6 months old. Half a year! Charlie officially turned 6 months old on the 16th and this past month has been so much fun. He's starting to do all of those things that build on each other everyday, and before you know it, the little baby that was once just kind of laying there is rolling and sitting...and almost crawling! 6 months has brought about a lot of fun milestones. The biggest would be rolling and sitting. Charlie is rolling EVERYWHERE and is just starting to push himself up to all fours. And then you know what comes next- crawling. He's also sitting on his own, but will topple over after a few moments without support. He's almost there though!
Charlie at 6 months:
has two teeth- the bottom middle, and working on more
is rolling everywhere. If I set him down in one place within a minute he can be on the other side of the room
is still exclusively breastfed, but is very interested in food so we will be starting any day
has been back to waking up 2-3 times a night...usually 12 or 1 and always right at 4am. I'm tired. haha.
although his nighttime sleeping has regressed he's napping like a champ 2x a day
laughs and squeals and giggles and babbles all of the time
his "babble" of choice is "mama" and we think he really said it and meant it for the first time last weekend (Saturday, March 8th around 5:30am). He was in bed with us and was reaching for me saying "mama, mama, mama!" I don't know if it's his official first word but maybe?
went from being a side sleeper to a full blown tummy sleeper
is almost crawling and kind of pulling himself around
sitting on his own, a little more everyday. Not quite there yet 100%
in the thick of teething right now, and like Henry his main symptom is a very runny nose and rosy cheeks
Madeline and Henry are his favorite- he lights up whenever they're by him
his eyes have settled into what I think is his final eye color- a greenish brownish, sometimes blue-tinged color that changes with whatever he's wearing. Similar to my green but darker.
6 months has flown by and it's equal parts crazy that he's been here for so long and also that he hasn't always been here. I feel very grateful to be able to watch this little boy grow up and this second time around it's very neat to be a bit more relaxed about all of it. I'm not reading things online and stressing out about this or that. Charlie is such a sweet, lovable babe and he makes it easy...or as easy as it can be as we navigate through teething, night wakings and all. That sweet smile though, makes the tired mornings so, so worth it.
Happy 6 months, Charlie! We love you.