Monday, January 18, 2010

6 Months

Dearest Perron,

How quickly 6 months have gone by.  Looking at this picture I can not believe how much you have grown.  You are like a different baby than the one we brought home six short months ago.  I look at you now and find it hard to remember that tiny baby who laid in the NICU bed with tubes and wires coming out of him.  You are officially three times as big as you were when you were born.  I weighed you tonight before your bath and you weigh 11 pounds 13 ounces.  That is 8 pounds bigger than when you were born.  AMAZING!  You are still pretty much in your three month clothes, but you are starting to get a little long for those.  You are still in your size one diapers, but it is hard to imagine that size one is the third size of diapers you have been in.  You finally got to start on solid foods last night and you were so precious.  You seem to be enjoying them, although this morning you weren't quite as enthusiastic as you were last night.  Right now you get more food on you than in you, but it is so fun to watch you eat. 

Your personality has fully emerged and your daddy and I both agree that you are the cutest and sweetest baby we have ever met.  You have learned how to laugh this month and you think EVERYTHING is so funny.  You smile all the time and are getting to be quite the charmer.  You love it when I sing the itsy bitsy spider and you just laugh and smile the whole time.  You are officially a professional roller overer.  You can barely stay on your back because you are constantly practicing rolling over from your back to your stomach.  You haven't quite figured out that you can get yourself back on your back if you want to, so that can lead to some fussing until mommy or daddy rescues you.  You love to talk and are a constant stream of babbling.  We don't have to wonder where you got your gift of gab from.  You have gotten really good at holding your head up even when your chin gets down on your chest.  It is amazing how strong your little neck and back are.  You can hold things and maneuver them into your mouth with ease.  We are still working on you reaching for things, but we know that will come soon.  You're vision is doing amazing and it is sometimes hard to believe that we ever had concerns about it.  It might have taken you four months to make eye contact, but you are certainly making up for lost time.  You look at mommy and daddy all the time and can track anything that catches your attention.  It is a miracle and truly answered prayers for so many people.

Perron we are so proud of how far you have come in six months.  Your daddy and I can not wait to see what the next six months and beyond brings.  I already get a little sad when I look at you a realize that these baby moments are slipping by so quickly.  It won't be much longer and you will be crawling around, constantly on the go and won't need us as much.  While I am sad to see the little baby moments starting to pass, I am excited to see what the next phase of our life brings.  You are a true gift to this family and we treasure ever moment with you.  We are blessed to have you in our lives.


Mommy and Daddy

PS.  This second picture was so sweet I couldn't leave it out.  See what I mean...everything is soo funny!

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