Thursday, March 31, 2016

Benjamin is 6 Months!

Benjamin is 6 months old and I'm scratching my head wondering where 6 months went!

Gone is my sweet, cuddly little baby, replaced by a busy, always on the move big guy!

This was our hardest monthday photo shoot so far. It seems that just sitting in a chair and watching mommy act silly was way too boring.

How about some outtakes?

The big news this month, of course, is all the ways Ben has figured out how to move. In addition to being a proficient and fast belly crawler, we've seen attempts at bear crawling...

...and increasingly more attempts at full-fledged crawling. I suspect he will be crawling well by his next month day!

Here's a video of our precocious little boy demonstrating all of his skills:

With all of those calories he's burning, you would think that eating food might be high on his list of priorities. Wrong. We've tried baby oatmeal, banana, apples and sweet potatoes and he's defiantly rejected all. However, it may be that he's just more interested in feeding himself. I gave him a half of a banana to gnaw on instead of puree and while he still made faces like he didn't like it, he did continue trying to shove it in his mouth.

Month 6 and his ability to sit up on his own indefinitely brought a new way to take a the big tub with his brothers!

I think he likes it!

And so do they!

He also graduated up to sitting in a high chair when we go out to eat. He definitely enjoys being able to look around and see everything!

While this blog post is late, his 6 month check-up was right on time. He was thrilled with the paper on the exam table and got another declaration of his perfection by Dr. Sullivan!
Here are his updated stats:
Weight- 18 lbs, 11 oz (73rd percentile)
Height- 27.5 inches (85th percentile)
Head circumference- 43 cm (39th percentile)

At 6 months, Ben has developed a little stranger-danger, giving the side-eye to anyone he doesn't recognize. He's still never slept through the night, making it in his own bed until about midnight then joining us in our bed for the rest of the night. I know he doesn't need to eat, but I suspect he wakes up because he just needs his mama. Since I'm away from him all day, I just can't refuse. #momguilt

All three boys at 6 months...I think they all couldn't look more different!

Happy 6 months precious, baby boy! This month you can slow down just a little, ok?

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