Dear Isaac -
Happy half birthday! I can't believe you are already six months old. It seems like forever ago since you were this tiny little baby, but yet I feel like time goes so quickly! You are still the happiest little guy and I just feel so lucky that you have the best temperment.
You are rolling non stop and can go back and forth so easily now. You finally don't mind being on your belly and are happy to play with some toys on the ground and lay on your stomach. You have been able to scoot around in circles and can move quite a ways. I happy for you to stay put as long as possible, but do think you're happier longer on your own once you can get things you want! You can't sit up on your own, but are definitely getting stronger.
You love taking baths and are happy to just sit in your little seat in the bath. You love it when Addi is in there with you so you can watch her. Your favorite bath "toy" is the little bucket we got from the hospital that they used to give you your first bath. You'll just suck on the edge of it the whole time. You love holding and chewing cups too. Or a water bottle.
You finally are noticing Molly and love her. You smile and laugh at her and love to watch her run around. I remember Addi starting to love Molly at this age too.
You don't love staying in one spot for two long, but are as happy as can be if you are being held or played with. You love peek-a-boo, books, being tickled, rolling around on our bed or watching Addilyn play. You laugh at her all the time, even when she isn't doing anything. I love how you look at her, and think it is just the sweetest thing ever.
We started giving you baby food and you love it. You swallow almost everything we give you and even though sometimes you make a funny face, you keep opening your mouth and seem to love it. You do this excited giggle when I put you in your seat and you know baby food is coming. It's made mealtimes a little easier as you seemed to always want to grab our food and want to eat too!
Your cough has finally gotten a little better. You cough here and there during the days, but it doesn't seem to bother you or wake you up as much. We took you to a lung specialist this last week and thankfully since it's been better we are just going to wait it out. We'll go back in two months or sooner if it gets worse again. I'm a little anxious for the fall and winter months because I'm sure you'll catch a cold, and that's when it's gotten bad. Hopefully you'll stay healthy!
Thankfully you don't mind the car most of the time. You'll fall asleep now and sometimes just be happy awake. You'll fuss sometimes but only cry hard once in awhile. Nothing like it was before, which is SO much nicer! I'm glad that stage is over.
You're sleeping better at night now. After being up so much during the night, and only being able to sleep next to me for a good chunk of the night we let you figure out how to put yourself to sleep at bedtime and after I fed you during the night. You are finally sleeping in your crib the whole night and usually wake up twice to eat now. I hated listening to you cry, but felt like I could not function any longer on so little sleep! I'm still rocking you to sleep for naps and they are still almost always 30 minutes long. We'll work on those next month I hope!
You are still the happiest little boy. You smile at everyone, laugh easily and just the cutest, sweetest boy. You give me open mouth slobbery kisses and put your arms around my neck, and rest your head on my shoulder. It makes me so happy! You are so easy to love and you have the best personality. We love you so so much!
Happy half birthday Isaac Jordan!