Guys, my baby is six months old. My little six pound fourteen ounce floppy can't even hold his head up for a half of a second is already a half of a year old. It's stunning to think that he's grown so much. For example..
|Wee little day old Thatcher..|
|To little six month old Thatcher!|
It just amazes me that he's the same little baby. Isn't is so cool how much they grow and learn in such a short time? Thatcher just amazes me. I was just telling Jeff the other day how he can make me feel so incredibly frustrated and so sublimely happy in the span of one day. It's astounding how he can be so stubborn and refuse to nurse because he's a half in off of his "groove" and then wake me up by playing with my hair as he smiles at me. The days are certainly long and the nights can be pretty short but I am just so grateful that our Heavenly Father trusted us with this handsome little babe. I'm so grateful for the knowledge that we can be with him forever and I'm grateful for how he makes our hearts grow and how he teaches us things every single day. So here's a look at Thatcher at six months!
(Forgive the pictures he was being quite squirmy today.. I think he's over the whole picture taken business!)
At six months Thatcher is:
I've really become so confident in my intuition in the last six months, too. I was so scared at first. Was he eating enough, was he healthy? And I was constantly weighing him and measuring his diapers. . it was insane. We've always been lovers of Dr. Sears, but in the last three months I've just come to accept that he's healthy, happy, and meeting milestones. He's a great baby and there's no need to worry so much about how he measures up. It's so nice to just trust myself and Jeff and to trust my body is doing everything it needs to in order to feed him and care for him.
And now, some more pictures from his impromptu six month photo shoot.
This is actually Thatcher helping me write this blog. Jeff thought it was funny that we both had our laptops. (I don't think it's funny that he took a picture of me fresh out of a nap with wet-ish hair but oh well!)
Okay, so this isn't his six month shoot, either. But I came across it and just cried a little. Six months, really?!
Hahaha, that squinty smile gets me every time!
He gets super proud when he can go from sitting up to on his belly with no bonks.
We just love you, Thatcher Ryan! I can't wait to see how fun the next six months are!