Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Six Months Old!

I cannot believe Parker is half a year old today! It literally blows my mind. The icing on the cake is that he is turning out to be such a happy baby! This previous month had a few "firsts" for my little guy.

He ate his first solid food. Although, I don't think he's a big fan of rice cereal.

He drank from a sippy cup...granted he only "drinks" from it on accident. He mainly does a lot of chewing on it!

He wore his first pair of shoes.

He went to his first play group. I thought he might be a little young for this, but we learned motions to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and he loves it! We sing it everyday now and I always get a huge smile from him as we row away.

He played with another baby for the first time, (this is his friend, Kazwell).

I'm currently working with him to learn to roll over the "other way". He will only roll in one direction. The past few days I have been trying to entice him to roll the opposite way with a toy. He tries really hard, then gets frustrated and rolls over the direction he usually goes, and is surprised to see that the toy he rolled over for is actually further away!

I'm also trying to work with him on sitting unsupported. This usually results in him flinging himself backwards. Oh well.

It wouldn't be a proper "month old" post if I didn't talk about his naps. Have you guys heard of Scentsy? If you haven't, you're missing out! (My sister in law sells it; here is her website so you can check it out and shop 'til you drop.) Well, Scentsy has a new line of nursery warmers. One of which happens to be a "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" warmer which matches Parker's nursery perfectly! My friend Courtney and her Mom gave one to me for Parker.

The first day I had the warmer on, Parker took an hour and a half nap. I thought something was wrong with him. As you know, I'm usually lucky if he naps for 45 minutes. This continued the next day, and the next, and the next, etc. I firmly believe that the Scentsy is basically like aromatherapy for my little angel! He has even slept for 2 hours and 15 minutes! This is both for his morning and afternoon naps. I can tell these naps are what he has been needing because he is so much happier lately! And as a bonus, the whole upstairs smells wonderful!!!

I'm 6 months old today!!! I weigh 17 lbs. 8 oz. and am 26 1/2" long!

I sure have grown a lot since the last time Mommy tried to take pictures of me inside Daddy's guitar case, haven't I?


Amber said...

I'm glad Scentsy could help! I burn Cutie Pie Cupcake in Colton's room. It smells so yummy. But they discontinued it :( What scent do you use in there?

Sheila said...

LOVe the rice face! So cute and he looks like he likes it. At least he's not crying or making horrible faces.His little friend is a cutie too and I hope they become BFF. So happy you did another case pic. it's fun to see how big they get over time.
Love ya, Sis

Felicia said...

WHAT?!?! I LOVE cutie pie cupcake! But so far in the nursery I have used White Sands and Satin Sheets!

Kendra said...

I cannot get over how beautiful he is with his dark hair and big beautiful eyes!
That's interesting about the Scentsy warmer because I actually contemplated getting one for Gracelyn to try to get her to sleep. I just wasn't sure if the scents would be too much for her room.