Friday, September 12

Happy Half Birthday!

Happy half birthday to a happy boy! Andrew is six months old... I can't believe it. It seems like just a couple of months ago that we brought this little guy home, but at the same time it feels as if he's always been a part of our family. To me, the first six months of a baby's life are the most demanding for the mom but then it just gets better and better. Their little personalities emerge more and more every day, and (for my kids at least) they become little cuddlebugs.

I am so excited to be Drew's mom and watch him grow. It astounds me that I will watch him go to school, get baptized, go on a mission, and have a family of his own someday. There is just something different about girls and boys when I think that my little boy will one day be a MAN. It is a big job to think of the part I play as his mother to do all I can so that will become the man he should be.

At six months old, Andrew:
  • is on a great schedule... eats every 3 hours during the day and sleeps nearly 12 hours at night
  • loves oatmeal and rice cereal
  • has tried applesauce and carrots, but isn't too sure about it yet
  • giggles when Sarah plays with him
  • lights up when Daddy comes home
  • loves to cuddle with Mommy after eating
  • sits up on his own
  • rolls around the whole room to get toys
  • doesn't like to be left alone in a room (unless he's going to bed)
  • quickly falls asleep when put in his crib
  • loves to have something in his hands to explore
  • is happiest first thing in the morning after being fed
  • nicely puts up with a lot of slightly rough play from his older sisters
  • has a very sweet smile that lights up our days


Jennie's bunch said...

Happy 1/2 birthday Drew!! I love your smiles!! I can't get enough of them!! Thanks for sharing them when this crazy lady comes and says "hi" to you!!

Boy this time has gone by fast!!!

suds2004 said...

Everytime I see little Drew I get excited to have another boy. He is so cute seriously I would like this little baby boy right now! So I searched for you on facebook and I couldn't find you. Tyler has a facebook page. You'll have to let me know how to find you. Come to Iowa and if you do we must get together!

Eric and Jenny said...

He does have such a sweet smile, it could just make your day! Happy half birthday to him, he seems like such an easygoing little guy. I can't beleive he is already six months old, it goes so fast.

Shaun - Jillian said...

Happy Birthday to Drew. I love the picture you have of him. I love his darling smile and his cute cheeks with his killer dimples. He sounds like he is such a great baby too!

Ash, Dev, and Hunter said...

I really can't believe he is 6 months! He is so cute! Happy half birthday Drew!

Jon and Melissa said...

What a stud. Can't believe he is already 6 mo. I love that you got you little boy!

Kimberly said...

I am impressed he goes to sleep on his own in his crib. I didn't get that with any of my kids.


Andrew is such a good cutie I love to watch him at church bc he is so good

geeno said...

are you trying to rub it in that he falls asleep on his own? i am jealous, but on the other hand i love the last evening cuddle session i get with bel.