Only a week or so late but such is life sometimes with a baby
Wilf we made it to half a year! What a six months this has been, some major downs in the beginning lets be honest but those are almost a distant memory in comparison with the major ups!
You are my little buddy, you make me laugh every day and I also think you know when you are being a comedian and what is funny or not.
You adore our cat Maddie (a little too much poor cat) and stare in wonder at Rockie (how can that cat be the same size as me??). Toys are listed in preference of which is better to chew on and those almost constant red cheeks fool us into thinking a tooth is just round the corner (it must be soon right?!).
Everybody I meet comments on what a calm and chilled baby you are and shrug and say 'I guess so' when inside I'm feeling proud as I like to think it has something to do with how we are raising you. Although that being said I know personalities are not solely based on 'nuture' and I think you must have been born with a calm nature too.
That's not to say you a docile, you are interested in so much. You love the song 'this little piggy' when we play it on your toes and enjoy singing in general. You are so determined to crawl, and can move around the living room and our bed by face planting your way with your face and legs (just need to work out your arms). You like the bouncer (for a little while but then get frustrated about all the toys you drop and cant reach).
You have just started eating properly and your list of foods you have tried are:
Pear, Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Avocado, Toast, Courgette, Banana, mango and Nectarine! You love to eat it yourself and are happy to pick up pieces of most of them (not so much mango or nectarine too slippy) and work it out. You are still nursing well and I'm happy you are showing no signs of wanting to stop any time soon.
I'm afraid I have no idea how much you weigh or how tall you are as I haven't been to the doctors with you since you were eight weeks. But any fool can see you are happy and healthy.
We have recently (this week) started to leave you in the bed at bedtime and turn the monitor on. I'm glad we waited until it felt right for us all (although I go up to nurse you when you wake every hour or so). Your daddy reads you a bedtime story now after we have eaten together (we are skipping the bath time routine for the moment,there is too little time and who needs to clean every day anyway? ;)).
I tell your daddy about all that you have learnt and the cute things you did whilst he was at work and I know he is so proud of you.
I may sometimes clock watch until daddy comes home and bedtime but every morning despite the hour I find myself happy and excited about the day we are going to have together.
Love mama xx
Wilf at five months
Wilf at four months
Wilf at three months
Wilf at two months
Wilf at one montha few days old! You can see Wilf by month by clicking here