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Owen’s Monthly Update, Month 6

So, I’m about 3 weeks behind on this (sigh…), but Owen turned 6 months old on Sept. 30th, and I wanted to be sure to document his milestones before I forget.

First, here’s his 6-month photo:

My little nugget, halfway to his first birthday already!

And here’s what he was up to last month:

  • Vital stats: 16 lb, 11 oz; 27.6″ long. Wearing 9-month clothes.
  • Likes: Lucy is still Owen’s favorite thing ever! He also likes bath time in his inflatable rubber-ducky tub, playing with his stacking rings and music center, and yanking mama’s hair (ouch).
  • Dislikes: His car seat, all forms of baby food except for bananas, not being able to crawl.
  • Accomplishments: Getting into a crawling position, cutting two teeth, and starting solid food (alas, he is not a fan of this).
  • Challenges: Teething–need I say more?!

Despite his struggles with teething, Owen is such a sweet, happy, funny, and healthy boy, and we are so thankful for him!

Owen’s Monthly Update, Month 5

My happy baby is five months old already. I can hardly believe it! He’s getting so big:

Sitting up on his own!

And now for the update…

  • Vital stats: 16 lb, 6 oz; 27″ long. Wearing mostly 6-month clothes and some 9-month clothes.
  • Likes: LUCY! Owen is fascinated by her and screeches with glee every time he sees her. :D He also likes bath time, singing at church, bouncing in the jumperoo, playing with his toys, and “roughhousing” with daddy.
  • Dislikes: Loud noises, being in the car, and lying down (he ONLY wants to sit up these days).
  • Accomplishments: Sitting up unassisted! He can now sit for several minutes at a time and reach for toys, then put them in his mouth. It’s so neat to watch.
  • Challenges: We’re still struggling with short naps, and Owen is also getting more distracted at meal time so it’s hard to get him to eat more than an ounce or two at a time. We are looking forward to starting solid foods in just a few weeks!

Robby and I are so blessed to be Owen’s parents. We can’t get enough of that sweet baby!

Owen’s Monthly Update, Month 4

Well, I’m a few weeks late on this, but Owen recently had his fourth “month-day”! This past month has been my favorite so far. He’s just such a fun, happy baby, and he’s learning and growing so much!

My sweet, charming, handsome boy!

And now for the update…

  • Vital stats: 15 lb, 3 oz; 26″ long. Wearing 6 month clothes (and some 9-month sleepers and onesies–he has a crazy-long torso!).
  • Likes: Baths, giggling, singing at church, watching Lucy and laughing at her antics (soooo cute), talking to mommy and daddy, grabbing EVERYTHING and putting it all in his mouth, going for walks, being held in the Ergo, and rubbing his fingers over things to feel textures. And he’s finally started to like tummy time now that he can hold himself up for longer stretches of time!
  • Dislikes: Loud noises (he screams in terror, poor baby), being hungry, his car seat, and vaccinations (those 4-month shots were brutal).
  • Accomplishments: Long belly laughs, pushing objects off the table, rolling over both ways, and sleeping through the night somewhat consistently!
  • Challenges: Owen is a horrible napper. :( He typically only takes 2 (sometimes 3) 20-30 minute naps during the day, which makes it hard to get things done during the day, especially since he doesn’t like to be put down for more than a few minutes at a time. I need to remind myself everyday that spending time with my him is more important than getting the laundry done or the floor swept!

I can’t believe how big my baby is getting. Time is flying way too quickly!

Owen’s Monthly Update, Month 3

Wow, I can hardly believe my little guy is 25% of the way to his first birthday! Time goes way too fast. :( The fact that he gets more and more adorable every day helps, though. See what I mean?

Such a big boy!

And now for the update…

  • Vital stats: 14 lb, 6 oz; 24.5″ long. Wearing 3-6 month clothes.
  • Likes: Baths, eating, singing, talking to mommy and daddy, grabbing toys, chewing his hands, playing peekaboo.
  • Dislikes: Tummy time, being hungry, pacifiers. Owen has also decided he’s no longer a fan of his activity mat for some reason, unfortunately.
  • Accomplishments: Giggling (soooo cute!), drooling, grabbing toys and putting them in his mouth. Owen is *this close* to rolling from back to front, too! He pulls up his legs and turns on to his side almost every time we put him down on his back.
  • Challenges: Nighttime sleep is a challenge…we can’t swaddle Owen anymore because he’s too strong and too close to rolling over, so he wakes himself up at least 3 times per night. I know it will get better soon, though!

We are so blessed to be Owen’s parents. We love our happy baby!

Owen’s Monthly Update, Month 2

Owen is actually creeping up on 3 months, but I haven’t had a chance to post his 2-month update until now! Here’s our little nugget on his second “month-day”:

Fist bump! ;)

And now for the update…

  • Vital stats: 12 lb, 13 oz; 24.1″ long (these measurements are actually from his 2-month checkup at 2 months, 1 week old). Most of his 0-3 month clothes are getting too short! Our tall baby is wearing some 3-6 month outfits already.
  • Likes: Baths, eating, smiling and “talking,” playing with the hanging toys on his activity mat, going for walks in the stroller
  • Dislikes: Tummy time, wet diapers, being hungry, shots (poor baby had 3 of them at his checkup)
  • Accomplishments: Responsive smiling, screeching and gurgling, blowing bubbles, doing “push-ups,” batting at toys, sleeping through the night (but only one time around 7 weeks old, and he hasn’t done it again since!)
  • Challenges: Owen’s acid reflux is much better, but he now has a minor case of eczema, which we are treating with tons of oatmeal lotion.

We are in love with our happy, healthy, and sweet little guy!