Sam | 6 Months


Half a year! You are growing up so quickly in ways and so sweetly slow in others. I cherish how you still look like a little baby when I hold you, yet I am so surprised when I see you trying to army crawl towards a toy.

We’ve introduced you to solid foods this past week; mostly cream of wheat. It’s been two nights that you haven’t nursed to bed. You eat your dinner and fall asleep at 8. No more quick 6:30 pm cat nap after your long afternoon nap. You’re awake for most of the day and then conk out at night. It’s awesome!

Your schedule looks something like this:

5:45/6:00 wake up (sometimes for the day, usually to eat and fall back asleep)

7:45/8:00 really wake up

8:00-9:00 play time!

9:00-9:20 nurse and cat nap

9:20 -10:40 play time

10:40-11:00 nurse and cat nap

11:00-1:30 play time and lunch (most nursing still)

1:30-4:00 long nap!! (sometimes you wake up at 3:00)

4:00 nurse

4:20-6:00 playtime

6:00 dinner of cream of wheat, soon to add vegetables

6:30-7:30 rest and calm play

7:30 bedtime, bath, jammies

8:00 bedtime!

Your routine is very flexible and varies quite a bit, but I sure am surprised that you only take two cat naps during the morning time. I’ve found that if I try and lay you down for a long morning nap, and you do it, you DO NOT take an afternoon nap; at all! Needless to say, I’m beat by the end of the day. Between your limited napping and your crazy, energetic brother, I am worn out! 

So far, you LOVE food. You want to eat any and everything — all the time. It’s the funniest and craziest thing. When you’re hungry and start eating, there is no stopping you. In fact, if I don’t feed you food in a steady stream you get “hangry” (hungry and angry). You start grunting and yelling. Just like your Dad was when he was little. Your Nana had to feed him with two spoons.

This month we took a road trip to SLO to visit Andi and see her new place. You were sort of difficult on the drive. I think you’re started to notice that in your carseat you’re strapped down. You totally play me — all the time. You cry when I put you in the carseat, or when I set you down on your playmat, or in your high chair or in your walker… pretty much any time I put you down. But, only me. You don’t cry for anyone else. It makes the days long sometimes! You want me to hold you all the time. It’s sweet. You force me to slow down sometimes. I’m not going to lie, sometimes is really hard. It’s hard to know how to navigate when both of you boy want me to hold you or play with you. I’m really looking forward to when the two of you play together. Although, I’m sure I’ll be so sad when you don’t want me to play with you guys anymore. Who wants their weird, old mom playing with them?!

I love you so much, Bub. More than you’ll ever truly know.

Love, Mom

1 thought on “Sam | 6 Months”

  1. So well said Natalee, and I see both boys are growing up so well. Clearly both you and Alex love them and take such good care of them. Sammy you are such a blessing! Smiling all the time, you brighten up anyones day when they see your smiling face! I think I see God’s smile in your eyes and face every time!! I love you!! Grandpa Tom

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