Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Troy is Six Months Old

So when you think of a human being at 30 years and 6 months, it isn't a big deal, right? Or, someone at 19 years and 6 months. 5 1/2 years old (by the way, when did we stop saying we were x-and a half years old?)...I now know that 6 months is a big difference from, say...6 weeks. A person changes more in the first year than any other year of their lives. Amazing.

So our little, or rather chunky, Troy is 6 months old. Below is a photo of his amazing, wonderful HALF birthday! We celebrated with pureed carrots - yummy. It's much more difficult to photo him....I hear it gets much, much more difficult. I made this little outfit with the bubble gum machine applique. It is also reversible. It has a giraffe on the other side. I thought I ordered a crocodile. I figured I might as well use it anyway. Oh well!
Here are his stats:
Weight: 20 pounds (90th percentile)
Height: 28 inches (90th percentile)
Head: 17.2 inches (50th percentile)
He's a ham STILL. He still loves to smile, he's learned to "tap" as we call it but it's more like hitting. Not sure what to do about that yet. He puts everything in his mouth, including as much of a person's face, hair, etc. he can fit in his mouth. He's started saying 'ba' and I just heard him say "DA" tonight. It's about time. We've been saying 'da da' to him daily for at least a month. Of course "mama" is his favorite and he seems to say it mostly when he's hungry. He sits up pretty good for several minutes, rolls over like crazy, loves his jumperoo and his Lamaze butterfly.
He sleeps about 10-11 hours at night. As I am typing this, he has discovered the keyboard and wants to type. If only I could take a picture of me restraining him with my elbows as I type and he puts his mouth on my arms...I think that's it...
I've been busy sewing. The outfits he is wearing (minus the Auburn one) are ones I've made recently. I just love sewing for him! Or maybe it is that I love sewing, I don't know. I'll have to post some photos of what I've made recently. Selfishly, I've made things mostly for Troy. There are babies born who I want to make things for but haven't made the time. I will one of these days. After all, most of the things I make aren't for newborns anyway!
I hope this video works!


LeAnne said...

Elyse! Troy is SOOO adorable.Good job on the photos and, yep, it gets so much harder to get good pics....but then it gets easier (once they can be bribed)!!

Kat said...

I was looking at your sewing site...where did you get your patterns...i love the bubble outfit with the monogram. I want to start sewing myself!

The Parrish's said...

I LOVE all the outfits..how selfish of you! haha! At this point I started putting colt in the big tub and he LOVED it! Don't know if you have yet or not.

Kat said...

thanks so much for the info on the patterns. i am going to show that site to my mom, she loves to sew but cannot find good patterns. i would love to learn to sew, but sad to say i don't know how yet:)