Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Half Birthday Little Graham!

Wow... about sums it up this month. I can't believe how much little g has accomplished and done this month. It's tough being a baby when you're five months... here are little g's latest achievements!

  1. He's learned to LICK... everything, you, me, the carpet, the dogs (ugh), everything!
  2. He can hold his sippy cup and bottle.
  3. He can bounce and this gives mommy some great summer arms!
  4. He can gesture towards us when he wants to be picked up and he leans up when we're picking him up from laying down.
  5. He throws a fit if you take something away from him
  6. He can slap both of his knees now when he's excited or laughing
  7. He loves to blow raspberries on us, mainly our face but also our shoulders. 
  8. He still loves tummy time and rolls around to get places (as well as still pivoting)
  9. Little g loves to do 'plank' and can get up on his hands and knees but isn't quite moving his hands yet. The knees want to go but the hands don't quite get it yet. He rocks when he's on all fours and face-plants in the carpet.
  10. He can lean in and kiss his wide-open mouth kiss! He's such a lover... he even kissed his girl friend Lailynn on Memorial Day!
  11. He went on his first jet-skiing ride a few days before Memorial Day. We didn't go far we just wanted to test out his life jacket (which he hated).
  12. We've been swimming a lot this month. He loves, loves, loves the water and even does great when we count to three and plop him under water. He hasn't ever cried when going under water. He loves swimming with his Tia and Uncle Matt!
  13. He leans over and points with his head when he wants to go somewhere. He is quite convincing and almost leaps out of our arms. 
  14. He doesn't mind the dogs playing but I think he is going to be very bossy (a.k.a "affirmative")... he yells 'eh' when the dogs play... like hes saying BE NICE!
  15. He can now sit up on his own. He still struggles with flinging himself back sometimes but overall he is much more controlled than ever.
  16. He loves to rock when we sing to him (side-to-side).
  17. He also gets excited about food and we're now on "2nd" Gerber foods.
  18. He twists around to see himself
  19. The mirrors are his favorite and he's very animated! 
  20. And finally... he WEIGHS 19 pounds (76th percentile), his LENGTH is 29 inches (98th percentile... WOWOW... our pedi thinks he's going to be very tall) and his head circumference is 17 1/2 inches. He's the size of a 1 year old now and the tallest 6 month old our pediatrician has ever seen! We don't know any difference, since this is our first, but he said that he is going to be a big grown up. 
Our current schedule is:
5:00am - Nursing
8:00am - Wake up, Nurse, Playtime in bed
9:00am - Have breakfast together (little g eats baby food) then play time
11:00am - 1:00pm - Nurse then Nap time
1:00-3:30 or 4:00pm - Play time (2:00pm Nurse)
3:30-5:00pm - Nap
5:00-8:00pm - Nurse then Play time
8:00pm - Start bed time ritual (play in bed, bath, good night around the house)
8:30pm - Nurse
8:45pm - Asleep in crib

This has been the first month that we have little g on two long naps a day and it's really be working well! He seems happier and it's nice having a set schedule.

Until next month! We can't wait to see what the sixth month has in store for us.

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