Well, today is the day. The big 6 month old birthday. I can honestly say that it has been a real joy. Granted, the first couple of months, during all of the colic, were some of the roughest months of our lives. Ever since Colby got tubes in his ears, he has been a little bundle of joy. He is always smiling, laughing, talking and putting everything in his mouth. Last night, we played peek-a-boo and Colby loved it. Every time I would pop out, he would let out the loudest belly laugh. I considered it a milestone. Margaret and I just laughed and enjoyed the moment.
So, how is he doing now? He is on a fairly good schedule. He gets out of the bed about 8AM and eats his breakfast which usually consists of 6 oz of formula and a stage 2 fruit. He plays for a while and usually takes a mid morning power nap. (30 minutes if Margaret is lucky) He eats again at 12 (7-8 oz of formula). If he gets a little hungry between 8AM and 12PM, we usually give him some Pringles and cheese dip. Just kidding. He usually gets a juice mixture of 1/2 apple juice, 1/2 water. He plays a while then takes a decent nap from 2-3 or 4PM. Next is dinner. Usually 6 oz again and a stage 2 vegetable. (sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, green beans...........no peas). He plays again and then takes another 30 minute power nap between 6:30 and 7 ish. Then at 8PM, time for a bath, 8 more oz, then off to bed. By the time he finishes his bottle, his eyes are usually struggling to stay awake. If all goes well, he sleeps from 8:30 PM to 6 ish. He will wake up for a few minutes around 6, Marg gives him his pacifier, and he goes back to sleep until about 7 or 8AM.
Sure beats the "feeding every 3 to 4 hours, 24 hours a day".
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
In four days our little boy will be 6 months old and we can't believe it. My goodness how time flies. Colby is changing every day and it amazes me how wonderful God is to have entrusted us with such a precious gift. God's creations never cease to amaze us. We are so thankful and proud that Colby is our son.
Colby is working on sitting up now and his new favorite thing to do is to jump in his jump-a-roo. He gets in it and jumps until his little legs can't jump anymore. If we turn some music on while he is jumping he smiles and goes crazy. He is eating fruits and vegetables however he does not like peas and squash at all. (They make him gag ) We are finally getting on somewhat of a schedule now that the holidays are over and that makes for a happy mommy and a happy baby. Colby has developed his own little personality and we love to hear him giggle. I think he is going to be a talker like his daddy because he talks all the time.
Next week he will go for his six month check up and get more vaccinations. The vaccinations are no fun what so ever, but at least they are quick. Tomorrow we are going to make a trip to TCDC, my old work, and visit with everyone there so they can see how much he has grown.
We hope that everyone has a fun and exciting day tomorrow.
P.S. The picture above is a picture of Colby with his cousin Riley from Christmas Eve. My brother Jon and his family stayed with us for Christmas and it was so much fun seeing Colby and Riley together. Riley is 2 months younger than Colby.