Thursday, June 16, 2011

Elliot: 6 months!

Elliot is six months old today. 6 months: 182 days, 24 weeks, half of a year. This one trumps all the other month birthdays so far- by a long shot. I remember reading other blogs when Elliot was only one or two months old and thinking, six month old babies are so big. They're more like toddlers and less like little babies. Suddenly, Elliot is six months old, too. He's one of those babies that I always marveled out. Holy cow, how did that happen?!

This month:
♥ Elliot weighs 16 lbs {according to my scale at home}
♥ he is wearing mostly 3-6 month onesies and rompers, and 0-3 pants and shorts
♥ he is eating 6 ounces every 2-4 hours during the day and 2-4 ounces every 2-3 hours at night
♥ he sleeps in his crib half the night and my bed the other half. I call us part-time cosleepers :) I love this arrangement!
♥ it can be very tricky to get him to go to sleep these days... bedtime usually involves rocking, walking, singing, or cuddling... or a combination of all 4
♥ he is taking one long nap in the morning, one long nap in the afternoon, and a short nap in the evening. He goes to bed between 9:00 and 10:30pm
♥ he got his first two teeth and they are HUGE now and very sharp
♥ he rolled over for the first time!
♥ he can sit unassisted in laps, on the beach, or sometimes outside on the grass, but he can't sit up on his own on carpeted or hard wood floors yet
♥ his favorite toys are still Sophie the Giraffe and his plastic keys
♥ he can walk all over the place in his walker... but only going backwards. He hasn't figured out how to go forwards yet.
♥ He likes to stick his fingers in people's mouth and nose
♥ He gives kisses and sometimes "hugs" on command
♥ We found out that he really, really likes dogs!
♥ We took him to the beach for the first time and he has become quite the beach baby
♥ Anytime he is crying, if you take him outside he will stop almost immediately
♥ He loves going for walks in the stroller and also loves grocery shopping
♥ He's still not shy AT ALL and will go to ANYONE. He has no fear of strangers whatsoever. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing!
♥ He loves to be thrown up above your head
♥ He's full of laughter and fun.

Happy half birthday, Elliot Reid. Mama loves you!


  1. Oooh happy 6 months Elliot!! Time is flying! And my goodness, he is such a little peanut! By 6 monhts, Bennett was wearing 9-12 month everything. Ha ha.

  2. Happy 6 Months Elliot!!! He is such a cutie!

  3. Haha. Same thing as Mandy. Brayden is almost 10 months now and wears 12-24 month clothes. Happy half birthday, Elliot!

  4. Our boys are so similiar! Truitt will quit screaming then instant you step outside, he naps about the same too!



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