6 Months Old and the Joy of my World

Dear Garrett,

On Christmas Eve, 2011, you turned 6 months old! It was exactly one year ago to the day that we shared the news we were expecting your arrival and it was then that everyone began sharing in our anticipation of welcoming you into our family.

It was a special day for many reasons, but I think it was extra special because your half birthday is the day before Jesus’s birthday and he’s pretty important. It’s special because 6 months ago he gave me you, and in return, you gave meaning to my life.

Your Daddy has shown me what true love feels like and my family has shown me what unconditional love feels like but you’ve given me a whole new perspective of loving someone unconditionally and I hope that I will succeed in showing you what that feels like in return.

We were in Ohio for your half birthday and you had a busy couple of days, but stole the hearts of everyone that laid eyes on you. You met lots of the Brunners and all of the Palmers, and you also got to see some of the Robares! Although everyone feels like they know you from all of the pictures I share, nothing comes close to actually meeting you and seeing your smile (and your two front teeth) first hand.

You are growing so fast I can’t believe it and you seem to learn something new every day

  • We will learn your height and weight when we go to your 6 month appointment in January and I am anxious to hear your stats.
  • You wear 6 month onesies but 9 month pants and sleepers because you are so long
  • You have your 2 bottom teeth
  • You are getting harder to take pictures of because you want to move all of the time : )
  • You make funny faces
I’m 6 Months old already!
  • I call you a steamroller because you will roll from one end of a room to another in a matter of seconds
  • You’re starting to pull a leg underneath you and put your butt in the air to get ready to crawl, and you sometimes scoot a little bit towards a toy.
  • You are a Great little eater! You get solids twice a day and you eat ’em all up!
  • You go down for bed with no problem around 7:30 or 8:00 and you sleep until about 5 then get hungry and go right back to sleep for another 2 hours after you eat.
  • You always smile when you wake up and mornings are your happiest time of day
  • You like to bounce from one foot to another and you love your doggies!

You truly have brought more Joy to my World than I ever imagined possible and I can’t wait to celebrate Christmas and your half birthday with you for the rest of our lives.

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Playing Catch Up

¬†I had every intention to post about Garrett’s 5th month right around the time he turned 5 months (which was on Thanksgiving…but clearly that didn’t work out) so here is a quick run down of what we’ve been up to and even though he’s 5 1/2 months now I’m hoping to be more efficient when he turns 6 months which is on Christmas Eve (pretty special isn’t it : )

  • Weight (won’t find out until our 6 month well check but I’m going to guess around 18lbs
  • Height….same as above but I’ll guess around 27-28 inches (he’s going to outgrow his car seat before I know it!
  • Sleeping from about 7:30 or 8:00 until about 4 or 5 o’clock when he wakes up for a quick feed and then falls back asleep until about 7 or 7:30
  • Eating about 6 or 7 oz at a time and like a champ (although you wouldn’t know it because he’s got his Daddy’s skinny genes and big feet : )
  • Eats solids twice a day he prefers pears or bananas¬†mixed with cereal for breakfast and sweet potatoes or peas for dinner
  • Is really good at tummy time, although now he just seems to want to move so he gets a little frustrated with it
  • Talks all the time and feels the need to put everything in his mouth!
  • And is gearing up for what we hope to be a cold and snowy Ohio Christmas!
  • Loves to smile and move….drool and all : )