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Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Half-Birthday, Callen!

My kiddo is 6-months old today.  SIX MONTHS, ya'll.  That means he's been a part of this family for 15 months already.  Amazing.  He's amazing.

It's definitely been quite a wild ride since Callen arrived in our lives.  I became a stay-at-home-mom, for one.  Which means I have been with this kid pretty much 24/7, unlike Preston... who I handed over to the grandmas every day starting at 2 months old.  It's been wonderful, exhausting, challenging... but mostly wonderful.  I am so thankful to be able to be here with my boys.

Callen's latest milestones...
- Rolling over front to back and back to front... basically rolling across the entire length of the floor if I let him.
- Pushes up on his arms, and occasionally gets up on his knees... definitely getting ready to crawl.
- Can kind of sit on his own, for a few seconds anyway if he's trying.
- Eating some solids.  He's tried carrots, avocados and bananas.
- Blabbering some sounds that seem to be on purpose, like "ma ma ma ma" and "buh buh buh buh."
- He can get around the kitchen in his walker. He is starting to go after Preston's school stuff already, uh oh.
- Grabbing EVERYTHING that gets anywhere near him. We have to be on constant watch, of course.
- Will have his weight & length next week, he has a 6-mth check up on Tuesday. [EDIT: He is 16.8lbs & 27.75 " long.  The doc detected a slight murmer. which they never heard before. She said it's probably because it's closing up so the noise it makes is louder than when it was slightly larger.  So... we'll have that checked out again at his 9-mth appointment.]

Playing in Preston's bed.
So sweet together!
Preston and Callen still get along well, and really enjoy each other.  Preston is a great help in occupying the baby so I can get some things done around the house (or go potty!).  Callen has been pretty cooperative this first week of Preston's homeschool.  He's either slept or played happily in his walker near us while we work at the table.

Callen walkering around.
The boys in the fort built by Daddy!

I am glad the summer is coming to an end, so hopefully we can get outdoors more often.  I think that will be good for all of us.

Had a little photo shoot with Callen in his floor this morning...

A little video (he doesn't spew in this one, however he does choke himself up, geez!)...

And for the record, I do feel guilty for not giving Callen a half-birthday party like we did for Preston when he turned 6 months old, but I guess what they say about what you do for your first-born vs. subsequent children is true.  Sorry, Cal. =(

P.S. In honor of his special day, the kid barely stopped crying/fussing allll day.  He also hasn't pooped allll day.  Pretty sure those two are related, poor thing,

1 comment:

Jill said...

Love those pictures of the two of them. :)