Thursday, July 2, 2009

From Mama

Today you turn six months old. It is hard to believe it has been that long already. You are working on sitting up, but don't see what all the hype is about. Your favorite thing is floor time. You are already up on your hands and knees and can spend hours scootching around your room or downstairs. You still love to nurse and like your sister you have gotten so you need that nice milk coma in order to fall asleep. Your naps still pretty much suck but you have gotten so you like to reliably sleep for a bit in the morning. Sometimes two hours, sometimes two minutes. Nighttime sleep continues to be great so thank you for that. Feel free to keep that up. Still no teeth which is surprising since your sister already had her first two by now. That is okay though, no hurry. Teething is no fun anyway. You've already had some rice cereal and peas, sweet potatoes, squash, apples and pears. You aren't eating with any regularity yet though because you are still having a hard time getting used to it even though you love to grab the spoon and cram it in your mouth. When you eat you get food all. over. yourself. Head to toe. You insist on cramming your hands and occasionally feet in your mouth right after a bite of food. Then you rub your hands all over your head and clothes. You are the reason bath time follows dinner. And lets take a moment to discuss the drool. The Drool is really out of hand. It is so bad some days you need a new shirt more than once. You have really found your voice just in the last few weeks. No babbling yet, but you like to gurgle and coo. You love to scream and continue to be a LOUD baby. We took you to Cracker Barrel with Allison last weekend and your squeals filled the entire restaurant. You won't sleep without your fuzzy blanket under you but you don't seem to have settled on a lovey just yet. You like your jumper and can already play with all the toys on the saucer. You seem to be geared toward movement and objects more so than people but you still love your mama. The sappy gummy smiles you give me make every second of the first two months of your life when you screamed nonstop worth it. You think the cats are funny and your sister too. You love to laugh when you watch her play. You are also very ticklish on your belly and under your chin. I love coming upstairs to feed you when you wake up around 4 0r 5 in the morning. We snuggle down on the couch in your room and fall back asleep together. In the next few months I know you'll learn all sorts of things. You'll make more sounds, and get the hang of crawling. Pulling up on furniture and trying to take steps will follow that. I'm just not ready for all of this. You were just my little bitty newborn that looked like a squished up red frog with a softball sized bump on your head screaming as though you were being poked with hot forks. Instead when I look in your crib I find you trying to jump while lying down and waving your arms and beaming up at me as if to say "MOMMY! Yay I was so hoping it would be you or that tall guy that makes funny faces at me." My little froggy, my droolster, my Drewbie, my little man, the Drewster, buddy, my baby boy I love you and can't wait to see what you're going to come up with in the next six months.

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