Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy 6 Months Mateo

Happy 6 Months Little Buddy! You are growing WAY too fast. We all know this is what happens, so I am really trying to enjoy each and every day.

Here is what you are up to these days....

* Everyone that is around you for any amount of time, comments on how laid back and happy you are. I guess that is part of being the second child. Your teachers at school are always bragging that you NEVER cry and you don't mind not being held.

*You will flash a smile at anyone if they will just talk to you and give you a little attention. Strangers love to talk to babies, so I guess you give them something to talk about.

*You are quiet a flirt at times. When a someone talks to you, you will flash a smile and then bury your face in my shoulder. (The old ladies love it!)

*You are the best sleeper. We are lucky if you will stay up until 6:30pm. Once we lay you down, that's it. We never have to return to give you back your pacifier or anything because once you spit it out, you are done with it. You are my little alarm clock in the mornings. I hear you playing around 5:45 to 6am. You never cry out though for me to come get you, I get your bottle ready and then come get you up. This early morning time is "our time" and I LOVE it!!

*You are working on sitting up on your own. You can do it, but once you realize that you are sitting up on your own, you will flash a smile, stiffen up, and topple over.

*You were introduced to all baby foods, and then I cut you off since I decided that you were allergic to something and that was what was causing all of your skin issues. However, after visiting the dr. today, Mommy was wrong. You will be getting your foods again and I know you are excited about that.
*There is no doubt that you love Tatum to death (and she loves you too)! She loves to give you hugs and kisses in the mornings when we drop you off at your room, and you smile and giggle everyday when she does it.

*We hear that you look like Mommy sometimes and Daddy other times. I don't know which one is more true, but there is no doubt that Tatum is your sister. You guys have the same eyes, nose, and smile. I love it!

*I am thinking that you will be a blonde, but the verdict is still out on that. I know your hair is much lighter than Tatum's, but I dont know if you where you fall other than that.

*You NEVER cry. I didn't really think much about this until a couple of weeks ago. You don't cry in the mornings, you don't cry when we put you to bed at night, you just don't cry. You will give a whine when you are hungry, sleepy, wet, or dirty, but we know when that happens, you need something and will try to take care of it then.

*You are on a great schedule and have been for several months. You eat at 6am, 10am, 2pm, and 6pm. You only have food with the 10am and 2pm feedings right now.
*You are wearing 3-6 month clothing and some 6-9/6-12 month clothing as well. You are in a size 2 diaper and I haven't worried with the shoes. You go for your 6 month appt on Thursday so I don't have your latest stats, but you did weigh right at 16 pounds last Monday with your clothes on.

*You never cease to amaze me with what a happy baby you are. Just today I took you to see the allergist. After a long talk with the dr., we agreed to test your for several food allergies along with a few other things...12 in all. The dr and his nurse warned me SEVERAL times that you would definitely cry (very loud) and it would take about 3-5 minutes for the dr. to be done. I was prepared, and the dr. started. Instead of crying each time he poked your back, you smiled, coo'ed, and giggled with the nurse that was behind me. When the dr. got to the 8th or 9th poke, you started to give a concerned look, and you finally cried out on the last 3 pokes. However, as soon as he was done, you were back to all smiles. The dr. said he had never seen a baby as young as you do so well. You even giggled while he was looking up your nose. He even laughed out at your happiness about everything that was going on.

*You LOVE bathtime. We tried everything when you were younger from bathing you in the kitchen sink, in the little baby tub, giving you a bath in the big tub with Tatum, etc and you hated it all. I finally tried giving you a bath in the regular tub and by yourself and you LOVED it! You kick, splash, try to drink the water, etc. until I take you out. I guess it is good that you love your bathtime so much since the dr. gave orders today to give you a bath daily and let you soak a minimum of 15 minutes each time.

*YOu have come a LONG way from the days of hating your carseat, swing, bouncer, or anything else! You really had me worried when you were tiny. I guess that was God's way of reminding me that I need to be thankful for how great and easy you and Tatum make it for Antonio and me.
*I never knew if I would ever be able to love another child as much as I loved Tatum, but you sure shocked me. You are my little buddy and you have made our family full of joy and happiness.


The Duff Family said...

Great update!!! You are such a good blogger. Mateo is growing so fast. Glad to hear he is such a happy baby. Mary is, too. She is all smiles in the morning and doesn't get upset at bedtime. Maybe it is an "M" thing.

Precious Moments said...

I love this post. I like the picture of you two...I have ALWAYS wondered if you truly can love your second child as much as your first. YOu answered it for me :) I look forward to number two!