Monday, May 21, 2012


This is way too late considering this past Saturday Baylor turned 7 months old(5.19.12)! I will try to keep this to stuff mostly about what happened the month leading up to Baylor turning 6 months old, since I will be trying to get a 7 month post up tonight.

Half a year...This has to be a good joke! I can not believe how incredibly fast the first 6 months went by.  Every stage keeps getting better and better! I feel like our little baby is now becoming a little boy. Especially with his little boy type hair, grunts, spits and banging.

How big are you:
Weight: 18lbs 11 oz (75th Percentile)
Height: 27.5 Inches (75th percentile)
Head: 17.8 inches (90th percentile)
Here is what you are wearing:
You are wearing size 3 Pampers Cruisers diapers
(we switched from Swaddlers the 1st week in April. You were blowing out a ton)
You are wearing mostly 9 month and 9 to 12. You have a few 6 month jeans that run a little long/big.

Here is what you are doing these days:

You have started on solids(March 31st to be exact) 
So that means you have a bit of different eating schedule. We started with Rice cereal, but you really didn't care for it too much. So after a little bit of runny cereal, we moved on to doing veggies right away. We eventually came back to the rice cereal/ oatmeal and you liked it much better. You Love peas and squash the most. You also really like green beans. But you are such a great eater you eat it all up. You always have a bottle during each meal. We just started fruits and those are delish.
You nap twice a day and they are usually about 2 hours each. You also occasionally have 3 naps.
You sleep 12 hours at night still. And you sleep both on your belly and on your side. When you sleep on your side you cuddle up to your blanky and sleep against your bumper. I think I will always love watching you sleep. (At least at this point its not creepy) 
You roll all over the room, but you definitely favor your left side. This causes you to roll in circles:) You also are a fan of doing the stationary swimmer! are getting ready to be on the move!
You prefer to be naked and I don't blame you. Especially when we were in Texas(it was sooo hot). You just feel free and get so excited when I let you play naked. You get hot so easily, but you are also just like me and have horrible circulation. This means your hands and feet can get kinda cold. This makes for and interesting dressing and undressing game.
You have discovered your tongue. You just love to give everyone Raspberries that you see. You entertain yourself in the car by doing it forever.
You got your 3rd hair cut. We put you in your high chair for this one. Which made it much easier to keep you controlled and to get it done much faster. Here is a video of the Event.
You celebrated your first Easter. You looked so cute in your bow-tie and enjoyed all of your goodies the bunny brought you.  Aunt Jada got lots of pictures of you that I will post on here later.  We went to church and then spent the day at Nana and Pops with her brother Jon and his wife Mary.
We went to Houston April 12th through April 15th for your Uncle Davids wedding. Even though this was your 4th and 5th flights you finally received your "wings." You got to play with your cousin James and all of your Grammy's side of the family. They loved finally getting to meet you. We will have to plan a trip soon to see more of Uncle David and Aunt Michelle as they were pretty busy...which we figured they would be.
You pull hair. Yours, mine, or anyones! You pull your own when you are tired and then you pull everyone elses for fun....but it is only really fun for you!
You have been enjoying your cartoons more and more. Mickey Mouse clubhouse is still your favorite. But I also have been trying to let you watch more of the baby TV on On Demand. These have ABC's, 123's, animals, shapes, seasons, etc.
You also LOVE bath time. We got some more toys out and you have a little bath book. You splash and play the whole time, usually soaking whoever is bathing you.

You have gotten much harder to run errands with, mostly because that stupid car seat is just so stinking hot. You get uncomfortable and just want to get out and play. Don't worry Mommy doesn't like to carry that thing around either! But you still are so sweet to get a couple things done. I have such a soft spot for you that I feel bad if I keep you in there too long.
Is there a happier baby? I think not your constantly giggling, smiling and brightening up everyone's day! Keep it up:) It will be a charming trait for your future wife and everyone in your life!
Sorry I was so late with this post. I will for sure need to do your 7 month post right away so I don't forget what happened each month. You are so amazing, I keep getting so excited with every new thing that you do. It is nuts to think you have only been with us 6 months. I seems like we never lived a day without you.

The rest of his  6 month shoot:

Saturday, March 24, 2012


We have a big 5 month old now. Baylor turned 5 months old on Monday the 19th. Some may laugh that I say big, but I can not believe 5 months have gone by already. Even though I miss the days of him being a newborn and how fresh and cute he was, he keeps getting cuter everyday. Especially because every new thing he does is so fun. He has the best personality right now and I LOVE IT!

