Saturday, April 18, 2015

Jonah [6 months]

Half of a year...already!

Jonah, you are SUCH a sweet baby
In the last month, you done some growing in more ways than one.
Your hair, it started to come back this month..and its already so much more noticeable than a couple weeks ago. I actually had to give you a trim, because it was WAY long in the very front and by your ears. So far without wearing a hat, you grab your hair...but you aren't able to pull it out.

See how those hairs were crazy long!

When you want to make yourself known with squeals and loud noises. Your cry is unique in that, you keep your mouth closed and make a 'moaning' like sound. You can make the crying sound, and if you do...that means you really mean it (the one time, you had an arm through your crib rail and couldn't get it back...and the other times are usually due to being startled/scared from something).

Your sweet smile greets me in the morning...and MANY MANY times throughout the day. Pretty much anytime I go to pick you up, unless you are just so tired you can't bare to put any more effort into show your happy face! I especially love that you reach out to grab my face and pull it close to you, and then give me a 'kiss'. Oh, how you are so sweet!
You definitely do have a serious side too. And you are more apprehensive around males you don't know. You can get startled easily, and if there is a loud noise, you check to see what my facial response is...and then decide if it is 'cry worthy'. (Not always the case, but it is funny how you do this.) 

Your brothers are very fond of you. Christian deems you as "our baby" and Noah loves you dearly.
They enjoy laying on the floor with you, handing you toys, holding you (although, its becoming more difficult with you getting so big..and wiggly!), and just talking to you.
They both giggle when you touch their face or tickle them inadvertently.

You had an appointment scheduled at the beginning of this month to visit a pediatric dermatologist for your head. This was scheduled a month prior, when I had taken you in..and your poor skin was so raw with a combination of eczema and cradle cap in a bad sort of way. Your cheeks also get very rosy and almost rash kind of looking. To both of these things we put various ointments on..and very often..and prayed it would get better. Your head cleared up a couple weeks before the appointment (so I cancelled the appointment), and to your face I still put a combination of Aquaphor and a dab of hydrocortisone cream on usually in the morning and at night. Your regular doctor was SO pleased (as are we!) that it cleared up...he was very surprised that we hadn't gone to the dermatologist, and that what we had done helped it clear up.
This picture was soon after you turned five months...your face is so much better now.

You celebrated your very first Easter! You were looking mighty handsome. (This picture is funny because of your crooked hat...but you were smiling so big!)

I am almost certain you are teething. Granted, I realize this process can take some time, so perhaps there won't be any proof of the actual pearly whites popping through...but you sure do like to chew on most anything. It is so cute when you are getting dressed for almost immediately draw your toes up and you put them in your mouth.

You like to be outside. We usually attach the 'sleep sheep' just for soothing noise when we go on walks or spend time in the stroller. You seem to like the sound, and are very content just being outdoors.

Noah likes having you as his buddy. He climbs up in your crib sometimes..just to talk to you or lay with you. You don't seem to mind at all. He only minds when you try and snag his glasses..then he says, "Jonah?! Gasses...give them back. Let go."
And for whatever reason this month, Christian has really liked snuggling with you in the morning. It's pretty sweet how much you are loved on!

Your newest achievement is rolling over all the way. You just learned how to yesterday, and you don't want to stop! You seem to be quite proud with yourself. You have been VERY wiggly for several weeks, maybe even over a month...and your arm and legs can get to going at a very rapid speed. You thump those ol' legs so hard and fast, I am a little worried your heals will get bruised.

We introduced baby oatmeal within the last week. You seem to like it...although you are very messy!
Christian gets the biggest kick out of watching you eat it. We were slow to start foods, just in case we would have gone to the dermatologist and the possibility of allergies would have confused the reason for your skin issues. Soon enough we will get you eating more of a variety. 

You are 17 lbs and counting. I have noticed a big difference in the last several weeks, you just seem to be growing taller too. I think at your check up a few weeks ago, they said for height you are in the upper 60th percentile. 
I got out your 9 month clothing, although you still wear a lot of 6 month things. Your hair is a medium brown, and I think your eyes are starting to change color too. They were a very distinct blue, and now they seem to have bits of hazel in maybe they will turn brown?? Although I don't really count the hours you sleep, I deem you as an alright sleeper. You usually wake up once, eat, and then go right back to sleep..which doesn't really bother me. Now that you know how to completely roll over, I'm hoping the times of you waking up due to being on the 'wrong side are over. You almost always prefer sleeping on your belly...but its pretty cute, when you have rolled to your back and your body is so relaxed and stretched out.

We all love you so much Jonah.
Happy half birthday :)

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