10 June 2008

Six Months

Is my baby really a half year old? Blake is a little goofball and his personality just keeps getting more and more fun. I am having a hard time believing that he will be a year old in six more months.

At Six Months...

Blake grabbed the doctor's mustache and tried to eat his stethoscope at his appointment.


His favorite toy is still paper. He goes crazy whenever he hears it or sees it. Then, he chews on the paper and gets it soaking wet.

Some things that make him laugh are throwing him in the air, tickling him under his chin and on his tummy, snorting, blowing air on his face, making his feet "dance" and pulling his feet to his face, wind, singing, whistling, rolling him around on the floor, standing him up and then letting him drop onto pillows, and nibbling on his fingers.

He is finally sleeping through the night. He usually sleeps from 8pm to 7am and I couldn't be more thrilled. It's only been consistent for two weeks so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. He also rolls over constantly in his crib. I knew we were in trouble when I heard the aquarium music one night at 3am. He still knows how to turn it on, and scoots around till he can get to the button. Troy thought of a genius solution for his constant rolling issue. He now sleeps on the other side of his crib on the changing pad, which has just enough edge so he can't roll or get to his aquarium. We save the rolling for when he is awake and he sleeps better than ever.


Blake's favorite book is At the Farm. My friend Kristen gave it to him (she just moved out here - hooray!) and he goes into hysterics every time I make the animal noises. He especially likes the chicks going peep, peep, peep. Is this an indicator that he is already into chicks?

His hair is under control. It no longer sticks up on the top of his head. It was pretty cute while it lasted, but now his smooth lying hair just proves what a big boy he is! His flat spot on the back of his head is also rounding out a little. He has always had a preference towards his right side, and we've been working really hard to get him to like his left side and keep him off his back when he is awake. It looks like he will probably not need to wear a helmet to shape his head, which we are so happy about.

He figured out how to get his toes into his mouth and he loves to slurp on them. He also prefers to have no clothes on and then he can really get the slurping going.

Blake loves to eat cereal and will be starting other solids soon. He knows when the food is coming and opens his mouth as I am bringing the bowl over. After he has eaten all of his cereal, he slurps up any remains that are on his bib. I barely have to wash him off because he usually gulps up every last bit.

He is still incredibly mellow and more adaptable than I give him credit for. He probably would have been a great third or fourth child with his laid back personality, but maybe our future children will also be like him.

He loves the grass. He stares at it, grabs it, runs it through his fingers, and tries to eat it. It is a great tool to get him to stay on his tummy for extended periods of time.


Blake is so curious about whatever we have or what we are doing. I let him take a sip of my water once, and now every time I have a glass in my hand, he instantly opens his mouth and starts slurping.

He loves to squeal and tries to sing whenever I am singing. It is a slight problem when he decides to sing during the hymns at church because he is still a little tone deaf (we're working on that).

He can sit up on his own! Well, almost. If his balance is forward he can do it, but he topples over easily if he leans back. He is always learning new tricks and I know the next six months will be just as exciting as the first six months. Happy Half Birthday, Blakers!



4 comments:

  1. He really is such an adorable, happy baby. Your post made me really miss him! He's at such a fun age, and they keep getting more fun as they learn new things!

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  2. He is the cutest little boy ever! I can't believe all the tricks he can do and I can't wait to see him again. Don't let him get too "hung up"!

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  3. Wow, 6 months! Thats crazy. He is getting so big and adorable (based on the pictures and stories about him). Thanks for sharing now we feel as though we know little Blake.

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  4. oh my gosh, I can't believe you have such a big baby Nashy!!!

    By the way, I just thinking what a good idea it is for you to have this blog with all of your little moments with Blake documented. Some day he is going to be able to look back and read through his entire childhood, which is REALLY cool!

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