owen, you are 6 months old! this photo is you in a nutshell. when we sit or stand you up, you’re always looking down to try to see things. :)
stats | probably 18lbs, 28″
eat | five 7-oz bottles a day (went from every 4 hours to every 3 hours again), plus any bits of table food I give him. this kid’s favorite food is eggs! he sits on my lap and I feed him my leftover breakfast a few times a week. the other night we were at Burger Lounge and I started feeding him some leftover ground beef from Jack’s hamburger. he loved it so much that TWICE he turned around and gave me the biggest, widest grin. (that’s really, really uncharacteristic of him – he’s not a big smiler, especially when unprovoked. I’m still in shock that it happened at all!) we’re working on helping him learn to sit up so that he can eat real food on a regular basis. he isn’t a fan of purees, but seems to do really well with regular food.
sleep | it took a few nights but I weaned him off the binky a couple of weeks ago. he is sleeping through the night again, hooray! he doesn’t wake up screaming five or six times a night because his pacifier has fallen out. he isn’t a great napper — well, he isn’t a long napper, I should say. He will nap for about an hour, four times a day. but he’s easy, because I just lay him down in his crib and he falls right asleep.
play | we are working on teaching him to sit up, but he doesn’t really express an interest in it yet. he loves his play gym, ceiling fans, being tossed in the air, snuggling, rattles, bright contrasty colors, his stuffed fox Freddy, and books. if it’s nap time and we are out, he will fall asleep on my chest in the ergo baby carrier. he is generally a really easy-going baby, and only really cries if he’s hungry or we are outside. he’s such a pleasant little guy and though it takes a lot of work to get him to smile, it brings a lot of joy when he does!