Monday, August 11, 2014

Hunter: 6 Months!



Well, six months went by way too fast! It seems like yesterday they were wheeling me into the OR to deliver you, a sweet little bundle with a ton of dark hair and the cutest little dimple I'd ever seen. And today, here we are, six months later, and you are a chunky baby with lots of BLONDE hair and the sweetest smile (and that same precious dimple) I have ever seen. You light up every room, baby boy! This past six months has happened in the blink of an eye and I'm sitting here trying to savor every second. 


You've had a far less adventurous month health wise than last one. Praise Jesus! You're doing so.much.better. and you sound so good these days! We went to see the pulmonologist a couple of weeks ago, and he ordered an upper GI study and a swallow study. You had to wait a little while to take the tests because of ear infections and rounds of antibiotics, but we finally got them done. All was well and with a little tweaking at feedings, you've made huge strides. We switched your inhaler medicine too and that seems to have done the trick as well! At your six month well check today, you were half an ounce away from 21 pounds (95%), 27.75 inches long (90%) and you head was 17.5 inches round (75%). 


You're in size 3 diapers still and you wear 6 month, 6-9 month and 9 month clothes. I'm going to order some 9-12 month pajamas this week because the 6-9 month are getting too snug. You just have so many cute rolls we have to squeeze into clothes! 

 

This month, you started eating food! At about 5 1/2 months, we started you on rice cereal. Because we now have to put rice cereal in every bottle, we've moved on to feeding you oatmeal, avocados or bananas at meal time. To say you love it would be a huge understatement. I think oatmeal is your favorite. You also love avocado but you're still not quite sure about bananas. But hey, food is food and you don't discriminate.  


Bath time is still your favorite part of the day. I usually feed you a little bottle and then you take a bath before Daddy gets home from work. That way, you have a little time to spend playing with Dad before bedtime around 7:30. 


You're sleeping like a champ! You go to bed between 7:30 and 8 each night and sleep until 5:45 or 6. After a quick bottle, you're back asleep until big brother runs in and wakes you up with his loud voice yelling "BROTHER BEARRRRR" every morning. You just look up at him and smile and then look at me and smile and you're ready for the day. 


You're mobile now too. Gone are the days of sitting you somewhere and knowing you're safe there for a second. You're rolling across the living room, trying to scoot and attempting to get into the crawling position. The breathable bumpers made their appearance this week since you are not a still sleeper. You're talking, cooing, laughing, playing peekaboo and lots of other fun baby things. You also go walk backwards in your walker. As you explore and learn more about this world and what you can do, we see more and more of your personality. And we love it! 


You and big brother continue to be the very best of friends. We have to watch you both closely. You love each other so much - we've caught Luke a couple of times trying to pick you up or flip you over ("but, Mom, I'm teaching him to rolllll!"). A couple of weeks ago, I had to stop him from playing airplane with you. I'm sure the two of you will give me quite the run for my money in the coming years. 


This month was so fun! As I've said before, you are the easiest baby, and you hardly make a peep. You just tag along wherever we need to go and never fuss. Now that you're healthier than you have been, we've been able to do more things and get out a little more. 



On the 19th, we celebrated Luke's 3rd birthday. You slept for most of the party and then got passed around among our family and friends. It was only about 80* and it was such a nice day to be outside! 



The next weekend, we made the party circuit rounds! We drove to Waco for Jordyn's gymnastics party, ate a quick lunch with family afterward and drove back to Dallas for another party. We ended the weekend with church and naps! 


Last weekend, we went to a friend's house for a cookout, then you and Daddy and Luke went to the pool while Mommy hosted a shower at our house. That night, your sweet sitters came and you were spoiled rotten while Mommy and Daddy went out. 



This past weekend was so fun and one I will remember dearly forever. Nana and Papa bought you and brother a zoo membership, so we woke up early Saturday and spent a couple of hours there before it got too hot. 


Yesterday, we dedicated you at church in front of our family and friends. This is of upmost importance to us as Christians and it means that we are vowing to raise you in a loving, Christian home, teaching you the bible and praying for you, alongside our church family. It's our promise to the Lord to do everything within our power to raise you in a godly way, prayerfully and biblically until you decide to follow Christ, and then guiding you down that path and helping disciple you. We absolutely do not take that lightly and we will do everything we can to raise you in the truth and with love. 


Hunter, these past six months have been scary at times and stressful at others, but always exciting. You are such a precious baby and I cherish every smile, every coo, every snuggle, every sweet moment. I'm sure the next six months will fly by as quickly as the first six have, so I'm soaking in every sweet day we spend together, as I know they are fleeting. We love you so much, more than words can say.  


"And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God." - Philippians 1:9-11 

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Hi! I'm Molly. I've been living, working and playing in Dallas since 2005. I love my Jesus, my husband Jon, and my precious sons Luke and Hunter. I have a deep love for Park Cities Baptist Church, Texas Country music, floating the river, backyard barbecues, crawfish boils, decorating, gift wrapping, gift giving, shopping, Etsy, all things monogrammed, cooking, traveling with my friends to great places, being Southern through and through, wine, football season, and the Texas Longhorns. I hope you'll enjoy reading my Letters to Luke.

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