Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The BIG 6 Months!

Once upon a time a beautiful, sweet, tiny bundle of joy was born to two doting parents. On Sunday that little boy turned SIX MONTHS old! Seriously, where does the time go? How has this happened? My little boy is growing up right before my very eyes!

We went to the Doctor today for his 6 month check-up, which unfortunately included shots. He was a trooper and only cried for a few minutes. Hopefully he won't get a fever like he did for his 4 month shots.

His stats at birth: 7 lbs. 5 oz and 21 inches long

His stats at 6 months: 15 lbs. 7.5 oz and 26.25 inches long

His Pediatrician thinks he is going to be a smaller little guy based on his stats, but is not concerned about his weight. He looks healthy and is definitely the happiest of babies! :)

I'm so proud of how much he has learned, but am also saddened that he is no longer that tiny, innocent babe whose head I had to constantly support. Aidan is all ready an independent little guy, getting smarter by the minute.

What's he been up to lately, you ask? Welll....

* Rolls over from back to front and front to back

* Can sit up on his own (although he does topple over every once in awhile)
* Blows raspberries to his hearts content
* Mimics sounds, noises and some actions we make
* Has super strong legs and is trying SO hard to take steps with our support
* Sleeps 10-12 hours a night
* Finds something new and fascinating every day (recently it's been our new fish)
* Enjoys looking out the car window
* Can soothe himself back to sleep if he wakes up in the middle of the night (most of the time)
* Eats rice cereal and will be starting on pureed veggies this week
* Drops toys and then leans over to pick them up on his own
* Throws toys away from him when he is in his Bumbo seat, then uses one leg to scoot the Bumbo over to the toy he threw so he can pick it up
* Loves the water and splashing around in the tub and pool
* Is learning that when he presses buttons on his toys they make noise and light up
* Gets a good laugh out of playing peekaboo
* Is a little ticklebug, just like his Momma!
* Has "pet my puppy time" everyday and really has taken to our animals

* Is fascinated when the dogs play
* Giggles when he "toots"
* Puts EVERYTHING in his mouth
* Can raise one eyebrow by itself (Jason's favorite thing he can do!)
* Enjoys singing songs and dancing
* Likes to bop around in his Johnny Jump Up
* Likes to watch "The Backyardigans" and "Sesame Street"
* Recognizes Mommy and Daddy by sight and voice

* Babbles to us constantly
* Takes my glasses off my face
* Likes to put his feet in his mouth and suck on his big toes (weirdo!)

Needles to say we are impressed by how much he has accomplished so far in his short life. To us he is the smartest baby in the world!

Happy 1/2 birthday, Baby Aidan! We love you! :)


  1. He is such a sweetheart! :) I love your list. Norah is in love with her toes, too, and would much rather suck on those than a binky. I told her that has to stop relatively soon because people don't make friends like that. ;)

  2. Oh wow, I didn’t realize that you were so close I live just “inside the loop” near 290. I was just looking at your post about your son’s 6 month old progress. He is so cute- I love his facial expressions. Aren’t babies the best? I’m going to check out meetup.com- thanks for letting me know about it!

    I'm commenting b/c I didn't see your email address:)


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