Wednesday, May 1, 2013

1/2 year birthday!

I can't believe that Shepherd is officially closer to his 1 year birthday than the day he was born.
He's getting SO big SO fast!

I completely missed his 5 month stats. whoops. 

 It's hard to believe how much he has changed in the passed 2 months!  

Here are his 6 month stats:
He weighs 18lbs 4 oz.
He measured 28 inches long. 
(Although, at his 4 month check he measured 28.5 inches. Not sure where the error lies. We will measure ourselves and see what we get.)
He is in size 4 diapers and wears 12 month clothes.
He nurses every 4 hours and has started eating cereal, green beans, peas, prunes, sweet potatoes and squash. He loves ALL foods!

He has started sleeping a little bit better. 
He usually goes to bed around 8-8:30 and will sleep until sometime in the 5 o'clock hour. BIG IMPROVEMENT! I will take it! 
Sometimes, he even nurses and then falls back asleep for a couple hours.

Shep's personality is really beginning to shine! 
He is very social! When someone walks into the room, he will "eh! eh! eh!" at you until you acknowledge him. Once he has your attention, he will give you the biggest grin! It's precious, really.

He is very driven. 
He has started crawling and is EVERYWHERE! It is a fun new stage for us. He seems so much more content now that he can get where is wants to go- which is causing Sister to have to start learning what "sharing" really means. 
Speaking of Sis, she has always taken the "hands-off" approach to Shepherd Man. She isn't too fond of anything that is unpredictable. And "unpredictable" defines Shep perfectly. However, she has taken a new liking to this sweet boy. It's actually pretty hard not to. :) They play together really well as long as he gets his way! 

He says "da da da da da". 
Wes has been working on this with him since birth so it's no wonder it is his first "word". :) I bet Wes is rethinking all that practice when Shep wakes up in the wee hours of the morning and calls for "da da da".  Kidding! 

He has started reaching for people -especially, Mama, Dada, and Sister's HAIR! 

He loves his walker. We now have hardwood floors so he can scoot all over the place!

We love each moment with you, Shepherd! You are a sweet blessing!

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