Calvin - 6 months

Calvin David Dean

You're 6 months old!

You've actually been 6 months for a few weeks, as I type this.  :)  Since your 6 month date fell on Christmas Eve AND our doctor's office scheduled limited appointments during the holiday AND your brother's 2 year appointment was scheduled for the week after he turned 2, we just combined everything into one visit and you actually had your 6 month appointment in the middle of January.  :)

The struggle is real being the second child!

You weigh 19.5 lbs, are 28 inches long and wear a size 3 diaper.  You wear 9 month clothing and 12 month pajamas...mostly because you're so long the 9 month jammies with feet fit you in the middle, but are too short lengthwise.  I think you're going to be pretty tall sweet boy!

You are eating like a champ!  You are picky though - the total opposite of your brother there.  :)  You only like sweet things - sweet potatoes, peaches, pears & applesauce.  You make the cutest face when we try to give you vegetables - but there's no chance in those going past your lips right now!  Rice cereal & formula mixed together goes over well though, and at the end of December you learned how to suck applesauce from a pouch!

You have really developed physically I feel like this month.  You love to sit up, and stand in your jumpy jump.  You can stand when we hold your hands, and you're so close to sitting on your own.  Chandler loves that you're at his level when you sit in your bouncer, and that he can play with you.  You two GIGGLE so hard and Clint & I love listening to it.

You can roll over, but haven't figured out scooting or crawling yet - and that's ok!  I'm enjoying the time that I can put you down in one spot, and you're still there when I get back....although you might be flipped over.

You still sleep like a champion - and most nights only wake up once, if even at all.  Usually that depends on if we got enough food into you before you fell asleep - if we can get you normal bottles & 3-4 feedings then chances are you will sleep a solid 8 hours!

Traveling got a little difficult with you - I joke that you do not like I-84 east of The Dalles.  :)  Coming home from the valley both times this last month, we stopped at every other exit to soothe you.  But in the big picture - you really do travel well.  I think we're just a little spoiled with how well both you and your brother have done for us up until now.

You've been babbling for a while, but really have taken off verbally this month.  Usually when you wake up, I feed & change you, and then the cooh's start flying!

Sweet boy - we love you so much.  Your daddy was telling me how much he loves this stage you're in right now the other night - I want you to know that.  You're most at ease in our arms, or sitting in our laps and we love that you know us and are comforted by us.

Love you Cal!


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