Tuesday, December 18, 2012

6 months old?!



My little man is 6 months old today. Wait... WHAT? Where the heck did the last 6 months go?! I can't believe this last 6 months has flown by so fast. Before I know it he'll be running around getting into cupboards and I'll be planning a birthday party and a cake smash for a one year old. A TODDLER. This last six months has seemed so surreal. I've never had so much love for another person as I have for Sage. I just want to look at him and kiss him and take pictures of him all day long. Every time he looks up at me and smiles (which he does A LOT) my heart melts. He wakes up every morning with a smile.

For Sage's 6 month birthday I'm going to do a "currently" post about what he is up to.

Sage is currently

watching: Handy Manny, Jungle Junction, Baby Einstein, The Backyardigans

listening to: everyone tell him how dang cute he is. I can't take him to the store, to church, or even into the living room without someone grabbing him up and tickling him to hear his giggles. He is quite the popular little person.

planning: our first Christmas together! I'm stocking up on all sorts of clothes and sensory activities to try as Sage grows and learns.

reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar is our favorite right now. We have been looking at Christmas picture books. I love watching Sage as we look at new picture books. He gets so excited every time we turn the page and he sees a completely new scene. He squeals with excitement and kicks his legs as he takes in the pictures. I hope this is just the beginning of his love for learning.

eating: so far Sage has eaten bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, carrots, turkey (from his mesh feeder on Thanksgiving! You can see pictures from Thanksgiving here). He has also tried the Graduates snacks in sweet potato, cheese flavored, and apple cinnamon. He seems to love the apple cinnamon best. He's a great eater, anything he doesn't love right off the bat he loves with banana mashed into it. I am excited to try more foods with him!

loving: to be on the go! Sage loves to be in the car and in his stroller going shopping. The picture for this post was taken while we were Christmas shopping last weekend. He loves going into stores and seeing all of the colorful things on the shelves and looking around at the new sights. He definitely is not afraid of new places and things.

At 6 months old Sage can:
sit up
roll over
hold his own bottle
make various sounds and respond with baby sounds when I talk to him
bring is knees up to crawl and then lift himself up on his arms, just not at the same time (yet)
reach and grab anything in arm's reach and put it in his mouth
respond to his name

I am so happy to have such a happy and healthy little boy. I love every minute that we spend together.xo