Six Months Old

Today is a big milestone for Ian and for us. He turned 6 months! I can’t say that these past few months flew by (though I am amazed at how big he has grown in such a short amount of time). It has definitely been a lot of work — sleepless nights, endless diapers, fighting to feed him, loading and unloading the car seat to parks, malls, and grocery stores. Being a stay-at-home mom, he has been my companion, day in and day out. I have to admit that there is nothing better than cuddling with my little one. When I look at his old photos, I can’t believe how much he has changed from a little runt to my smiling, giggling little baby boy. Here are some of his mug shots:

Ian 6 months

We took him for his 6-month check-up today. His pediatrician said he is developing perfectly. He is actually in the 78th percentile for his height. We’re so proud of him, especially considering he was one month premature. He is a happy, sociable, and good-natured baby. Even the doctor noticed and mentioned it. Unfortunately, today is also vaccination day. At the last check-up two months ago, he literally stopped breathing for a few seconds just as the needle poked him. Today, the nurse did it so quickly that he didn’t even realize it until all three shots were given, and that’s when he cried. Poor baby!


Today was also the day he took his first official solid food — sweet potatoes. At first, he made a face when the spoon touched his tongue, but he gobbled it up after a while. It was funny seeing him look for more. Here’s hoping for successful and stress-free solid food feeding in the future!


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