Happy 6 Month Birthday to Miles!

Yesterday, my little ball of preciousness turned 6 months old.  Before I had my own child I never took it seriously when other parents would comment on the  ridiculous speed at which their kids grew up.  Now I understand what they were talking about.  Not only can I not believe that I have a 6 month old child, but I am also constantly amazed by how much he changes, matures, and grows every day.

Here is a small list of his progress:

  • Sleeping (mostly) through the night.  Miles sleeps anywhere between 4-8 hours at a time.  He doesn't always sleep all the way through the night, but I can pretty much guarantee that he will not wake up more than once per night for a feeding.
  • Playing and Laughing.  Miles loves being silly and laughing.  His little giggles are the cutest.  Last week my husband and I put him in the swings for the first time and he laughed his little head off!  It was the cutest thing ever.  (Check out my Flickr page to view videos).
  • Reading.  Miles is a Dr. Seuss fanatic.  He loves any Dr. Seuss book he can get his chubby little hands on, but his favorites are Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss ABCs.
  • Eating.  2 Weeks ago we started feeding Miles a little bit of rice  cereal each day.  He attacks the spoon with such intensity.  He clearly has no problem taking to solid food.  LOL!
  • Rolling Over.  Miles loves rolling all over the place.  He started rolling over at around 3 months and he keeps getting better at it.  He has so much fun, but it definitely creates more work for mom.  I can't take my eyes off of him for more than a few seconds because he always manages to roll himself into places he shouldn't be.
  • Sitting Up.  Miles started sitting up just a few days ago.  He's still a little wobbly, but he can sit up without any assistance. When he first started sitting up, I think he was surprised with his progress because he would look surprised and then start laughing.
  • Solitary Playtime.  Although he prefers to be held, Miles is getting much better at playing on his own.  He can usually play for about 20 minutes completely on his own, but if I sit nearby, he can play for an hour.  He loves his Little Einsteins Baby Neptune Ocean Adventure Gym.  The dangling ocean creatures (especially the little octopus) really helped Miles learn how to grab.  Also, the music player attached to the gym plays classical songs that can entertain Miles for several minutes.
  • Strollers and Car Seats.  Anyone who knows us, or who follows my blog knows that Miles initially hated riding in his stroller or car seat.  Well, thankfully, he has finally gotten over this stage!  My back is certainly thankful.

When I look back at photos of Miles as a newborn, it makes me a little sad that he's already such a big boy.  But my husband and I are having so much fun with him.  We love him more and more everyday, and although it can be tiring at times, having my son has been the best experience of my life.  I can't wait to see what the next 6 months look like!