Friday, May 27, 2011

Henry: 6 months

6 months

Okay so THIS is my favorite age so far. Henry is turning into the biggest ham, the sweetest boy, and every single day his personality emerges a little more. It's just such a joy to wake up to him every morning- to go into his room and see him sitting up, waiting for us to pick him up. He raises his arms when we say "up?" and then give us the sweetest smile. I don't know if my heart could get any bigger. 

He's still exclusively breastfeeding and we haven't introduced anything else yet.  He doesn't use a bottle so it's been all me this entire time, with the exception of about four times. I think we are going to start with rice cereal next week, and go from there. We're definitely taking it slow though, and I'm still planning on breastfeeding until he's at least one.

Henry's reached a lot of milestones this month with the biggest being crawling!  I spoke about it in a previous post- he's been moving for quite some time now, but it's only been in the past couple of weeks he's gotten the crawling down pretty well. Now if I take my eyes off of him for a second he's across the room, it's pretty wild!

As far as sleeping, we went through a few nights last week that were a little difficult but now things are back to him sleeping from 7pm until about 7am.  Sometimes he'll wake up at 5am, and when he does that we'll usually go for an early morning walk and he'll fall back asleep. Henry's taking two naps a day- one anywhere between 9 and 10am and another around 2pm.  Sometimes he'll take three, but lately it's just been the two. And most recently he's been taking 2-3 hour naps at a time.



This month Henry:

has begun to crawl
can fully sit up on his own
can move from sitting to laying down to sitting again easily
can pull himself up to knees and almost to standing
will wake up, pull himself up in his crib and start chewing on the rail
can pick up multiple objects and move them from hand to hand
is "talking" a lot
loves to watch Madeline run and play
can't get enough of "The Isty Bitsy Spider"
rides in his stroller without the carseat
will put his arms up when we say "up"
is still sucking his thumb
self soothes himself back to sleep
is fascinated by clapping hands
loves when his papa tosses him up in the air
is very into "reading" and books
loves his rubber blocks and stacking rings
sleeps either on his side or on his stomach, with his butt in the air
loves to laugh and smile

Henry's 6 months check up is on June 2nd, so I'll share his height and weight changes next week. Right now he's wearing 9 month clothing, but his 9 month pjs are getting a little short on him so I'm thinking he's grown quite a bit!  This may sound silly, but I'm excited for him to get into 12 month sizing- boy clothes are so much cuter from that point on. And speaking of clothes, Henry's Grandma Cheryl got him the cutest outfit for Hawaii and the lake- boardshorts, a tee, and little surfer sandals. Next weekend Henry will be starting swim class at the Y too, and I'm really excited about getting in the water with him and getting him used to it. Hank pretty much grew up on the water every summer and I know once Henry gets a bit older it will be the same.

So, happy six months Henry! I can't believe our little guy is already half a year old. Everyday we fall more in love, and I can't wait to see what the next six months hold.

39 comments:

  1. He is just so stinkin handsome!!

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  2. Wow! My little guy who's 7 months old tomorrow isn't even sitting up on his own yet. Henry has an excellent personal trainer. :)

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  3. Lovely post, love that you are thinking this is your favourite age...you just keep adjusting that, at the moment 10 is my favourite!! It gets better and better x x

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  4. @Janelle yay for your little one too! It's so crazy how babies change at such different paces. If only you lived closer and we could have a little playdate!

    <3

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  5. Such a beautiful post. Made me cry Henry is just over a month older than my little man, it's so fun to read about what is coming next.
    I know that everyone has an opinion and it gets old real fast, but I just started Greyson on oatmeal instead of rice cereal because it can back up the little guys and he loves it!

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  6. Hello!I'm a fan of your blog, I'm spanish(I added you on facebook)
    Henry is beautiful, I love how you describe everything that is happening ...
    should be a fantastic experience!
    <3

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  7. Oh my goodness he is looking cuter and more like a little human (with a big personality) every day! I can't wait to have one of my own someday and document all these precious details you have! What a great idea <3

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  8. What a sweet boy, I just love his smile so much:) I just did Brees's six month post, I can't believe how much happens in only 4 short weeks!! You are so right, this month has been the best so far!

