Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Half Birthday!

6 months old!

"I didn't do it"
Well, since its already knocked down...
"I'll fix it"
Our little Viking 

  Downward dog
Our two loves
 Tuckered out from swimming

This is what happens when I'm left alone with my sister
Love those chunky feet
Sitting up all by himself 

Such a big boy
 Swinging with his buddy, Jax
He loves when sissy pushes him
Nikolaus is 6 months old and quite the mover.  He is so close to crawling.  I guess you can call his scooting/army crawl "crawling."  Nikolaus does a pretty good job getting to where he wants to go and usually it is towards his sissy and what she is playing with.  It might be time to baby proof the house or at least constantly remind Natasha not to leave small objects on the floor.  

Besides scooting, Nikolaus is loving all the yummy foods we have been adding to his diet.  Right now he has tried and liked, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, apples, pears, green beans, parsnips, peaches and prunes.  He prefers the prunes to be mixed with something else though. Nikolaus is also doing a pretty good job with handling his sippy cup all by himself.  Our pediatrician said we should introduce the sippy cup now, even if he doesn't get much out of it.  

Nikolaus' 6-month well check went well and he is right on track developmental wise.  Here are his stats from the appointment:

Weight: 16.15 lbs. (30-35th percentile)
Length: 26 1/2 inches (45-50th percentile)
Head Circumference: 44 cm (75th percentile)

A few things we should see from Nikolaus by 9 months of age are clapping or waving, constinant sounds, saying "mama" or "dada," and sitting up from a laying down position.  So fun!  I can't believe how fast time is passing by.  

With the warmer weather and the heated pools in Ladera, we have been taking the kids swimming. Natasha is a little fish (her swim lesson post will come soon) and I think Nikolaus will be one too. He loves the water and I have already been practicing the back float with him.  Got to prep him early for Miss Conni's class next summer!  

This weekend we are headed to beautiful Colorado.  Nikolaus is becoming quite the traveler (at such a young age), just like his sissy!  Thanks for checking in on our mister man.

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