Sunday, January 12, 2014

6 Months Old!

One of the weirdest things about parenthood is time, which I've mentioned before. On the one hand every night feels like forever, and Forrest still needs constant attention. On the other hand, half a year has gone by already! He can really play with toys now and although he's not very mobile, every now and then I look over and he's rolled himself across the room! He continues to gain weight like a champ, probably thanks to all the midnight meals, although he only weighed in at 19 lbs 4 oz and I swear he feels like he's over 25 by now! He's been smiling and laughing for a long time, but just in the last couple weeks he seems to do it all the time. Sleep, diaper rash, and cradle cap continue to be the main topics of conversation around here but if those are our biggest health concerns then we're really pretty lucky. He loves to hang out with other babies, just watching them, grabbing them, and of course licking their heads. In another 6 months I hope he hasn't gained another 12 pounds, but I do hope he changes as much as he did in the first 6 months. People always say they miss babyhood so I'm sure I will but I'm also looking forward to him being more independently mobile!


Nabia said...

He's getting so big! What a great smile. Love him!

Suzanne said...

What a cutie! It's amazing when you hit half a year, isn't it?

Cradle cap was a topic around our house, too, and my mom mentioned that the hospital used to always send new parents home with a special brush. She sent one to us and we've been using it religiously:

About a half-hour before Cora's bath, we massage some olive oil onto her head, focusing on the areas with the worst cradle cap. Then we give her a bath (or just wash her hair by laying her on the bathroom counter) and use this brush to gently but thoroughly massage the shampoo into her hair. We massage with the brush again when rinsing. It took only a couple of days to rid Cora of the cradle cap and suddenly she had way more hair than before, too! For diaper rash, we try to let Cora "air out" at every diaper change and she thinks it's really funny when we fan her fanny. :) Sleep, as you know, I have absolutely no tips for as it's a constant issue in our house!