Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Braden is 6 Months Old!

That's a half of a year already. REALLY? A half of a whole YEAR has gone by since Braden was born? That just blows my mind. He's growing too fast....and I want him to stop now!
 But he really isn't growing so fast according to the numbers, which I still find hard to believe because he's in 9 month clothes and fits them very well! I brought this up to our doctor at Braden's 6 month appointment, and as I said he wasn't concerned at all. I'm not either because he's so healthy and happy...but it's just puzzling me. He still nurses every 2-3 hours during the day and has had over 3 weeks of solids now. Oh well. Here's his stats:

Weight: 14 lbs 14.5 oz
Length: 27 1/4"
Head: 44 cm

Here's some Braden news:
  • he loooooooves his toes and just a week and a half ago started to suck on them too!
  • he can blow spit bubbles and started making "brrrrrrrm brrrrrrrrrrrrm" truck noises
  • loves all the solid food we've given him (with the exception of avocado) which include: carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, green beans, apples, pears, peaches, and bananas and I have let him suck on pieces of cantaloupe and watermelon!
  • taking 3 good naps a day now totaling 3-4 hours of nap time in the day
  • sleeping through the night again! With no nighttime feedings anymore. Bedtime is 7:30-8:00 (usually closer to 8) and he is sleeping 10.5-11 hours of uninterrupted sleep! I hope to eventually get him to 12 hours
  • starting to nap well in his car seat...he used to do fine, but just take cat naps and wake up as soon as the car stopped
  • can sit up, unassisted but only for 10-15 seconds at a time and only when he wants to :)
  • rolling, rolling, rolling! He can go for short distances now
  • LOVES his excersaucer and can move all around to the different stations on his own
  • also LOVES his Jolly Jumper and can do that for up to 45 minutes straight
  • still loves bathtime, but does not have any interest in sitting in the tub as he still loves to kick in the tub
  • his hair is really growing! It's nice and blond and fuzzy!
Here are some teasers from his 6 month photo shoot yesterday:
Don't you just love them!!! I was so worried about them because poor Braden did not fair well. He was totally not himself...he was not the content, happy-go-lucky baby that I'm used to! He just wasn't cooperating and didn't want to smile and was very fussy. BUT we did get some good pictures by the looks of it, can't wait to see the rest! I felt like a horrible mother for putting Braden through that...not to mention the fact that he did a nose dive in the canola field cuz I was trying to get him to sit for a picture :( After the photographer left...he had a 3 hour and 15 minute nap! He was probably as wiped as I was from our day before of running around the city.

Love you to the moon and back!


  1. BEAUTIFUL pics! I can't wait to see the rest!!! He's such a little man!


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