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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Half A Year

So, you're SIX months today Lucas, SIX MONTHS! How can you have been with us for half a year already?

When we left off in your 4th month you were just starting to sit for a few minutes at a time. You were getting into a 'push-up' position and scooting yourself backwards all over the place.

At the beginning of your 5th month you got into hands and knees and rocked.

Now we're at the end of your 5th month and what are you doing now? Well I don't have to place pillows around you when you sit, not only do you balance and catch yourself, but you get into and out of sitting by yourself.

See these pictures of your sister?




you're taking after her.

How? By bear crawling...just like Kayla did! You aren't fluid about it - it's still a slow, jerky crawl, but at 5.5 months you started crawling. I guess neither of you like the feel of the rug on your knees. Can't say I blame you, but I really wasn't expecting you to crawl like that too. Although the last couple days I noticed if you had shorts on that covered your knees you crawled a little more with your knees...so maybe the bear crawl won't last too long.







A few days ago you also started pulling up, on my legs, into the standing position. You're a strong little guy! My dad started walking at 8 months, please, you don't need to literally follow in his footsteps!

You love to eat! So far you've had bananas, apples, cantaloupe, pears, avocado, peas, cauliflower, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. When you had the apples and pears you screwed up your face like it was a lemon; which I found funny because I don't think they have a tart flavor like that! You don't like to have your hands or face wiped, and if you would keep your hands out of your mouth while I'm feeding you, you wouldn't need them wiped so often!

You don't take a bottle that often, but when you do you're pretty good at holding it yourself already.

You have quite the temper on you already; I'm afraid this is a glimpse into how future tantrums are going to go! When you first wake up and I bring you out to the living room, then put you down so I can change your diaper, you just get so upset! You want to nurse immediately and to heck with getting a clean diaper!

Happy 6th month little man! Let's slow down and enjoy these next 6 months because your first birthday will be here before we know it!


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38 comments:

Nisa said...

Wow!! He's getting sooo good at the bear crawl!!! What a cutie!! Nate and I love the video!!! Give the kids smooches from all of us!
we love you!
Nisa

Beth said...

WOw - I cannot believe he is 6 months old already!! Really - where has the time gone!! Love the picture of the two of them together!

Happy 6th month birthday, Lucas!!!

chelle said...

wow SIX months. How is it possible that the lives of others are going as fast as ours! He is so cute with that crawl!

Grandma said...

Has it been 6 months already, WOW!! Just a few weeks ago he was still struggling to get into a sitting position by himself and try as he might he could quite manage that crawl. I'm just amazed at how much difference a few weeks makes.

Me said...

Wow that time has flown by!! Loved the pics, they're both so cute. :)

Trace :)

Anonymous said...

Happy 6months Lucas!! and Joe and Michelle , look out now!! he is on his way to "exploring" more of his home environment and keeping you all busy going after him!! He looks so cute and I liked looking at the comparison of Kayla and Lucas doing the bear crawl.. :) and now he is pulling himself up to a standing postion by holding on to your leg! Love the cute pic of Kayla and Lucas sitting side by side.. :) Love mom/grandma

Anonymous said...

THAT'S SOOOO ADORABLE!!!
hahaha....you're taunting him with a blanket like i'd taunt my cat. that's hillarious.
tell lucas not to worry cuase our carpet is softer. ^_~

<3 Kel

Kiki said...

Crawling already?? That's amazing! My daughter doesn't like getting her diaper changed right away after bed or naps either. I thought it was strange, but apparently not that unusual!

Mom24 said...

I can't believe he's 6 months already! Crazy. Is it my imagination, or does he look a lot like Kayla? What cuties.

My oldest walked at 9 months, I've always been a fan of late walking, personally!

Enjoy your next 6 months, I can't believe how fast it goes.

CrackerJacks said...

He's so adorable! I cannot believe he is 6 months!

Happy Half Year Birthday Lucas!

Tanya said...

Happy 6 months Lucas!! I can't believe how big you are already.

