Sunday, February 21, 2010

happy half birthday!!!

my little monkey turned six months old on thursday! this, like all my other monthly posts, is no different. i wonder once again where the time has gone. how six complete months could have passed by so quickly.
corbins sweet and silly personality shines thru more and more every day. as long as he's fed and well rested he's the happiest little guy!
to celebrate his very first half birthday we made cupcakes and sang, "happy half birthday to you!"
then we went for a stroll around the park! and it was corbin's first time in the stroller [well besides that one time his dad put him in and pushed him around the house!] and he LOVED it!
{photo courtesy of the picnic table}
then cousins jaden and demarcus came over to wish him a happy half birthday too!
now for the updates!
corbin has discovered his toes! i dont know why, but this is one milestone i've been excited for him to acheive and its so cute watching him grab his little piggies. it doesnt matter if he's sitting up or laying down, he's reaching for them!
corbin has also really been working on crawling. you can tell he wants to go so bad but just hasnt quite figured out how to do it. and i also wonder if his arms are strong enough to hold himself all the way up yet. he pushes up on his arms and scrunches his little knees up under his belly but never both at the same time.
[i dont really have a good picture of how he face plants into the ground, tucks his legs under his belly, and moves forward but he can move across a blanket with a quickness!]
he still babbles all the time and is most talkative in the morning. i love just laying in bed with him while he talks and talks and talks. and his facial expressions always make me smile! he's really started saying m's and b's a lot too. bring on the "mamma"! and now for some silly expressions...
[his hair is even hilarious!]
corbin has two teeth now [both on the bottom]! i never thought teeth could be so cute until i see them in his tiny mouth!
and he'll chew on anything he can get his chubby little hands on!
mostly i think he likes chewing on the dirty washcloth in the bath tub because i can never seem to keep it out of his mouth!
as far as sleeping goes. um, yeah. we're slowly but surely working on that. we co-sleep but slowly are trying to transition corbin into the bassinet next to our bed. he seems to have a tough time sleeping alone so we're taking baby steps. he's doing really well with just laying down and being rubbed on his back to fall asleep too. [which might be a bad thing for me since im fifteen pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight due to the fact that for the past six months corbin hasnt fallen asleep without being bounced!] and most nights he just wakes up to eat then falls right back to sleep so thats easy enough although i do sometimes dream of sleeping for more than five hours sprawled out all over my bed!
we also celebrated my twenty seventh birthday this past month! i think when you produce and take care of babies that your entire family goes gah-gah for, you tend to maybe get a little spoiled on your birthday. i cant believe the goodies i got this year! a flip camera! a new canon dslr! a new rocker and ottoman! and a kitchenaid mixer!
and one of the biggest milestones for corbin this month was starting solids. i'd wanted to wait until he was at least six months but for many reasons decided to start two weeks early. the first few days were great and he never had a problem gobbling down his food but about four days into it corbin developed this weird cough but no other flu like symptoms. for days after i kept a close eye on his temperature but he never acted sick. after two nights of coughing i called the 24 hour nurse hotline and our pediatrician and they suggested switching to another food. we picked bananas. but the cough didnt go away. so we made an appointment, talked it over with our pediatrician and have decided to put solids on hold until we can figure out what's going on. after amost an entire week with no food, his cough has gone away. but boy does he miss it! and he stares and grabs for our food whenever we eat!
corbin also LOVES touching ev.ery.thing. i can entertain him for a long time just taking him into our pantry and letting him feel canned food, chip bags, noodles, and anything else that has a fun texture to it. he also really loves books and i've been trying to buy a lot of them!
and this sunshine has sure had us outside a lot lately. i cant wait for even warmer weather so we can spend our days playing by the river!
everyone who meets corbin seems to fall instantly in love and ryan and i are no exception. everyday with him is so much fun and im so proud to be his mommy!

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