Monday, May 05, 2008

6 Months Old!

Yes, my Carter is half a year old. I cannot believe it. For awhile the time was dragging but now all of a suddenly it is going pretty fast. A lot people think that this is the fun age for babies, before they are walking and tearing through the house, but after they start getting a personality. And Carter sure does have a personality! Thankfully it is usually happy unless he is hungry.

He is turning into the turning fool. He can go from his tummy to his back and his back to his tummy. And he can sure hold his head up well. If I put him in a sitting position he can sit for a very short period of time.

And Samantha and Jeffrey still just adore him. Samantha loves to make him "pile" (smile) and Jeffrey just cannot wait to pick him up and carry him. Of course I am thinking he really loves his mother. My voice is on my Mom's answering machine (yea, she still doesn't have voice mail) and once when she was watching him it came on and he turned to look for me!!

We had his 6 month checkup on Friday. The Dr. says he looks great. His measurements are 16 lbs 2 oz (30%), length is 26 1/4" (50%) and his head is 17 1/2" (75%).

A couple weeks ago we started spoon feeding him rice cereal. I don't always remember to give him some every night but I need to get better at that. I am also planning on giving him some fruits and veggies sometime this week. Last year I bought a Magic Bullet and plan to try to make some of his baby food.

Just over a week ago Nick put up Carter's crib. He has been taking his nap in there as well as starting the night in there. Last week he probably slept the whole night about half the time. So there is hope that he will let me get sleep consistantly soon.

Wow! I thought this was going to be a short post... but I guess Carter has sure done a lot lately. He already is getting to be such a big boy.



gaye said...

He is soooo cute. Just look at those cheeks; he's such a happy boy!

agent713 said...

He's looking great Melissa! I love the picture of him on Nick's shoulders. It looks like he's saying "MOM! Are you sure this is safe?"

Aussie Wendy said...

Hi Melissa! Glad I could catch up on your blog. Your baby is just gorgeous. Cheers
Aussie Wendy

Roxanne said...

Hey Melissa! Love all the pictures of Carter :) He has such wonderful, wide eye expressions! I can't wait to see him again :)

Kaye said...

He is a cutie! I love those pink cheeks!!

Meka said...

You have a beautiful baby boy. They do grow fast too. I have a 2yr old and a 3yr old and it seems I was pregnant a year ago. Nice blog.