Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Atticus Turns 6 Months Old

Sept. 18, 2015

Our little boy turned six months old last week, and the milestones are slowly but surely being met.

Atticus is a growing boy just transitioning out of his six month clothes into nine months. He's content to watch with his wide blue eyes -- especially if he's in the Ergo carrier -- and quick to laugh. Not quite sitting up on his own, he's happy to sit in a high chair if he has some pillow props. And he loves to try new foods. Just Sunday night he eagerly ate a cut-up meatball. Corn, green beans, broccoli, banana: yum, yum, yum.

He's not particularly bothered by Edith's sometimes excessive attention, although he'll reach in and grab her hair once in a while. Favorite activities: drooling (we can easily go through three or four bibs a day) and chewing on whatever is at hand. He's happy in his activity center but can't stand to be on his back. He immediately rolls over to his stomach to sleep and play.

I'd say Atticus is an above average sleeper. He doesn't have extremely regular naps, but he makes up for it at night. He generally awakes no more than once in the wee hours, and sleeps through the night at least once every week or two -- enough to keep me from going crazy.

Atticus is the baby that I didn't know I needed: happy, content and eager to shower smiles when they are most needed. It's been a pleasure to watch him explore and grow, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

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