We had your six month wellness visit today, little man! Everything went great. You are getting so big...you now weight 18 lbs (70th percentile) and you are 27 1/2 inches long (80th percentile). What a big strong boy you are becoming! You were also very brave for your shots today only crying a little bit and making Mommy look like a liar, after I told the nurse you would scream bloody murder. Ha! And you have moved up to Size 3 Diapers! SLooooow down that growing! We can hardly keep up!
This past month we've watched your independence grow as you explore your surroundings. It's normal to see you examining a toy and turning it every which way before mouthing it to "learn" some more about it. And you've discovered the Jumperoo this month! Mommy and Daddy borrowed one from a friend and for the first few times in it, you weren't sure. Then on the fourth time you bounced once. Twice. Three times. Then like a dog going crazy over a bone, you were flinging your body left and right and up and down and bouncing like a crazy baby! It was hilarious to watch! You have no idea the pure that Mommy and Daddy felt watching you, so insanely happy as you bounced.
You eat so much more now, and enjoy it immensely (a boy after our own heart! ha!). Mommy has loosely adapted a version of something called Baby Led Weaning, when it comes to your eating. And now you are eating like a champ! You have tried (and loved) pancakes, bananas, waffles, green beans and toast. You've also tried (and didn't immediately love but are already getting used to) grown-up oatmeal and carrots. And today we will try watermelon!
You've entered into a bit of a clingy stage, Hunter. If you are crabby or just not feeling well, and Mommy leaves the room, you frantically search for me with your eyes and start whining and holding your arms out after me. It's no offense to whoever is in the room with you, whether it be your Nana or Grammie or sometimes even Daddy, you are just very much your Mama's boy!
Mommy went back to work this month, Hunter, and while it's been a good thing I also can't help but miss you terribly while I'm away from you. By the time Mommy is home from work it is your bedtime so after putting you to sleep, I find myself staring at you in the dark. Touching your smooth cheek. Telling you over and over how much I love you. I've only cried about three times this week (my second week) so, not terrible I guess! I know it will get "easier" but I will not miss you any less, little man. And then Mommy feels guilty becuz she knows that Daddy sees you even less I know I'm lucky! And Daddy knows he is lucky too. He rushes home from work each day to kiss your round cheek, cradle you like a football in his arms, and sing to you (usually Benny and the Jets...so we can someday tell you how your Pop-Pop used to sing it) before bed. He loves you with all his heart and soul.
I just can't seem to fully explain how all encompassing your parents love is for you. I know that when I simply stare at you, my eyes often fill with thankful, unbelieving, and oh-so-happy tears. I can't help it. Daddy and I both constantly tell you, out loud, how much we love you and appreciate you and can not imagine any part of our lives without you in it.
Thank you for being our son, Hunter!
Love you Always and Forever,
Mommy and DaddyP.S. This is one of the reasons we love you so much...you are SO silly! Mommy was pretending to spit on you (you love that noise for some reason, don't ask) and you giggled your little heart out. When Mommy emailed this video to your G-Pa, who was on a work trip, he said he laughed so hard in his room that he was positive the whole hotel heard him!