I probably start each of these updates this way but I cannot believe you are already 6 months old. You are 1/2 way to a year. How did that happen? When did that happen?
You are still just about the best. baby. ever. You are the epitome of the first baby getting you ready for the second. You are so well behaved, sleep through the night, aren’t scared of strangers, etc. After we seemed to have found the magic nipple you will even on occasion take a bottle. Everyone, and I do mean everyone, comments on how well behaved you are and how much you seem to absorb of the world around you. You’re so attentive and fascinated by what is going on around you.
When I was pregnant you were the same way. I had friends who were pregnant who complained that their little ones constantly did flips and turns and kicks. Not you. You were just a calm little baby even then. Daddy and I hope this continues when you are a toddler!
This month you started showing a real interest in whatever mommy and daddy were eating so we started letting you take bites. Every time you try something new you have
this horrible, disgusted look on your face. Then you start chomping. We’re not really worried about you eating solids yet so we more just let you explore what we’re eating!
You also started sitting up. It was the most amazing thing. We’ve been trying to prop you up for a while but you would fall over within 5 seconds. Then we went to a play date. The night before you had sat up for 15 seconds — we were thrilled! At the play date you sat up for 30 seconds–amazing! Then one of the other little kids started walking with his daddy holding his hands and I guess you decided you wanted to show off a skill as well … because you sat up for over 5 minutes! It was amazing!!!
This was also my first Mother’s Day. And I did exactly what I wanted to do .. I spent time with you. You let me sleep in (BEST Mother’s day present!!) then Daddy gave me your and his presents. You got me a book about Spot and how much his Mommy loves him! Daddy got me another charm for my necklace with a clear topaz stone (you and Mommy are both yellow topaz birthstones but Daddy knows how much I hate yellow!).
You now smile all the time. We started going to synagogue on Friday nights and not only do you enjoy yourself, you’re a huge hit. You’re so well behaved and seem to enjoy yourself so much.
You are the best part of my day and the best part of my life. I love you more than I could ever say, and more than I could ever imagine. I hate leaving you and look forward to seeing you.
Mommy and Daddy