March 14, 2013

Kase - 6 months

Dear Kase,

I am late getting this post done because you have been sick.  I was late getting your photo shoot done and had to reschedule your doctor appointment for when you were healthy.  I am happy to report that you are finally healthy!  Oh and that photo shoot?  Yeah, let's talk about that for a minute.  This was the first month I had to work for it.  You are so wiggly and no longer will just sit where I put you.  So we didn't get a ton of great pictures, but they still show off how adorable you are!

I cannot believe you have been with us for half a year!  The next six months will probably fly by and we will be celebrating your first birthday.  That is crazy!

I can't wait for it to warm up so we can get outside.  I know you are going to love going for walks, playing in your new sandbox, swimming in the little pool, going to the zoo, and all the other fun things I have on our summer bucket list.

With you being sick and getting your first teeth, it's been kind of a rough month for you, little man.  You are wanting a little more attention, even though you are still such a good baby.  I think you might  grow up to be a Mama's boy though, which is totally fine with me!

I can't wait to see how much you grow and learn in the next month.  I wonder when you will start crawling?  And how many more teeth you will have?  Please just don't grow up too fast, ok?  I love having my two little babies home with me.  Before I know it, you and your sister will be off to school. Yikes!

I love you so much Kase man.  Thank you for being such a good boy!

Love, Mommy

(as of 3/11/13)
Weight: 22 lb 6 oz (99.52%)
Height: 28.75" (99.79%)
Head: 46.5 cm (100%)
Diaper Size: Size 4 (just switched from 3's because they were getting tight and I didn't want to buy a whole new box and then not be able to use them)
Clothes Size: I've already packed away a lot of 12 month stuff, but some pants still fit.  Otherwise he's in 12-18 months and 18 months.
Shoe Size: Not really sure - I tried on some size 4's last night and they were huge, but I wanted to see if they'd fit this summer.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde and I love it :)
Teeth:  Two bottom ones and more on the way!
Next Doctor Appointment: Still need to call and make it.

Oh, sleep.  Let's talk about that.  This month was not a good one in that department.  You had a good two week stretch where you were sleeping from 8:30 pm to 1:30 am and then were up ALL MORNING.  We'd try everything to get you back to sleep and to calm down.  It usually took feeding you and then laying you in bed with Mama so I could put your nuk in every other minute when you spit it out.  Since you have been healthy, it has gotten a little better.  You wake up anytime between 4:00 am and 6:30 am.  I feed you and try to get you to back to sleep.  You *usually* will, but some mornings you're just wide awake!

You have been taking three naps a day.  One in the morning around 9:30 or 10:00.  I don't let you sleep too long though because I like you to take a nap when your sister does.  If I let you sleep, you will sleep all the way until 12:30, right when Kyla's ready for a nap.  And Mama needs a break!  So you both nap from about 1-3 every day.  Lately you've been needing a nap around 5:00 too.  You just can't make it until bedtime.  We let you sleep until about 6:30 and then get you up.  Kyla goes to bed at 8:00 and we get you ready shortly after.  We are putting you down awake and you do great!

Look how big you are!
Since being sick, we are finally getting you back in a good feeding routine.  You are eating about 5 ounces every 3 hours.  We tried rice cereal and some sweet potatoes just before you got sick and you were not a fan.  You actually threw up the sweet potatoes and you barely even ate any.  Then you got sick and your doctor suggested we wait with food until you are completely healthy.  I think your main problem was the thicker texture.  I could tell that you were having a hard time swallowing and would then gag.  We are starting up again and you are doing a little better each time.

~You love your jumper and are really working on that vertical!
~You love to have your head and eyebrows rubbed when you're tired.
~You are getting so close to sitting up on your own.  You just need a little support.
~You love to grab Mama and Kyla's hair and not let go.  Mama has been wearing a lot more ponytails lately!
~Even though you are teething, you are still so happy and giggling all the time.  I could video tape you all day.
~You need a little mini haircut.  You have some really long hairs that look so funny.  Some of them are behind your ears and sometimes it looks like they're coming OUT of your ears :)
~You absolutely love being read to.
~You no longer lay still while I change your diaper.  You are constantly wiggling and trying to roll over.

This is how most of our photo shoot went.
Happy six months Kase!  I love you so much!


  1. Happy 6 months to your little cutie!
    He is BIG! Wow!

  2. Happy 6 months! He is only 2 lbs less than Brielle hehe :-)

  3. He is SO cute! I can't get over the 6 month tie! :) Happy 6 months! :) They are so fun at that age!

    {Used to be ElmBaby.. but I had to switch!}

  4. Oh my gosh HOW IS HE 6 MONTHS?!? That seems seriously crazy. I think I started following your blog RIGHT after he was born! He's a doll, of course. I love the pics of him sitting up on the couch- he's getting so handsome!!