Sunday, February 16, 2014

connor: 5 & 6 months

this cutie is nearly 7 months (what?!) and i still haven't posted his 5 month update. and while i know most people don't notice or care (besides maybe kari :), these update are the only way i can remember what my kids did and when! so in an effort to actually post this, i am forgoing his 6 month pictures (to be fair, these pictures were taken at 5.5 months!). 
people often comment that connor just seems to be good natured, and it is true. he is a sweet and content little guy and everyone in our family is smitten with him. he doesn't cry often, but when he does, wow! he can escalate his cry in no time and it seriously sounds like something is desperately wrong with him. but the second you pick him up, he is good again.
at 5 months he popped his first tooth and by 6 months the second one had arrived (both bottom teeth). teething has definitely rocked his world a bit (especially that 2nd tooth). neither logan or emma were affected too much by teething, so this is a new thing for us.
as a result of teething, he loves to chew on things. he has started to play with toys and any toy we give him is instantly in his mouth (he really loves sophie the giraffe). he also loves his lovey! 
he'll even chew on paper if given the chance! ha!
he loves people. especially faces. i love the way he reaches his little hands up and grabs my face. and he will smile at pretty much anyone who will talk to him.
he loves books. his favorites are a baby einstein "mirror me" book and "brown bear."
his eyes are still blue and beautiful. we keep hoping they'll stay. 
he's been working on sitting up
which doesn't always end well for him
he's seemed interested in our food at meal times, so we decided to try and give him a rice cracker. he immediately grabbed it out of dave's hand, but then wasn't quite sure if he liked it or not. 
he loves sticking his tongue out and blowing raspberries. it's adorable! logan and emma like to do it now too. it's a lot less cute coming from a 4 and 2 year old!
he always manages to get his socks off. they seem to be anywhere except on his feet (often in his mouth). 
he is never short on love when emma is around. surprisingly she has never tried to pick him up, and for that i am very grateful.
connor happened to fall asleep on me at church (heaven!) and one of the sister missionaries grabbed my phone and said i needed a picture of it. i'm so glad she did!
i love to hear him babbling. and dave can get the best belly laughs out of him (it has been the same with all of our kids).
he is already showing way too much interest in screens (tv, iPad, phone). none of my kids have ever been this interested (as in, turning his head or stretching his neck to see something) and i am worried! if he already likes it this much now, what in the world is he going to be like when he gets older. yikes!
connor takes naps and 9am and 1pm. these times happen to coincide exactly with logan's preschool drop-off and pick-up time and so connor will often fall asleep while we're driving and when we get home i will just leave him in his carseat to take the rest of his nap. it never occurred to me that this could be a problem, but now he has gotten so used to napping in his carseat that he does not want to nap in his bed (nighttime he is fine to sleep in his bed). so he takes all his naps in his carseat! yes, i actually put his down for naps in his carseat, even if we aren't going anywhere. and he sleeps great! eventually he will be too big for his carseat and i will have to get him to nap in his bed, but for the time being, i am just grateful he naps!!
6 month stats
14 pounds 5.5 ounces - 5th percentile 
(the exact same weight as emma at 6 months and exactly 2 pounds less than logan!)
25.5 inches - 10th percentile
43 cm - 25th percentile

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