Dear Henry: six months

I was determined to post Henry's six month recap before he actually hit seven months. It's the little things, really. I'm also starting to think about 2016 and my personal goals and our little family goals as well. I love the fresh start of a new year. 

Dear Henry,

Six months, already! I know when we're out doing errands, strangers mention that you're a big baby, but I still see a small, curious little guy who relies on me (or dad) for nearly everything. Sure, you've grown a lot, but you're still a baby. It amazes me that at 18 lbs, my arms don't get tired like they did in the early days holding you or carrying you around most of the day.

Physically, you can sit on your own for a bit, but rarely do because you like to be moving. Army crawling is your favorite and you roll over all the time trying to grab something or maneuver yourself. Recently, you started reaching up to me with one hand when you're in your crib on all fours. It's so sweet to come in at night and feel your little hand reaching out to me.

We've been diving more into solids. So far, you've tried pureed butternut squash, peas, broccoli, carrots, sweet potato, banana, a bit of my almond milk green smoothies, and gnawed on my peanut butter toast on occasion. Oh, and I let you share some oats with me one morning. Talk about a mess! I've been enjoying the Tyler Florence Start Fresh cookbook even just as general guidance for baby feeding.

You love your books and are especially obsessed with Corduroy Goes to the Doctor.  Lucky for you, you got a million (okay, maybe 30) new books for Christmas, so we have plenty of new ones to add to the rotation!

The whole fam got a cold over Christmas and while it sucked, you were still a trooper and mostly a happy little guy. Sleeping in new places is always hard, so you took four ergo naps on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I'm just thankful you were able to get a little sleep.

Mom's slowly realizing how to dress you to keep your legs warm (and covered). In short, you're wearing 12 month pants for their length even though 6 month size pants fit you better in every other way. I guess this is just a foray into your future of having a hard time finding pants that work for you. ;)

Well, I guess it's about time we started baby proofing and mopping a few times a week because before I know it you'll be crawling for real!

Lots of love,


Weight: 17.7 lbs

Height: 27 "

Sleep: Usually waking up 2x per night and taking longer naps!

Wearing: 9 and 12 month clothes

Dear Henry: five months


He's such a long and lean little guy! I can see how it's tough to find clothes that fit right since he has such long legs. Too bad leg warmers aren't as fashionable for boys. ;)

I feel like a broken record saying this but I can't believe he is 6 months already (err, almost 7!).
Amber said…
That is kind of cute and funny about the pants! Definitely foreshadowing into the rest of Henry's life I'm sure. I'm sure Pete also has trouble finding pants that are long enough for him!

Henry is so so cute and smiley! Can't believe he's almost 7 months old already. Man does time ever fly.
Leigh said…
I love the monthly posts! It's so fun to look back to see how much they have changed. Watching babies trying new food is fun!
Elizabeth said…
Baah SO cute! How can he already be six months old though?! Getting so big already!
Anonymous said…
He DID get your long legs. Here's a little tip from Norwegian moms for keeping a baby's legs covered whenever it is cold- although Eugene certainly doesn't have as many chilly days as here: tights. They're not just for girls! Go to Target and get a pair or two of cheap tights (maybe not pink ones with lace or hearts, though) plain white or navy, maybe? Then stick them on your boy and put his regular pants on top. Henry gets an extra layer of warmth and there will never be bare skin hanging out in between his pant cuff and socks. EVERY kid, boy or girl ages 0-3 wears tights under their pants from about Oct-April here. So simple and so smart. I now cringe when I see a little Minnesotan baby with bare skin when it's FREEZING! Xoxo, Siri Mom

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