Six Months of Life

Have I mentioned that my little tiny baby is now six months old? Well, he is. Six months old! I keep thinking I’ll take some pictures of him in some cute overalls that my mom gave him, but it just hasn’t happened yet. So here are a few that I have taken…

Nap time with Bunny.

Funny thing about that bunny–I’ve had it for a long time. It’s made by Jelly Cat, a stuffed animal company with really cute and cuddly (and soft) toys. Their weight and shape make them so easy for little arms to carry them around. We used to order from that company when I worked at Glasco’s, and I always loved to give them as gifts. I especially loved the rabbit–it reminded me of the Velveteen Rabbit, and I could just imagine a toddler toting it around. Well, at some point, they discontinued the rabbit. I bought it (and several of the other ones they were discontinuing) to store until I need them for gifts, but I just kept saving the rabbit and the bear. I didn’t know if we would ever have kids, but I thought “just in case…”  Every time I thought about giving them away, I changed my mind. I knew I would wish I had kept them if we ever had our own little bundle of joy.

Shortly after I found out I was pregnant, I went searching for the animals. It didn’t take long to find them safely tucked away in a storage container. They made me smile.

I’m so glad I kept them.

I know it’s a little silly, but stuffed animals were always my most treasured toys as a child, and I guess I just imagined that my kids might feel the same. It will be fun to see what his favorite toys will be. And even he doesn’t end up with an interest in stuffed animals, they will look cute in his room!

(I also bought a few more Jelly Cat stuffed animals while I was pregnant.)

Tice is so much fun these days. He is a very busy boy. Very. busy. But I wouldn’t want it any other way. And when he settles down, he is such a cuddler. When it’s time for his last nap of the day, he’ll lay in my arms and just coo and giggle for the longest time. He’ll pull out his plug (pacifier), smile, and then pop it bag in his mouth, and then he does it a few more times. When he’s finished socializing, he’ll lay there so still while I have the computer on the couch next to me–I’ll keep thinking he’s fallen asleep, but he’s just staring at the ceiling, thinking about whatever babies think about.

When he finally falls asleep, I sometimes take pictures of him with my cell phone. I can’t help it. He looks so sweet and peaceful, and I know he won’t always fit on my lap. Here are a few that I treasure…

Okay, back to the real pictures and some of his milestones. He’s sitting on his own, though he easily topples over when he’s tired or distracted. He has four teeth (and I think I saw the fifth one poking through today, but I couldn’t get my finger in there long enough to feel it). The teething hasn’t seemed to bother him lately like it did at first. There’s still a flowing river of slobber, but he must be less sensitive to the discomfort (yes, I’m knocking on wood as I type).

He loves eating real food, but only if it involves fruit. I haven’t had any luck with feeding him veggies yet. When his mouth is assaulted with one of the unwelcomed flavors, he makes a terrible face, and then starts silently dry heaving. It’s so dramatic–and hilarious. I try REALLY hard to not laugh at his misfortune, but I just can’t hold it in. I know, I’m rude. But if you saw it, you would laugh, too…

He’s still very social and will smile for almost anyone (unless he’s really tired), but he prefers to be held by me or Harper, of course. He definitely knows he is loved.

He’s mastered the army crawl, so he’s enjoying some new independence. I’m enjoying the time left before he’s even more mobile. I’m realizing how much more baby-proofing I might have to do…

I know there was more I wanted to say about his sixth month, but I’m fading, and it’s about time to go feed the little guy. Good night!

Technical Notes:

I had to use a super slow shutter speed to get enough light for these, so most of them were blurry since he was moving. I steadied the lens on the edge of the bed to avoid camera-shake. I just kept shooting, knowing he would be still enough in a few of them to get a usable shot, and it worked.

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6 Responses to Six Months of Life

  1. Heather says:

    He is such a cutie! I love watching (and reading) you as a mom. You are amazing!

  2. Robyn Farmer says:

    Loved this post! How is he 6 months already? Can we freeze time for a bit?

  3. sarah crosby says:

    Tice is SO precious!! 6 months is such a fun age!

  4. kacee says:

    He is so cute! Thanks for helping my baby fever.

  5. Mom says:

    How can it already be 6 mos! He is such a precious bundle! We are so blessed!!!! and so is Tice to have such great parents!!

  6. Laura Lacy says:

    Happy 6 months, Tice! Bunny looks very snuggly. I am glad you kept him.

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