Monday, October 28, 2013

Dear Harper: 6 Months

Dear Harper,

You are officially on the move and that makes for one tired momma. You have been army crawling all month and are just starting to use your legs. I know a full-blown crawl isn’t far away.  May the baby proofing begin.

Your ability to crawl leaves you rather frustrated if you have been constrained in your car seat, stroller or even our arms for too long. It doesn’t matter where we are, you want to be set done and allowed to go go go.

Your growth has seemed to slow down some but those adorable rolls are still there for the loving. You have reached 27.25 inches and are 18.5 pounds right at the seventy-fifth percentile for both. The doctor said you are a happy, healthy, high-energy boy. We are going to have our hands full.

The tooth that we were waiting on arrived and so did the one next too it. Right when we thought we were going to be able to sleep again the second tooth surfaced. You love when we brush your teeth and could chew on the toothbrush and the tasty raspberry toothpaste for as long as we would allow. Harper, you sweet boy love to bite. You will attempt to take a chunk out of the neck of whoever is holding you and I have the bruises to show for it.

Those teeth have proved helpful with the introduction to solids. We have decided to follow Baby Led Weaning.  This method allows you to skip purees and begin with actual food.  So far you have had banana, avocado, zucchini, summer squash, cucumber, broccoli, sweet potato, green beans, artichoke, carrots and pinto beans. I even made all of us banana flaxseed pancakes this weekend that you loved. You make a huge mess when you eat but it has been a joy watching you explore new tastes and textures. Most of the food winds up on the floor or all over you but they promise it wont always be a disaster. Argos sure enjoys cleanup duty.

We took your six-month pictures last week and I am anxiously awaiting their arrival. To see your progression from a sleepy 3 week old, an alert 3 month old and now an active 6 month old through pictures has been a great way to document memories.

By the way little one, these weekly pictures are becoming nearly impossible with all of your squirming.

I will always love you.