Happy 1/2 Birthday Chazz!

Wow. My Little Man is 6 months already! The big .5! And my, how you have grown:

Chazz,
Six months ago, I was holding a beautiful stranger. Your sweet dark eyes looked only to me. Now I’m lucky if you’ll hold still long enough to see your cute face! And you are no longer a stranger. You have a budding little personality, all your own! You are talkative and sweet. Keen and adventurous. There’s no fooling you! You are a momma’s boy through and through and love to snuggle. You often bury your face in my chest and giggle, which is the cutest thing ever!


But you always have time to be one of the guys and sit in your Bumbo seat watching Daddy intently. You save your biggest smiles for your him. I love the heart to heart conversations you have with him. Your little face has so much emotion and expression! And sometimes, he’s the only one who can get you to nap!


Everwhere we go, someone mentions how happy, sweet, or handsome you are. And I beam with pride! You have your Daddy’s big heart, and Mommy’s looks. My tan sweetheart with those dark curls.

You did wonderful at your appointment. On the way, you surprised me with a new sound. “Dadadada” all the way there! You smiled at Dr. Gill and showed off all of your skills for the nurse. You only cried for 4-5 seconds after your shots, but I squeeked Mr. Elephant and all was right and good in the world! You are getting smarter by the day! And oh-so-tough. You roll and spin and inch to get around. You push your tummy up off of the ground, sometimes even to your toes like a push up! You seem to learn something new everyday to surprise us with. You’re growing up too fast for mom! Cut it out, already!

Happy 1/2 Birthday, Monkey-Man!

All my love,
Mom

~~6 Month Stats~~

Weight:- 14.5 lbs
Length:- 26 inches
Diaper size: 3
Clothing size: 6 Months
Sleeping: More time in my bed than his!
Eating: Besides BM, he has tried rice and oatmeal, sweet potatoes, squash, applesauce, bananas, avacado, prunes, peas, mango, carrots, pear, and watered down prune juice.
Fave toy: Monkey Ball
Fave thing to do: Deep belly laughs 🙂
Latest milestones: Creeping, rolling, socializing, pulling up
Babbling: I heard a couple DaDaDaDa’s today! -5/12
Newest item/toy: The Sippy
Tooth Count: zero- still waiting!
I look forward to: Crawling. I think. And some “Mamama’s”
Fave Pic:


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Just Doing My Breast. Uhm, Best.

Oh My Gah! I did it! I’ve nursed my Little Man for 6 months.

6 MONTHS!

I endured the pain. The latching shannanigans. The pinching and scratching! I really didn’t think I was going to last this long. And I can’t help but be proud. And blessed! It’s hard, and I did it.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not all high and mighty about BFing. I can’t stand the BM vs formula debate. Sure, there are endless benefits to BFing. But it’s not for everyone. Feed your baby. Love your baby. Teach your baby. Do that, and your an awesome mom in my book.

And today, I feel like a pretty awesome momma!

Now, I have to throw in my disclaimer: He wasn’t exclusively breastfed. He’s had formula at 3 different points in his life. The first, he had neonatal low blood sugar at birth, and somewhere along the way, I agreed to give him formula and glucose mixed together. Pfft. This one shouldn’t count, because a) Its medical. And b) The nurse druged me. No, really! But that’s a different post 😉 Anyway. The second was about 6 weeks in. Looking back, it was probably in part due to mild PPD. There were times I just didn’t want to feed him. As weird as that sounds, I can’t really explain it. I also hated nusing in public or around people… And people were always around! So there was a 3 week period where he had a bottle of formula every couple of days. Then I figured out how to work a pump 🙂 The third, was when a day trip to a nearby town for a concert turned into an all nighter when we got to hang out with the band’s singer. Notbraggingatall. When the freezer stash ran out, My Mommy gave him some formula. All in the name of rock n’ roll, haha!

Other than that, he’s strictly on the boob juice. 🙂

All in all, I’ve made it this far, and I’m happy! But now I’m kinda stuck. I had originally planned on weaning at this point. Now I’m not so sure that I want to. Formula is quite spendy, and with Roman being layed off, right now it’s not really an option. On top of that, I kinda like nursing my baby He’s super snuggly! And cleaning bottles constantly is a pain compared to just popping him in position.

I have a couple things on my mind though. Because you know the first thing everyone is going to ask! They’ll all want to know “How long?” And what about my supply? Does it grow with him? No nurse ever tells you about the second six months! Do I need to know anything about long term BFing?? Ahhh, I almost feel like a begginer all over again!

Truth is, I don’t know a single answer. Yet. But I’m still excited!!! Cause I did it! Haha, and maybe the rest is just going to have to be up to Chazz!

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Big Boy Means Big Toys

Chazz is growing up way too fast for this momma’s liking. His 6 month birthday is right around the corner and I’m in denial. I’m stunned! What happened to my baby?! I never gave him permission to grow up. That oh-so-precious first year is almost half way over… I wish I could slow down time, just to enjoy as it as much as I possibly can. Or rewind and live it again.

Life is a-changin’!
I used to worry if he was getting enough milk. What his cries meant. If his poop was too green!
Now I’m packing away 3-6 outfits.
All of his new toys are 6m+.
I bought The Sippy and about a dozen different feeding contraptions. He even feeds himself bananas in his new mesh feeder.

He’s pushing up and scooting.

He’s holding himself up and tripoding.

And he’s taking to his first sippy like a champ!


As hard as it is to take in, it’s exciting to witness all of those connections being made, the lightbulbs, all of the firsts. And it seems that he has a new one to suprise us with every day!

I just know I’ll be cherishing these next six months, they can go by so fast.

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