Friday, December 27, 2013

6 Months

December 19 has always been a special day and now its doubly special. December 19 was my mom's birthday and now it is Harlan's 1/2 birthday. I think that its not a coincidence and a very special way Harlan will always be connected to her now.

So we celebrated this Dec. 19 with Harlan turning 6 months old. So, so, so hard to believe. He is now closer to a year old than he is a newborn. Tear

Our little man is now 16 lbs and 14 oz (on Dec. 20) and getting taller. We are still in 6 month size clothes but are about to outgrow those legs. Soon we will be going into 9 month. He is also still in size 2 diapers.

Harlan is still only consuming breast milk. Now that he has hit the 6-month mark we plan on introducing some solids. Wish us luck! We will continue with breast milk and I will continue nursing. I absolutely love that time we have together. He eats when he wakes up in the morning, around 7 a.m., 4-5 times at daycare, once when he gets home and another 1-2 times after that before he goes to bed around 8 p.m. He pretty much sleeps through the night and we love that!

This month Harlan started acting shy. It is really pretty cute. If you smile at him, he will smile back, giggle a little and then turn his head like he's bashful. It is so easy to make him laugh and his little giggle makes my day.

We still can't sit up on our own but we are just days away from crawling. This month he started getting up on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth like he wants to go somewhere. There have been a few times he has picked up his knees but he hasn't quite figured it out yet. Every time he does that, the camera gets whipped out and I'm ready to catch the moment. I guess we will master the whole sitting up thing later.

He has also started playing with his toys now. It is fun to watch him discover new things about each of them. His favorite is Mortimer the Moose.

Some highlights from this month include meeting our new best friend Tate,

Playing in our very first snow,

and celebrating Daddy's 33rd Birthday.

The 6th month was full of holidays, celebration and new tricks. Harlan is growing so quickly and it makes my heart so happy and so sad all at the same time. We love you HL! 

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