Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jude | FIve & Six Months

Jude, months five and six have been full of so much change and so much joy. You've changed so much in the past two months. I know it is so, so very cliche, but I can't believe how fast time has passed. I remember like it was yesterday, watching the doctor hold you up--pink, purple and perfect. A brand new life.

Diaper size  |  Size two
Weight  |   17 pounds

You've been a very healthy little boy so far. At six months, however, you did get a case of pink eye. Yuck! You had to go to the doctor and then stay home from daycare for a full day while you started eyedrops. Putting the eyedrops in are about as fun as wrestling an angry bear. You have two teeth on the bottom and now you're working to cut the two teeth on the top. Your poor gums look so red and swollen and I can see two little white marks on your gums. We try our best to relieve your pain with teethers, homeopathic gel, ice cubes inside a mesh feeder and sometimes Tylenol.

From around the end of your fifth month to the beginning of the sixth, you've had a bit of a sleep regression. You have a bath, play and take a bottle and then go to sleep around 8 p.m. You proceed to wake up a couple times during the night to eat. You wake for the day around 6:30 or 7:00 a.m. During the day you take "cat naps."

You are getting formula and breast milk. We're looking forward to trying to start solids with you soon, as you're starting to show some very early signs of "readiness."

You're starting to sit up very well on your own. You also roll very well. It seems like you're doing something new almost every single day and it amazes us. 

You are truly one of the happiest, most fun-loving children I've ever met! I hope you keep this happy personality. You just love to laugh. You laugh at daddy picking you up and holding you in the air. You laugh at being kissed and when we "eat" your neck. You laugh when we say "boo." You also love sitting in your highchair. I think it makes you feel like a big guy. Your favorite toys are your vibrating owl we named "Owly" (super original), Sophie the giraffe and books. You absolutely love reading books with us. You also love being outside and going on walks.
You don't like when mommy uses the Nose Frida on you. And you hate your pink eye drops. 

Peanut, peanut butter, little pumpkin, pumpkin butt, punk, boo boo, boo boo bear, boo berry pancakes. (Why is this list growing every month!? Ha!)

Things I want to remember
You had your first trip to Vala's Pumpkin Patch, your first trip to the Joslyn Art Museum for the Andy Warhol exhibit and your first Halloween recently. For Halloween you were a cute little monkey and we trick-or-treated to your Great-Grandpa and Great-Grandma Holcomb's house in Arcadia. We spent Halloween weekend with Grandpa and Grandma Hickman and it was a lot of fun. Jude, you are the light of our lives and this is such a happy time with you. We're looking forward to the next six months!

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