Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy Half Birthday To You!

Our little baby boy is 6 months old!

He is growing up so quickly before my eyes. I honestly can't even believe he's half a year old already.
I'm just trying to soak up every second of this fun stage that I can. I love it!!

Bryson has had a ton of "firsts" this month!

He started eating cereal and he LOVES it! He can't get enough of it!

He tried sweet potatoes, sweet peas and carrots, and isn't really a huge fan of them yet...

He went swimming for the first time and LOVES the water

Started "walking" and actually moves around the house quite well

Sat up in a shopping cart like a big boy

"Used" a sippy cup (really just played with it)

Discovered Orion and since then, they have become BFFs...which makes Orion very happy!!

Bryson doesn't go to the doctor for a couple more weeks, so I don't know stats yet, but I do know he is a growing boy! He's wearing 6-9 month clothes and size 2 diapers, but I think we're going to bump it up to the next size because he's leaking out the top of them in the middle of the night. Changing this kid's diaper is close to impossible. He rolls to his belly the second he's on his back. I now have an appreciation for calf wrestlers because that's what I feel like I'm doing several times a day! I've also decided that Pampers need to make diapers you can put on when the baby is on his belly, because that's what I end up doing half the time! That would be brilliant :)

He used to fight sleep like a ninja, (and still does occasionally), screaming and crying for a good 10 minutes before falling asleep. Now, thankfully, he whines a bit and then "talks" himself to sleep. I started letting him sleep with a little blanket from Mama Mel and Papa John and a little toy and that has helped SO much! I make sure the blanket isn't in his face as soon as he falls asleep, but he always has it in his hand or is laying on top of it-precious!! He usually sleeps from 8-8 and takes a 1.5-2 hr nap in the morning and then a 45 minute nap in the afternoon. Every once in a while he'll take a 3rd nap, but I think he's dropping that 3rd nap. I LOVE going to get him after he wakes up, he is so happy and smiley!

Bryson is so much fun to go places with. I call him "my perfect little show baby" when we're out in public. He just smiles and coos and looks around. He makes lots of friends :) He could be sitting in a poopy diaper (which he HATES) or starving, but if we're out in public, he'll be wonderful.  Once we get to the car though, that's a different story! But, he will definitely let me know when he's sleepy, so I make sure we're at home for all of his naps/bed time.

He wouldn't eat the sweet potatoes or peas one day so I thought I'd see if he'd play with them and then stick his hands in his mouth and eat them, but he just played with it. Orion liked the left overs though :)

He is a great eater though. He eats cereal 3 times a day and I usually have to make a 2nd or 3rd bowl because his mouth is still wide open like a baby bird looking for more food, and he nurses 4-5 times a day. I feel like I have to be in a dark quiet room while he's nursing because he gets so distracted by every noise he hears. Especialy when Michael's in the room. All hope is lost when he hears Michael's voice :) It's really cute though! He also reaches up and plays with my face the whole time...I love it! :) I'm cherishing every second.

Since he was in my belly, I've always said he was going to be a mover. He's rolling, scooting, and army crawling all over the place. His feet are always moving where ever he is. He's so close to crawling; he just needs to figure out how to get up on his hands and knees simultaneously :)

I have loved watching him grow and learn new things and can't wait to see what he'll do next!

Happy 6 months, sweet boy!!


  1. I absolutely love his sweet little faces. It's so funny the pictures that I can see a bit of both you and Michael in him. He is one lucky boy as you both are also super lucky for him:) Love you guys and love all the fun updates... now only if he could stay this size/age forever!

  2. Aww - he's precious! I started reading your blog through Ashlie's and just wanted to say what an adorable little guy he is! It's always nice to see what mommies with babies of similar ages are going through!