Six Months Old and Sitting Up

Max continues to impress us with his skills. He can now sit up by himself! Just a week ago he was just starting to do it, we could take our hands away for a few seconds at a time. By today he can sit for several minutes by himself, though we still stay nearby in case he tips. He hasn’t yet figured out how to roll from his tummy to his back, which proves problematic when he rolls from back to tummy in the crib and then gets stuck. Hopefully he’ll master bidirectional rolling pretty soon. He continues to love solid foods and has added carrots and broccoli to his repertoire. This last week has slept great at night….we’re talking 12 hours at a stretch several nights this week! Unfortunately his naps are not going so smoothly, he is only sleeping for 30 or 40 minutes often and will then still be tired but not interested in napping. However, I would much rather deal with challenging naps and have good night sleep than the other way around. Hopefully the naps will normalize a bit here soon. Max will be starting day care a week from Tuesday. We found a home day care close by. We really like the woman and are glad to have found a place for Max, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be very hard to leave him there…of course I will be worried about how he will do, will he take a nap, etc….we are very lucky that my job is three days a week and my mom is able to do one day, so he’ll be in day care on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

My friend Justine is a talented photographer and she came over to take six month pictures of Max and family pictures of us last week. She’s working on editing the images for us, but she posted a few to her website. Check it out here, just scroll down a bit to the “Mr. M and Family” post. And if you are local and need a photographer, give her a call!

Max is now six months old, which is hard to believe…halfway to a year already! We have his official six month checkup on Thursday and are curious to see how much he weighs and how long he is now. Considering that he is wearing some 12 month clothes, I have a feeling he’ll still be in the upper percentiles!

Pictures, pictures, I’ve got pictures!

Six month pics:

Max’s Oma got him this cute train towel:

Showing off his sitting skills:

Starting to topple forward, but still happy:

Cute boys!

Yum, yum broccoli!

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