears ever. Then was back to his flirtatious self with the nurses within minutes.

He's growing like a weed, nearly tripled his birth weight. He was 7 pounds 14 oz and 21 3/4 inches when he was born. He is now 20 pounds (90th percentile), and 28 3/4 inches (95th percentile). Everything else looked great and he is progressing just like he should.

Just a few hours old!

It still amazes my when I think about how quickly he has learned so much. I don't think there is ever a time where we learn as much as we do in the first two or three years of our lives. I remember when he was a few weeks old and one of my friend came to visit with her 18 month old. I was astonished how something a tiny and helpless as him could change into something as full of spit and vinegar and smarts as Addison, in just a year and a half!

He is now able to sit up on his own- rarely falling over unless he tries to look too far or gets excited. He is starting to roll around like a champ- who knew rolling was a method of transportation! Just an hour ago he rolled from my side, across the bed, and up to the pillows all in search for the remote. (What a man!) He has been holding onto toys and transferring them from one hand to the other for months. He grabs and reaches for things that interest him, and talks, laughs, and interacts with other people all the time. He also eats wonderfully, and just tried a cup for the first time this evening. He sleeps through the night and can put himself to sleep without too much trouble.

And we've changed a lot over the past six months too. I don't think either one of us realized how much you could love a person so tiny, or how happy/proud/scared/excited/grossed out/nervous/thrilled/ surprised or how much fun we could have every day. We both know we're very lucky to have such a wonderful baby, and such a great family to share him with. I would never change how our lives have played out, even though they haven't gone quite as we planned, just because he makes it so wonderfully worth it.

We love you Booger!

OK- I'm done being sappy!


Barbara Manatee said...

WOW!!! He sure has grown!!! Good job mama!!! I just checked to see how he compared to his cousins at 6 months...Jacob was 20 lbs 8 oz and 28.5 inches. Sarah was 17 lbs, 8 oz and 27.5 inches. So he's passed her and about the same as Jacob was then!! How funny!

Glad the shots weren't too traumatic. Oh, and you think its amazing now to see all he's learned to do...I swear, they hit a year and every time you turn around, they're doing or saying something new! I can barely keep up!!!

C Kaloz said...

Welcome to parenthood! It is a wonderful club--can't ever imagine not being a part of it!