6 months ago our lives were forever changed. It is UNREAL that 6 months have gone by. I received the news that a friend of mine became a daddy today, and it moved me to tears. I am not one to say that having children is a "must" for everyone, but it definitely is awesome when you know someone close to you is having that experience.
Ben is now "trying" food - "eating" is not quite the word for it yet. In the last week he has had rice cereal, banana and avocado. He seems to have enjoyed the avocado the most. Sweet potato is next!
Ben is getting a lot better at sitting up. I would say he is about 80% there - each day he gets better at balancing himself in the upright position.
In terms of rolling around, he still is at the stage where he can, but he just does not seem to want to do it all that much. I have noticed that at night in his crib, he is almost always rolling himself onto his side to sleep. (He goes down swaddled, but usually breaks his arms free within 10 minutes and rolls to the side).
He is very into his toys right now and they will occupy him for extended periods of time.
Ben eats every 3 hours or so...give or take 30-45 minutes. He naps for about 25-45 minutes in both the morning and early evening, with a 2-3 hour nap in the early afternoon.
We are officially out of most of the 3-6 month clothing. I usually can tell how much he is growing by how he fits into his Carter PJ's and onesie's. Sizes really do vary, but in this brand the 6 month sizes are becoming snug and he is wearing 9 month most of the time.
Ben continues to enjoy people and does not have a problem with anyone else ("strangers" included") holding him. He has, however, seemed to develop a need (at least at night) to sleep at home and to be put down BY HIS PARENTS. More on recent meltdown in a future post.
We love you, Benny! 6 months is a super fun age :)