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  9. what an inquisitive face! i have always thought 6 months is a great age, still a cuddly little baba, but showing so much personality and interest in the world :)

    x.

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  10. What a cutie and so smart too! That's great that he's sitting up and crawling already. Six months is a great age--Enjoy :)

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  11. I tell you this every single time, but I cannot get over how cute he is! I adore that second picture. It's so perfect!

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  12. such a handsome little guy! what a great smile!

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  13. What a big boy! He's absolutely adorable. My little Baby Gwyneth is 5 months this week but is no where near crawling... or sitting and she's still in 3 month clothes! It's amazing how different all babies are!

    xo
    Kacie
    www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com

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  14. he's such a beautiful baby boy! :)

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  15. he is so smily handsome little man

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  16. I HIGHLY recommend this book for introducing solids. http://www.babyledweaning.com/ Cash's (now 13 months) first food was a whole piece of broccoli! He was exclusively breastfed up until then as well (and is still breastfeeding) He feeds himself healthy whole foods and now uses a fork as well. He will eat anything that we are eating and I never had to bother with cereals, purees or mashes! He advanced very quickly with his fine motor skills as a result too. Hope it helps. Henry is just gorgeous! Can't wait to have another baby!! Love it!

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  17. he is just such a precious, happy looking baby! almost makes me want to change my mind about never having children, and that says a lot! cheers to you and hank for doing such a fantastic job so far...

    best,
    L

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  18. Henry is so adorable! I look forward to seeing your monthly updates with him because I have a three month old myself! I see what I get to look forward to :)

    Check out my blog if you get a minute! <3

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  19. Oh lord, he is just so handsome I can't even get over it! Happy half-birthday to henry!<3

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  20. he is the sweetest little guy ever. so handsome!

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  21. good for you and sticking with the breastfeeding! i did it for a year with my daughter and it was the best thing i've ever done! but once she started eating food there was no turning back from the smelly diapers! man, there are some bad ones! goodd luck with the transition!

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  22. What a handsome little guy! These posts make me want to be a mom in the worst way!

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  23. Henry is no longer a baby blob! Time flies!

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  24. so exciting! my little girl lydia has the same birthday as your son! it is a really fun age--can't even imagine crawling yet!!

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  25. i know you post films that you want to check out. i suggest this one:
    http://teaandluv.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/odds-are-always-5050/

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  26. yay for breastfeeding! I bet you have a lot of milk in that freezer (if you're pumping like you mentioned earlier this year) that's going to expire soon. If you do, you can donate it to another mama through Eats on Feets. We have community meetings down here, in Phoenix, the first Tuesday of the month. We'd love to see you and Henry :) http://www.facebook.com/EatsOnFeetsCentralAZ or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eats-On-FeetsNorthern-Arizona/162070497183090

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  27. he has such a beauitful little face :) !!

    http://notsocountry.blogspot.com/

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  28. he is so cute! i have a little boy too who just turned 6 months old too, so it is really fun to read your blog. also funny thing, i live in ann arbor and just found out you know rochelle price. that is amazing that henry is crawling!

    anyways, i was just wondering if henry goes from 7 to 7 without eating or just sleeping? our little guy sleeps about that long, but i still need to feed him once in between.

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  29. happy six months henry! i really enjoyed that age too, they can suddenly do so much more and their personality starts growing from here. i watched the video of him crawling earlier today and i can hardly believe it. didn't we just meet like a week ago? :)

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  30. Wow 6 months already! He is growing so big. I love reading these post about him. I don't have children yet, but I know when I do, my hubby and I will be soo excited and blissfully happy parents.

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  31. He's SO cute. I just love the pictures you posted!!!

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  32. He is so adorable! What a big smile!

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  33. I second @Tenille Evans' comment. Rice cereal is a filler with little nutritional value. I didn't introduce solids to my little one until about 8/9 months, giving him avocado first. He's 16mos, still breastfeeding and we're doing baby led weaning.

    PS. Henry is so adorable!

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