Thursday, April 4, 2013

Belton: Six Months

Happy Half Birthday, sweet Belton!!! 
We can't believe you have already gotten so big!
Six Month Stats
Weight: 17 pounds, 12 ounces, 60th percentile
Length: 26.75 inches, 70th percentile
Head: 17.50 inches, 75th percentile
1 tooth!
We get told all the time that Belton is such a happy, smiley baby. It is SO true! And so much fun for Mom and Dad! He loves sitting (with some help, usually) and playing with his toys. He really enjoys playing in his jumper. He will stay in it for a good while, if he is in a good mood! He LOVES playing with his feet and has just started getting them to his mouth a couple of times. He really likes having his socks off, that always elicits a big grin from him! Belton is ticklish and will just giggle and giggle if you tickle his tummy just right.  Belton is getting a little bit better with loud noises. It has been a while since one has caused him to burst into tears, like they used to. Now he normally just looks up with a startled look on his face and looks around. Belton can grab toys and move them from one hand to the other now. He has some little balls that he can palm pretty well, too! 
I just LOVE this toothless grin! (his tooth is a bottom tooth)
Belton now sleeps for 10-12 hours in his crib every night! He had a week or so of waking up again, but he had a cold and got a tooth during that time! Naps are still a guessing game. Sometimes they only last 20-30 minutes, but every once in a while he will sleep for 1.5 hours! I put him in his crib for a nap this morning and he slept for 45 minutes. But usually, we hold him or he is in the car seat during his naps. He has started making some very cute cooing sounds as he falls asleep. That's how you know he's almost there. It's so adorable!
Belton is using his last size 2 diapers. He has had several blow-outs lately, so I am looking forward to getting him into size 3! He wears 3-6 month clothes and 9 month pajamas.
Belton's eating hasn't changed much. He still eats 6 ounces every 3 hours or so, eating 8 ounces during his last bottle of the day usually.  He generally eats 32 ounces a day. We will start solids in the next couple of weeks! I'll let you know how that goes! 

Belton's favorites this month include: playing in his jumper, being outside, sitting up!, playing with and eating Sophie the giraffe, playing with the toys on his car seat, reading books, watching Dad jump around, kisses on his tummy and neck, having his socks OFF, playing with his feet, staring at anything that grabs his attention, scooting a little bit while on tummy time to try to get to a toy, being sung to, staring at the TV, putting things in his mouth, watching Mom and Dad eat like he wishes he could have some, standing with help, bath time, and playing on his play mat! He still really doesn't like tummy time!

We gave him a little present for his Half Birthday!
He loved it, even when he fell over!

1 comment:

Lee Hervey said...

Wow! He really is sitting up alone there, isn't he?! That is impressive! Happy Half Birthday, Belton!!