Cohen is six months old! Can you believe that? And as you can tell he is a total ham - making faces to make us all laugh, egged on by his brother of course! He is sitting up, laughing at Cole, doing tricks with his paci, and generally entertaining us all (when he can steal the spotlight from Cole that is).
This has easily been the fastest six months of my life. I am still reeling over the loss of Kaci and thinking all day every day about Ryan, the kids, her parents and siblings. But while there has been heartache, there has also been growth. I continue to be grateful that God is in charge so I don't have to be.
So let's talk about those all important STATS!
Cohen weighed in at 17 pounds, 11 ounces! That's 50th percentile which surprised me b/c I think he's pretty chunky and that sounded pretty good sized. He is 28 inches tall which was in the 90th percentile. His head measurement was in the 70th percentile. So not as symmetrical as he was at 4 months but also a marked growth spurt! I just love that my mom still has my growth charts and when Dr. Mix shows me the boys' I recognize those same shaded curves!
Ok, so in addition to stats we've had a lot of development recently. Cohen has been sitting up on his own really well for a while. We attempted to give him some rice cereal at about month five but that DID NOT take. Hehehe - he just couldn't swallow it or understand what he was supposed to do! So last week we tried again and that kid was HUNGRY! He wolfs down 3 meals a day and from what I can tell has not backed off the regular 4 hour nursing schedule! So he has had rice cereal, sweet potato, squash and applesauce. Cole thinks it is pretty hilarious that he sits at the table and eats with us. And it is pretty hilarious....b/c he sputters and spits and makes a huge mess and the Cole laughs at him and he laughs at Cole and NO ONE really eats much so they are all hungry right before bed - ha! But the "cuteness quotient" is pretty high when these brothers laugh together, or snuggle or play with the same toys, so their daddy and I overlook things like pre-bedtime snacks!
We dont' have any crawling yet. He doesn't mind tummy time, just kicks his arms and legs really wanting to go someplace. He still LOVES the tummy pack - in fact he was in it for a few hours tonight while I cooked dinner and made some casseroles for the week and cookies for a party tomorrow and I can feel that little 17 pounder in my shoulders now! He is a big talker! He has this beautiful low foice and he really mimics us - he says "dadadadadad" which Cole recognizes and mimics. A few weeks ago when you asked Cole what a baby said he would say "waaaaaa", now he says "dadadadada" - pretty cute!