Friday, February 11, 2011

Buddy Boy at 6 Months

Six months.  SIX MONTHS!  Wow!!!  Six months hits me like a ton of bricks.  Somehow, it seems waaaaay older than five months.  Nevertheless, here he is...
 Oh, Buddy Boy, we love you so.  You have really brought this house to life. 
At half a year old, Buddy Boy is 15 pounds, 3 ounces (10th percentile) and 26 1/2 inches long (just above 50th percentile).  I am find myself surprised every time I take my boys to the doctor and learn that their weights rank so low on the charts.  They always seem so big and heavy to me, and strangers always comment on how they must be big for their ages.  I certainly thought that Buddy Boy was bigger than Little Guy at this age, but I just checked and he's actually a smidge smaller.  Strange.  But, like his brother, Buddy Boy is thriving!
Buddy Boy's favorite gasping noise is losing out to high-pitched squeals these days.  He's such a funny little boy already, always ready to break out into laughter.  He also does lots of vowel-singing, especially when waking up, which he almost always does quite cheerfully.
 He's become very interested in toys lately, and enjoys playing with rattles, stuffed animals, and balls.  And anything his big brother brings him.
He usually nurses six times a day, and continues to be very speedy about it.  We haven't started solids yet, but are planning to ease into a method I've been learning about, where purees are skipped and soft table foods are the first foods offered.  (Anybody have experience with this?)

We've been blessed with a champion sleeper in Buddy Boy.  He generally sleeps 13 hours at night (feeding once in there--either late at night or early in the morning) and takes two naps during the day--1.5 hours in the morning and 2.5-3 hours in the afternoon.  If we're on the go in the morning, he's usually pretty agreeable about cat-napping and then taking a extra long nap in the afternoon.
Overall, our sweet Buddy Boy is just an easygoing, easy to care for, happy and delightful little thing!  We are overwhelmed with thankfulness for the six months God has given us with him.

8 comments:

Katie said...

He is the most beautiful baby. Happy Six Month Birthday Buddy Boy!

V's Mama said...

Happy Six Months, JF! We LOVE you so much, Buddy Boy! :) He truly is precious, and WOW--- what an agreeable baby (how could he not be with you two as parents)!?

Mary-Margaret said...

He is so cute! I was just thinking how BIG he looks until I read 10lbs, wow! Those scales must be wrong! :)

ElissaMLF said...

Oh, he is such an adorable little boy! And YOU are becoming an incredibly talented photographer. I especially love the last shot, and similarly can't believe that six months is just around the corner for Ramona...

Two things:

1. I am so jealous of Buddy Boy's sleeping! Ramona only sleeps about 11 hours a night, and we're lucky if we get two 1.5-hour naps out of her.

2. We weighed Ramona at home this week, and she's over 20 pounds. Crazy! We'll confirm at her well-baby visit next week...

Family Snodgrass said...

Whoa! 10 pounds was a typo. He's thin, but not THAT thin. I've changed it to the correct 15 pounds!

Julie said...

He looks perfect to me! Can't wait to see him in the near future!

Foodiebia said...

He is so adorable. I love these shots!

Wanting What I Have said...

Beautiful pictures!!! i would love to hear about this feeding method you mentioned. As I think about it, it just seems like a great idea and a way to simplify life.