Six Months Old! (2 days ago)

Porter- You are now half a year old. Every month I am astounded by the things you learn and I love to see your personality come out mor...


You are now half a year old. Every month I am astounded by the things you learn and I love to see your personality come out more each and every day. We lay on the couch and you let me cuddle you, and you smile and giggle at me and make me smile so much my face hurts. This always happens. But it's a good thing, because when I smile you smile right back at me and it's just never ending :)

You love to jump in your jumperoo. You finally figured out how to bounce, so that's what you do. You have held your own bottle a couple of times. You've now flown to IL twice, and did amazing both times. I think you are starting to like sleeping with me too much. When you stayed with a babysitter the other night, you didn't sleep well when she put you in the crib. That's something we will have to work on...when i'm ready to stop sleeping with you. I'm not sure when that's going to be though. I love when I come into bed a few hours after you've been in there sleeping already, curl up next to you and put my finger in your hand until you squeeze it. Then I go to sleep :)

I've been asked more times than I can remember now, "is he always that happy?" by perfect strangers. People are constantly noticing your happiness. You still nap pretty great, a couple hours in the morning and 3-4 hours most afternoons. You have been eating food now for a few weeks and love most everything you've tried; carrots, sweet potatoes, peaches, bananas, pears, and pomegranate juice (which I mix in with veggies sometimes). You eat fruit in the morning and veggies in the evening.

You really have found your voice. One morning you woke up to eat at 2am, finished eating and was wide awake for an hour and a half happily squeeling, screeching, and talking loudly. The next time you woke up, you did the same thing. Honestly, around 3am I did try putting a pillow over my head to block out the noise because you were squeeling right in my ear, hahah. It's awesome though to hear you "talking" and changing the pitch of your voice. A lot of times you will make the same repetition of noises over and over, like you really seem to know what you're talkin' about!

You can move your little body all over the place. Sometimes you are really squirmy when we're holding you, bouncing yourself up and down and trying to throw yourself in different directions, haha. It's funny, but sometimes I gotta move fast to grab you before you jump right out of my arms! When laying on the ground, sometimes I'll leave you for a second to go to the bathroom and you move your body into such a different position and place that I really do wonder how you got in the position you ended up in.

You smile and laugh all the time. At me, your dad, our friends, Lola and Lucy, the kitty. Hearing you laugh and giggle is one of the best parts of my days.

You have been teething a couple times, nothing horrible, but enough to make you act a little cranky and make you drool uncontrollably. You like to suck on the cold teethers we keep in the fridge. Also on our fingers. Most of your clothes are 6 and 6-9 months. We switched to cloth diapers and I think you really like them (they are way softer).

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  1. We just switched to cloth too! What did you go with?

  2. Don't forget how much he enjoyed pickles :)


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