Wednesday, April 17, 2013

letters to ollie: 6 months

My dear Oliver,

I am sooo behind on posting this.  
But we were traveling most of March and you've started teething.
So, bear with me.  
I know you're almost 7 months already, but here are your 6 month stats regardless:

Height: 28 inches
Weight: 23 lbs 13 oz

You've become quite the little daredevil my darling.
You can sit on your own quite well.
But there's where you get into trouble.  
You're just too dang curious.
You'll sit there, nice and content, until you spot something...
and then BAM! 
You're down on the floor reaching your little arms as far as they can go, 
straining to get to whatever it is.

You tend to think you can crawl.  
Well my dear, you can't.
You try, but you haven't quite figured out how to coordinate your body enough.
You're getting closer though. 
You can get up on your hands and knees and rock back and forth.
And then all of a sudden you'll fling your self back down onto your stomach and start flailing your arms and legs in what can only be described as a swimming motion.
Dad hopes it means you're going to love the water.

Speaking of water, you absolutely love taking baths.
You've recently figured out that if you repeatedly smack the water, it not only makes a loud noise, but it splashes everywhere.
And I mean everywhere.
Dad and I both tend to get soaked giving you your nightly bath.

On the day you turned 6 months (March 23), 
I took you on your very first airplane ride.
You were wonderful!
Well, aside from the unfortunate blow out diaper...
But, you didn't cry once! 
In fact, you smiled and babbled at everyone around you. 

You've become so much more vocal lately.
You laugh and babble (though no actual words yet) and yell.
You definitely know how to express yourself. 
You don't really cry much, which we're grateful for, but boy can you yell when you're angry.
But like I said, luckily you're generally very happy.
Like I said, we traveled a lot in March. 
We went to go visit Dad's family (Grandma and Grandpa)
and my family (Oma and Grumpa).
We saw both sets of great-grandparents as well.
Needless to say, you got plenty spoiled that month.
You loved seeing everyone, 
but you seem to be happy to be home too.
It's fun to see how much you're beginning to recognize things.

You have such a ridiculous eye for anything out of the ordinary.
Whether it be a watch on a wrist, a ring on a finger, or a speck on the wall, 
you see it and you dive for it.  
And if possible, you promptly try and put it in your mouth.

My little Olliegator,
I can't believe you're already over half a year old.
Everyday is a new adventure with you.
I can't wait to see the kind of adventures the future holds.
I'm so lucky to be your mom sweetie.

Love you forever,