Saturday, March 30, 2013

6 Months!

I don't know what's going on around here but suddenly my baby boy is SIX months old! What the!?


 A few days ago we went for the 6 month check-up and here are the stats for our very big boy:
Weight: 19 lbs 4 oz (95th percentile)
Height: 27 1/4" (92nd percentile)
Head: 47 3/4 cm (99th percentile)


In the past month, Ben has been teething... (two bottom teeth cut through and I can feel more on the way)

This teething ring is my best friend right now!
Two teeth and the constant drool stream!

Mastering sitting up...


And eating lots of solid foods. So far he has tried rice cereal (but didn't like it so we switched to oatmeal), green beans, squash, sweet potatoes, bananas, applesauce and carrots. Honestly, he'll eat pretty much anything as long as it's warm.

I bought a Beaba Babycook baby food maker which steams and purees all my veggies and fruits for me and I LOVE it! It's so nice to know he's getting fresh produce and it's SO much cheaper than the jars :)



He has gotten a little easier to take outside so when my parents and sister came last week, we had a lot of fun with him at the pool and zoo.




Giraffe!
Since my mom, sister and nephew were here on his actual half-birthday we decided to have a little party complete with a half cake :) (No, I didn't let him have any of it besides a tiny taste of whipped cream... I know, such a mean mom!)



He is sleeping about 11-12 hours at night and then takes 2 and a half naps during the day. NO complaints there! Lately me leaving the room is starting to result in tears but that's ok- I like being wanted ;) All in all, he's a very happy, social baby.

Happy 6 months, sweet Ben!