Sunday, January 06, 2008

Six Months Old!

I cannot believe Owen reached six months old yesterday. I'm working on a post of reflections from our first six months as parents, but for now, I wanted to post some photos from this milestone day and some of the big things at six months.

Sitting - Just like Colleen predicted, Owen had a few days of wobbling and then suddenly started sitting up with decent reliability. We're trying to keep the head thumping to a minimum, but he's really enjoying being able to look around and reach for things. Of course, he's still happiest being held. Our slings and the front pack continue to prove their worth on a daily basis.

Veggies - Carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash (especially squash!) are winners. Avocado got only funny squinched up faces. Broccoli went down okay, but didn't mix well with his refluxing tummy. Friday was a messy day and now the spewage has that rotten veggie smell - sweet! Well, not sweet. Tonight I blended up cauliflower and banana, so more experimenting this week.

Understanding - It's been great to realize how much Owen absorbs and understands throughout the day. Yesterday morning we woke up to several inches of snow. When I took him to the window, he looked around with wide eyes full of wonder - so great! We're trying to work on that understanding and talk to him about what's going on throughout the day: "Nap time in 10 minutes" or "We're going to see Miss Meghan at daycare today."

We're so thankful to be past the colic stage, and we continue to embrace the blessing of a baby that sleeps well. Owen seems to thrive on a schedule, which shouldn't surprise anyone that knows his parents! We're really looking forward to the next six months as Owen becomes more mobile and continues to grow and change before our eyes.

Sitting up is pretty cool - all my toys are now in reach.

Is anything more tasty than squash? I guess I'll find out soon.

I like to practice my standing when mom will give me the chance.

This dog used to tower over me (the old picture is at the very bottom of this page), but I'm close to 14 pounds now. I think I can take him.


Colleen said...

Hooray for sitting! Hooray for 6 months! Warning on the orange veggies...Ben loved them too and the tip of his nose got an orange tint because he ate them so much! That standing thing is amazing...Luke really doesn't like to support his own weight very much or for long enough for me to get a picture of it!

Staci said...

happy 6 months owen!

Mike & Maya said...

Congratts on the six-month milestone - to Owen and parents. He is a cute little guy.