Thursday, January 26, 2017

Happy half birthday to MIKEY!!!

Seriously in shock.  How is it already January.  And SIX months (and one week - oops, mom is behind!) ago was when we were welcoming you into this world sweet boy.  A whole half a year.  It's nuts how time flies, but you are the best most snuggly little guy and we are loving our days with you.  You are changing and growing and learning new skills before our eyes!!!

Length: 27.5 in (84%)
Weight: 17lbs 12oz (54%) 
Head: 17.5 in (81%)

  • SITTING UP!!  You are still working on your core strength, but for sure are sitting.  You keep getting better and better by the day and I'm praying that once you learn to sit really good - you don't turn around and start crawling/moving.  I'm not ready for that.
  • You do continue to roll all over the place and here and there, so while you're not on the move officially - we do have to watch you carefully when you're on the floor because you end up across the room if we walk away!
  • Still sleep in the dock a tot in your crib.  Not sure when I'll take you out of that - probably need to think about it - you are rolling over to sleep on your tummy at Ms Marie's house and love that, but are quite content at night and naps at home in there.
  • Size 2 diapers still but getting ready to move to size 3, they are getting a little tight.
  • mostly in 6 month clothes, but wearing 9 month PJs (so long!) and some pants because I don't do laundry as often as I should.
  • Your little cooing is awesome.
  • You're still loving days with Ms Marie and all the girls and still taking 6-7 ounces in a bottle three times a day, which is nuts.  I'm still pumping 3 x a day at work to keep up with you, kid!
  • Love your highchair and FOOD.  We have made our way through all the veggies and you love them mixed with a little bit of breastmilk for sure.  We moved on to fruits and you are so funny and like squint your face up because they are so sweet.  But you love pears.  
  • Took your first bath in the big kid tub with your siblings on Christmas night (you hung in the bumbo and did great!).  We will see when we start doing that regularly!

Things you like:
  • Milk, milk and more milk.  Give you breastmilk from the boob, bottle, mixed in with food and you are happy.
  • Bouncing and playing with your siblings.  It's probably the most adorable thing because Maddie likes to sit down and "teach" you things when you're in the bouncer in the morning.
  • Being tickled - it's the BEST.  And hearing you laugh is just amazing
  • Like to still be carried and now you're solid on my hip!
  • Snuggles.  Oh man, you're a snuggler and I love it.
Things you don't like:
  • when Maddie high pitch screams - which is WAY too much.  We all feel that way sweet boy!

Special memories:
  • Your first Christmas!!!  So many fun things happened then.  First Christmas Eve candlelight service too.  Love having you as a part of all of this special time of year.

  • Your first New Year.  We are officially out of your birth year and you spent NYE with Nana and Papa!!  First time they watched you overnight and it was a success!!
  • You also attended your first NYE party (at noon) and were quite the helper when mom was manning the bowling lanes!
  • Also made your second trip to urgent care/after hours ---- for nothing.  Yep, the first time you went it was because of "something" on your head that mom couldn't shake and it was nothing.  This time, you did legit have a cough for two weeks, but took you in and they said you were all good - so I'm hoping your healthiness continues (please!!)
  • You survived the first KC "ice storm" haha - aka nothing happened but we had a fun weekend inside!
  • First time the KC Chiefs let you down - I'm sure if you're a sports fan like your dad, it unfortunately will not be your last
  • You also went the church nursery for the first time and did GREAT!

A note to our sweet boy:

Six months have literally flown by.  We couldn't be more smitten with you.  Your laugh and smile are infectious and when you're happy, everyone at our house is happy.  And when you're sad, everyone is usually so concerned as to why you are sad we all are sad too!!!  You are learning so much and I know you'll be on the move in no time, so I want time to slow down.  But at the same time, you have such a fun personality, it's going to be awesome to see you start interacting and communicating with us more in the next few months.  It's crazy to think in just six more months you will be ONE.  AHHHH.  Don't even talk about that.

You continue to just be so wonderful and funny and handsome and adorable and keep it up!!

Your mom (and dad)


Just for fun - here is Charlie and Maddie's five month side by side picture.

Looks at all three of my cuties!!!!!!!

Some fun from the last month:

Bath time selfie with mom - I'm not ready to give up our solo bath time so you can play with Charlie and Maddie - it's my favorite and so calming to me at night!

Pulling Santa's beard!

Workout selfie with mom on Christmas day during nap time

Haha love this Chiefs outfit!

Mom survived a quick day trip to Chicago for work and back home with you hooligans

SITTING!!  Such a big big boy!  Can't wait for next month!


  1. Ahhh Brittany, he is just so cute!! I cannot believe he is 6 months old already! I swear I'm blinking and years are flying by me, ugh. I cannot believe how much milk he drinks! Go you for keeping up with that! That's so sweet he's a snuggler, that was Avery too, and still is!

  2. What a doll! Isn't it just crazy how fast it all goes?? He sure looks like a happy baby! Our third was our cuddliest and I think God knew I just needed that!

  3. He is too cute! I love that he's a snuggler - Maci is too and I'm going to be so sad once she's out of that phase. And 6-7 oz bottles! What an amazing eater! Maci barely gets down 4 oz bottles sometimes! Happy half birthday Mikey!