Another month in the books. I can’t believe you’re half a year old!
You started the month by getting to see all your grandmothers in 24 hrs as I mentioned in the last newsletter. You got to spend a little extra unplanned time with Grandma and Grandpa Cruickshank because your great-grandma McDonald passed away and we were all together for the funeral. Despite the sad circumstances of our gathering it was great to squeeze in some more visits with them.
And your sixth month was full of new discoveries and more firsts. We headed to “Uncle” Matt’s cottage and you had your first boat ride. You didn’t like the ride out to the cottage one bit, but I think it’s because you were tired and wanted to be sleeping, not buckled into a too-big lifejacket on a loud machine. That’s fair. We had a wonderful weekend and asked Matt and Laura to be your godparents. They said yes! Your second trip on the boat on our way home was a breeze.
On the food front you tried wheat cereal, carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash, and bananas. I’ve been sneaking chicken into your veggies ever since. You seemed to like all of them, but especially bananas!
We also welcomed your buddy Nicholas to the world this month. He arrived on the 13th and we all went over to meet him. You took a liking to him immediately. I think you’re going to get in so much trouble together.
As quickly as the whitecap of a tooth appeared last month it disappeared this month. I’m not sure when it’ll return. I’m not too anxious for you to get teeth, though. I know I’ll miss that big gummy grin.
We also started transitioning you to your big-boy bed (ie: your crib). We have been doing practice naps in your crib because until now you’ve been sleeping in the Pack N Play in our room. You seem to like the crib and have no trouble napping in there, until you squirm around and get your arm, or leg, or foot caught between the rails. I’m thinking a breathable bumper is the way to go.
The biggest discovery you made this month, though, has to be that you’re now really on the move! You can crawl around on your belly around the floor and easily get to objects that used to just be out of your reach. You have used this new skill to try to catch the cats. They watch you coming at your yet rather slow pace, and then just as you get within arms reach they get up and walk away. Luckily you seem to be just as pleased to get thisclose as you are to getting a mitt full of fur.
And you and I spent the last week of the month spending some quality time just the two of us because dad was away for a boy’s weekend/work trip. It was tiring without dad but you were such a good boy that I wasn’t completely exhausted. And I must admit, it was great getting all the hugs and snuggles from you that week.
I’ll say it again, I can’t believe that you’re six months old and it’s hard to believe that in that short time you’ve gone from a helpless (but adorable) blob of goo, to a bubbly, giggly, little boy who can chase animals.
Everyone says the next six months bring even bigger changes. Hard to believe, but I can’t wait to see what you’ll get up to next.