Today marks Lake having been with us for 6 months now!
‘Time flies by ever so slowly,’ as they say 😉Actually I’m not sure if ‘they’ say it or if I have simply wrote it before 🤪
It is a little wild to think that we’ve been parents for half a year already but when I think of the day by day passing of time, it hasn’t felt THAT crazy quick.
Something that brings true awareness of how far Lake has come, is his newly arrived cousin who joined the family on March 9th. She in all her newborn ‘6 pounds and a bit’ littleness and he in his ’20 pounds and some’ largeness, make his advancements in size VERY apparent 😜
He has begun eating some solid foods… though I’m not sure why they called pureed carrots, mashed avocado and baby cereal ‘solids’ but whatever 🥴 He has enjoyed it all thus far and it seems to be helping stretch the hungry spells, just a smidgen longer 😅
Rolling from back to belly is no problem whatsoever but rolling the reverse way, though possible, is not as enjoyed. Pushing himself up with his arms has just begun to happen and sitting unassisted is an option, though a blanket nest built around him is still necessary for when an out of reach toy, or sneeze, causes the balance once had, to be lost 😜
Three naps a day are taken without too much fuss (naps with mommy are still the best though 😉) but the nights of 10 hour sleep stretches are no longer and I think we’ve only had two solid nights, in the last month or so. The 8 am wake up has been replaced by 6:00-7:00 and easily falling asleep at bedtime without a paci has now turned into waking up crying anytime the paci vacates the mouth 😬 He sleeps with a floppy bunny from his great grandma in Holland and hates if his feet are covered with the blankets.
Drool soaks the bibs or clothes rather rapidly and chewing on anything, or anyone, is considered an enjoyable passtime but no signs of the impending teeth yet.
He has begun to reach out his arms to get held and is very ticklish all over.
Blowing/spitting bubbles (with a fair bit of force) is an extra fun way to communicate, along with the usual screeches and coo’s.
Aside from a one recent hour long episode of great discontentment (crying/screaming) in the truck, he typically doesn’t mind the vehicle too much and is now out of the baby carrier and into the carseat, since he is too squished in the carrier.
He will sometimes give lovely mouth open, tongue out kisses on the cheek when asked and can finally use his hands enough to put his paci back in his mouth and hold his bottle.
He wears size 9-12 month clothing, smiles often and easily and for the most part, is still a pretty content and easy baby… especially if he doesn’t have to be wearing pants 😉
It just so happened that one week and one day after Lakes welcome into the world, a lady we know who happens to be an amazing photographer, was coming out to take photos of my sisters little people and as I was around, I got to join in on it.
Meaning I got some amazing photos of, and with, our fairly newborn son ☺️
She did a wonderful job, giving cues, directing poses and delivering the beautifully edited images speedily. I was in turn reassured with the fact that I’d forever have a reliable photographer on hand ☺️
So, happy 6 months to my already ‘not so little anymore’, little person and thank you to Talitha Rinas Photography for capturing some of his first days here 🖤