Logan did that same kind of crawl. My Mom had these little kneepads (they were my brothers') that she had kept. Logan would crawl on his knees when he wore the kneepads but once there were off it was back to the bear crawl :)

Omaha Mama said...

Love those pictures of Kayla! And Lucas is such a cutie!

Karly said...

Happy 6 months to your little mover and shaker!

jotcr2 said...

What an adorable couple of kids you have.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

It's so hard to believe that 6 months has gone by since he was born! Happy 6 months!

Beth said...

You have the cutest kids! Thank you for sharing that video of Lucas with us.

McKenna said...

He's growing up so fast! What a cute video of him bear crawling! Happy Half Birthday, Lucas!

poppyandpeony said...

Happy Happy 1/2 a year Lucas!!!!

Karen said...

Wow Michelle, he sure is going for it. Neither of my two were crawling until they were at least 8months of age..he is motoring away! Man he is so cute - they both are!

Kim said...

That was so funny! He is really getting around. He just might crawl by 8 months! WOW!

Killlashandra said...

I love the bear crawl! That is the cutest picture of K with the biggest smile.

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Sunny said...

His crawl is too cute. That's how Antalya liked to crawl too whenever she was on texture she didn't like.

Katie said...

Oh WOW!! Look at him go!!!
He is so beautiful Michelle and so strong! I cant believe he is already 6mths old. Thank you for sharing that video it made my afternoon :)
xxoo Katie

Anonymous said...

That was just too cute! That is so cute how they both did the bear crawl! I just loved the video of him! I also like the picture of Kayla and Lucas! They are both such cuties!!!
love ya, mimi

Christina said...

WOW! Time flies so fast! I can't believe he is six months already! AMAZING! Your kiddos are TOO cute!

CrackerJacks said...

Michelle, If you'd like, could Izzy 'N Emmy be added to your blogroll?

Chatty Kelly said...

Hi. I am visiting from Bonita's Stream of Living Water blog. She had you on her blog role.

I was wondering what the Big Blueberry Eyes could be about, and then I saw your daughter. She is beuatiful! Oh my, what eyes. Stunning.

Congrats on your little man's big crawl. Your kids are cute.

Blessings to you.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

The bear crawl is too cute! Happy 6th months!! What a big boy.

Congratulations on the BFF Award from Alisha too!

Karen of the MomDot Street Team
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ablondeblogger said...

Awww, where does the time go? Happy 6 months, Lucas!!

Mindy said...

Cutest picture of Kayla ever!! Oh my gosh.. so cute!

Happy 6 months Lucas! You are growing by leaps and bounds :D Amazing it's been 6 months already. It seems like only yesterday we were still waiting to meet you. :)

mommaof4wife2r said...

this is my first visit here...and ur children are MORE than amazingly beautiful. lucky mommie!! i found you through the rocking pony...she's amazingly wonderful too!

Anyway, i love ur little diary post here. so much fun. and it's amazing how kiddos seem to follow inthe foot steps of sibs...even without knowing. i have bio and adopted kiddos and they do the same...just must be int he water, i guess!

love ur blog...and will be back my new friend!

Tara said...

Happy 6 months Lucas!!! Man, time flies - I remember waiting for the post that you had the little guy! You have beautiful children.

Nancy M. said...

He's so cute! I love the videos of him!

amber said...

GOSH!!! He's getting so big!! Wow, when did they turn 6 months old. REALLY????

And look at Lucas pulling himself up. I totally predict that he will be walking by 9 months old. He is super dude!

And I don't think I have responded to you about Joe going back overseas. I am so sorry that he is going to be gone for a year. I have no idea what you are feeling, but I can imagine that it is overwhelming and saddening. Care to come to Florida for a couple of weeks for a visit? :) We'd love it!!

Jill said...

Your kids are SO stinkin' cute! And so photogenic! 6 months is a great age... I miss it!

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Sue said...

What a cutie. I love when they're newly mobile. I know my girls loved the new world of independence that opened up to them.

Lianna said...

Absolutely amazing!!! How on earth did six months go by already?! I remember Gabe using the bear walk/crawl to get around. That was his big clue to us that he would soon be walking!