This month has had so many fun and exciting changes! I just can't believe how big you're getting. Both in size and in your development. We celebrated your first Christmas this month. You won't remember it at all, but it was fun for the rest of us. You actually really seemed to enjoy tearing the paper off of your presents. It was so fun to watch you experience something new.
I took you to a Kindermusik class for the first time with Annelise. You seemed to enjoy yourself. I can tell that you like music, because you like when Annelise and I sing. I plan on taking you to more classes and I hope that you grow to love them like your sister does.
You can sit all by yourself now. I started working with you shortly after you turned five months, and within a matter of just a few days, you were sitting very well on your own. Your strength gets better every day. Every once in a while you'll have a little balance issue, but not too often. I feel pretty comfortable leaving you to sit on your own. But, I still try to avoid a hard surface, like the kitchen floor, just to be safe.
You have zero interest in rolling. You despise tummy time, and will usually only tolerate it for a minute or two. If I'm being honest though, I don't make you do it nearly enough. I'm going to have to start making you do tummy time more though so that you can learn how to get into the crawling position and learn to crawl. I'm sure that you'll do it in your own time, but I know that you'll enjoy learning how to become mobile.
You finally kicked the sickness that hung around for about six weeks. I took you to the doctor earlier this month to have you checked out and he said that it was just a common cold and that it can last a long time in babies your age. Now that it's finally gone, you've started talking again. I missed hearing your little coos and screeches. You don't have any recognizable sounds or syllables, just screeching. I will look at you and slowly say "mama" and you watch me so closely. You have also developed the habit of spitting your lips. I mock you back and you think it's hilarious. When I blow raspberries with my tongue, I can see you trying to figure out how to do it with your tongue. You're so cute when you're trying to concentrate!
I just switched you into 12 month clothing. You are still wearing a size 3 diaper. You weigh 19 lbs 1.5 oz (74th percentile) and are 27 inches (67th percentile).
I can't believe that a whole half a year has flown by and that you are already six months old. I always tell new parents that the first six months are so hard with all of the different changes, but now we've made it through. I know that there will be more challenges coming, but we have a lot of the hard stuff behind us. I love you so much buddy!