On September 21st at 7:22pm, our little rainbow baby will be 6 months old. One half of a year old. Where did the time go? My little baby is a little man. I just can’t believe it.
This passed month has been crazy. The house we were under contract for fell through, the sellers decided to pull out of the deal which was devastating. That same week we were a part of my best friend’s wedding (Joey’s godmother) and that same weekend we went up north to house hunt again and found a new house that we are settling on in, hopefully, 9 days! This house is perfect and I can’t wait to watch Joe and our little man transform this house into our home by putting our little touches on it.
Joey has been a blessing, as always. Still no teeth but I can’t imagine we are going to wait much longer since his gums are so hard and he’s just been chewing on everything and there’s non stop drool. He’s also been pulling at his ears and rubbing his face a lot so I think we are on the verge. I also think he’s going to sprout a couple at once just based on how hard his gums are and how white they are.
We are great with sitting, the back is no longer arched and he sits straight up, just have to work on balance as he is not yet an independent sitter and we have to keep an eye on him. He can do sit ups if we hold his legs so the upper body is definitely gaining a ton of strength.
Standing is another story, still great at that. I can actually hold just his hips now and he has great balance with his upper body. He’ll stand holding a couch, too, he just ends up eating the couch lol.
Thursday we have a doctor’s appointment where we will get his height, weight, and more shots. He’s so tall…I can’t wait to hear what percentile he is now. He’s a tall bean pole.
We had a fever scare last week when he woke up around midnight with a 102 fever and a few days later I had the equivalent of a 105 fever. The fever broke in under 2 days but no other major symptoms. He had hives on his legs a few weeks ago but it went away quickly while I was covered head to toe in hives for 2 weeks and it didn’t go away until I had a high fever. I am unsure if the two are related…
He has been saying “dada” for over a month now and he said “mama” twice now. He won’t repeat it, though. He is good with his b’s, too and has said “baba” but we don’t call his bottle that so I think it was purely accidental.
We are on the verge of crawling. He is able to inch when he wants to but he ends up getting super frustrated because he is not getting where he wants to go quick enough. He is great at push ups and has been starting to pull his legs under his body and putting his butt in the air so I think crawling is definitely really close.
The little dude is really impressive to us just crushing all of his milestones well ahead of time so we are definitely extremely proud of this guy. We push him and he loves it. We want to see him use his brain to its fullest potential and starting young is key. Although I am desperate to push the pause button on life, I am so excited to watch him learn and grow. I just love watching his face as he discovers something new. It makes my heart swell.
Happy half birthday, my little man. Daddy and I love you so much. I can’t wait to begin our new life up north ❤️