Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bennett at Six Months

 Our sweet guy is now half a year old, and I can't believe how fast time is flying by.

 He weighed in at 16 pounds, 14.25 oz. (37th percentile) and measured 26.75 inches (55th percentile).  The doctor was pleased with how he's growing and she loved all the smiles and attention he gave her.

 Poor Bennett has been battling his first real cold (more than just sniffles) for over a week now.  He's losing a bit of sleep about it and coughing all day, but still pretty cheerful.

 At the doctor's office Bennett surprised me by sitting up unassisted for the longest time ever.  He was motivated by staring at his beautiful reflection in the mirror.  My little narcissist.

 He still hasn't found any solids he likes and so I've been too lazy to really bother forcing the issue.  We are starting again in ernest now and need to figure out what will get him interested enough to swallow something.  He might just not be a puree kid.

 He takes 8 oz. bottles when offered and nurses 5 times per day so at least the milk thing works for him.

 B is still on three naps each day, with the longest one in the middle.  Our beloved swing broke (after maybe 500 hours of use), so he's learning how to take that long nap without his swing.

It's great that Bennett is at the age he can be distracted out of crankiness by going outside or with a toy.  Life is made easier and he is happier.

 Of course the paci is always the best distraction and we use it on and off all day.

He still loves going for walks in the Bjorn or stroller, and especially enjoys with Orelia rides along in the stroller to entertain him.

 Orelia is definitely his most entertaining family member.  He loves watching her do anything and is always cracking up over her antics or general hugging of him.

 Harper is getting more fun to watch these days too, apparently.  It's like he finally noticed the brown furry family member walking around.

 Bennett's rolling is more controlled and he doesn't get "stuck" on his tummy anymore.  He hasn't used rolling as a true form of transportation yet, so he doesn't get too far off his play mat just yet.

Everyone who knows Bennett greets him with a smile and awaits their smile in return.  His gummy smiles are just about the best thing in the world.

We are loving this little six month-old to pieces!

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