Weight: 18lbs(daddy weighed him)
Height: Between 27 and 28 inches(Home measurements by mommy)
Head: we will find out next month at your 6 month check up

Here is what you are up to:
- You are wearing size 3 diapers
- You wear mostly 6, 9, and 6-9 Month clothing or even some 9-12(CP sleepers run small)
-You are eating 8 1/2 oz of Similac formula every 3-4 hours. Usually 4 feedings a day, but sometimes we get in 5. We are going to start trying Rice cereal within the week. You have become very interested in watching Mommy and Daddy eat, so we think we will give it a try.
- You sleep pretty much always sleep at least 12 hours at night. Tonight you went to bed at 6:30, but usually you go to bed between 7:30 and 9 and sleep 12 to 13 hours.
- You take either one long 3 hour nap or two about 2 hour naps. You took the one long nap today, so that is usually when you go to sleep early like this. Your first nap starts about 2 to 3 hours after you wake up. If you take a second it is late in the afternoon around 4 or so.
-You have been sleeping on your belly like a champ. I find it so cute, that when I come into your room in the AM, I see your cute little face looking up over your bumper at me. You have really gained full control of your head.
- You poop once or twice a day.
- Just in the last week you have turned into a crazy man. I think your personality has become somewhat like your Uncle Davids, in fact you remind me a lot of him. You have developed so much energy and have been rolling all around the room. You can't stay on your play mat very well anymore. You just start moving around the living room. I really have to keep my eye out so you don't bonk your head.  I think you will be crawling soon, because you already have the motion, you just haven't mastered your arms and legs at the same time. This means you so of just scoot yourself forward.
- Em and Anderson came to visit last week. It was so fun having them here. It was great to watch how much you boys have changed. Considering you guys were just 1.5 and 2.5 months old when we last saw them. You guys like talking and looking at each other, there were even some kicks and hits in there as well (Boys will be boys)!
- We skyped with Grammy and Pappy for the first time and you seemed a little interested, but mostly just confused. They loved to see you though and see your little personality through the computer. 
- Like I said in prior posts, you had your first big cold, and it threw us through the ringer a bit.
- You are still great for me to get a bunch of errands done, but I think that time will be coming to an end sooner than I think. Especially now that you are in LOVE with your Jump Jump( Four Christmases anyone?) as I call it. I think you mostly want to get home so you can play. I also think your car seat is becoming increasingly more uncomfortable for you.( You are a hot baby) You just want to be free, which I don't blame you!
- You really really like cartoons, especially Mickey Mouse clubhouse, Octonauts and other Disney Junior shows. You sit and watch it like you actually know what is going on.
- You still smile ALL THE TIME! It is weird when you aren't smiling.
- I love watching your face develop more and more. You are definitely starting to look more like Daddy, but you are still mostly your Mama's mini me. Although you have much bluer eyes then I do and your hair color is totally your dads.
- You may need your third hair cut here before your Uncle David and soon-to-be Aunt Michelle's wedding next month. Your hair grows like a weed. I have been styling it with some gel this week, because it is so long. We love when your hair is cut so you look like a cute little boy. Because you have really wavy hair when it gets too long it is everywhere.
- You are no longer very quiet at church, so next week you will be going to the nursery. You are not usually upset, but you just want to talk!
-Still no teeth and your gums haven't seemed to be bothering you lately, so I am interested to see when we start it up again!...but you still love to chew chew chew on EVERYTHING, especially Sophie the Giraffe!
- My little cuddly boy is slowly disappearing, you just want to move! I can sometimes hold you if you are super tired, but usually we just put you down in your bed by that time! We never wanted you to get in the habit of falling asleep in our arms. But I hope you understand someday that mommy gives good back "tickles" you will love it again! Haha.
- You do like to be held even though you don't like to cuddle. You even let me and Amanda get through a whole manicure and pedicure the other day without a problem:)
- However you do cuddle all your blankets, lovies and Nay-nays! It is so so sweet to watch. You also rub your face like crazy with them when you are tired.
- You are officially no longer a Binky baby! You NEVER take one. So that is one more thing I won't have to buy, even though I am sort of sad, because I think they are still sweet at this age.
- You love bath time more than ever. Time to bring out the bath toys I think. You splash so much you usually splash me in the face and splash all of your water out of the tub. Once the water gets too low you have now been peeing in the tub. So silly! I can't wait to see you in the pool this summer. 
- You "spit" all the time now. When you are awake you like to make noise the whole time. Either giggling, or making funny noises with your mouth.
Your favorite things: Read books, bath time, watching TV, Mommy holding you when she is walking around, singing Jesus loves me( your favorite), Mommy's silly kisses, pulling you up to standing position with your hands, dancing, tickling your feetsies, airplane, scratching daddy's hair, sleeping on daddy's chest.
- You now grab your bottle from our hands and are so excited about it. 
- You finally gained all your weight back after getting down to 15.9 lbs while you were sick.

I can't wait to watch you this month. You get to meet a lot of Mommy's family next month in Texas for your Uncles wedding, including your cousin James that is 4 months older than you. We also get to experience your first Easter:) I can't wait to get pictures of you in your sweet outfits! I just hope it starts to get warm sooner rather than later. It is so cold here right now!