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Connor: Six Months Old

2014 May 7
by mrs. ronso

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Dear Connor

Oh my!  It can’t already be your half birthday?  I guess it is only fitting that the days are flying by since you came into the world in such a hurry.  Slow down my sweet boy!  You are my last baby (knocking on all the wood) and I want to soak in all the baby sweetness that I can.  There is nothing better than snuggling you while you nap.  It is one of my very favorites.  I hope you still want to cuddle me for a long time.

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Just like last month, things have been very busy.  There has finally been a bit of sunshine and we have taken some walks and gone to the park.  We went to watch your sister march in the Jr. Daffodil Parade with her school.  You characteristically had a giant poop and then slept.   But you were ever so cute!

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You officially became a child of God on Palm Sunday, April 13th.  Christy and Carl Field were your sponsors and you were baptized at Peace Lutheran Church by Pastor Linda Nou.  Pastor Linda married your Daddy and I so that was a nice special touch.  Grandma and Grandpa, Great Grandpa Norman, Great Grandma Phyllis, and Great Aunt Karen all helped celebrate your baptism.  The following Sunday was your first Easter and you looked ever so cute in your seersucker suit!

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There is a bit more hair sprouting on your head, although still very sparse.  Your eyes are still a lovely shade of brown and we can’t really tell who you look like.  There is a lot of Mommy in you but a few glimpses of Daddy this time too. You are in size 3 diapers and mostly all 9 month clothes!  At baby group yesterday you weighed 18 lbs and 15 oz — such a big, sturdy boy!  Mommy is getting strong from lifting you all day.  You are still nursing about every 2 hours during the day and things are going well.  You don’t really like to nurse when we go out and about, but thankfully you usually just wait until we are home to eat again without too much fussing.

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Sleep and routine still seem to escape you.  Things were going okay and you were going to bed around 10:30 ish, waking up to eat around 3 or 4, and then sleeping again until 7 or so.  But something happened and now you are up frequently just to fuss, and eating one, two or even three (agh!) times per night.  This is not a good development but we hope it means you are teething and you will go back to sleeping in longer chunks once that pesky tooth finally pokes through.  Please!  Along those same lines, you don’t really have a routine.  Each day is a little different and you don’t seem to have a preferred nap time, eating times or anything.  You aren’t particularly fussy about it, but I would really appreciate if we could find some sort of rhythm.  Maybe soon.  And, it helps that you are super cute!

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Developmentally, you are chugging right along.  You started sitting up by yourself this month!  Still rather wobbly so we surround you with pillows but you are doing it.  You can also move things from one hand to another, reach out to grab something or pick up a toy, and pick up your binky and put it in your mouth.  What a smart boy!  You love to watch your sister and she can always get you to laugh and smile.  You are always on the lookout for her and smile whenever you finally see her.

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We ended the month with a trip to the happiest place on earth — Disneyland!  Despite temps in the high 90s, you were a trooper and were a great traveller.  You were quiet on the plane, happily switched between the ergo and your stroller, loved watching all the excitement and even went on a few rides!  Dumbo and Peter Pan were two that you “enjoyed.”  I promise we will go back again when you are old enough to enjoy it for yourself.  On this trip you also went on your first swim in the pool, and saw the pacific ocean.

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You are *almost* perfect (points marked off for sleeping issues!) and we are so blessed to have you in our family.  These next 6 months are going to go by so fast and I am so excited to watch you grow and change before our eyes.  We love you!

Happy Six Month Birthday Connor David!

XOXO,

Mommy

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