Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy half birthday, baby boy!

Titus is six months old! I can't believe half a year has passed by since I held that tiny little boy in my arms for the first time. It's so bittersweet! I'm so sad thinking that I'll never get those six months back or thinking that he won't always need mommy but, I've loved every second of watching him grow and meet milestones, nurturing him at every little whimper, cuddling him when he's not feeling good, and catching his contagious laughter! I know exciting things are in our future, but I just want to live in the present. I don't want to rush another day. I fall more in love with this kid every. single. day.

We'll be having Banana-Carrot pan cake (baby-friendly) to celebrate six months of LIFE! We have also met our mini-goal of nursing until six months old, now if we can only make it another 6+ months to meet our long term goal! It's not been an easy road but it has been the most rewarding thing I've ever done and hope to continue. As of right now, he's into biting everything in site with his two new chompers and has me feeling like I'm nursing a newborn all over again, except more painful this time. Hopefully it'll be a short lived phase. 

Since I've last blogged, Titus has had many growth spurts and mental leaps. It's truly amazing watching how quickly he can learn something. It literally blows my mind. At times, I think we have baby Einstein on our hands :) I do try to introduce new things to him, but I can imagine how mentally stressful it must be to learn thing at the rapid rate that he does so I don't push him to learn or do anything too fast. He started rolling around 4 months, he got two teeth in one day and started sitting unassisted for short periods the same week, right around Christmas. He's been "talking" for a while but no real words yet. He does cry "maaaaaaa" when he's hungry and he growls a lot so Grana thinks he's trying to say her name! (Grrr.) He has loved solids since our first try. We're not sticking with one approach. I'm pureeing some and letting him eat off of our plates and taking the baby-led approach some. It's been fun! He loves banana, pear, peas, carrots, sweet potato, and spinach. He doesn't care for avocado to much and pineapple is definitely not his favorite.

His laugh and smile are so contagious. He has the biggest gummy grin and his whole face lights up. He draws all the attention everywhere we go (grocery shopping, running errands, etc). However, he can throw a tantrum like no other when he's sleepy or over-stimulated. So if you're holding my baby and I reach for him, I'm not trying to be rude. I'm simply saving your ear drums from his blood-curdling scream of a cry. And he'd prefer to have his mama at a time like that anyway, no offense ;)

Until next time,
-the Lasseter's

1 comment:

  1. Hey Nikki - I mentioned you in my last blog in case you want to participate!