Six Months

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Look at this little chunky monkey!  Is he not the cutest?!

Cullen now weighs 17 pounds 3 ounces, which puts him in the 42nd percentile for weight, and he is 27.4 inches long, which puts him in the 80th percentile for height.  He has really grown over the past two months!

So, what is Cullen up to these days?

Sitting up!  I am amazed at how quickly he went from a constant wobble to sitting up straight without toppling over.  It was almost overnight.  It is so nice to be able to sit him in the floor with his favorite toys and actually get something done.  

Eating! So far Cullen likes squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, apples, bananas, and avocado. His favorite is banana and avocado mixed.  The only thing we have found so far that he absolutely does not like is green beans. (Unless they are mixed with apples!  It seems like he will eat anything mixed with apples.)  He also wants whatever happens to be on your plate or in your cup.  We are going to try carrots tonight, and will start trying a sippy cup in the next few days.

Cullen is not mobile yet, but he wants to be.  When he is on his tummy playing and the toy (or wipes box or table leg) that he wants is out of reach, he stretches as far as possible and twists and turns.  It is so funny watching him turn in a complete circle trying to get his hands on something.

Growing hair!  His bald little head is finally starting to get some hair again.  It is coming back in red!  I have always loved red hair.  So cute!!!

Giving hugs and kisses!  He gives the best hugs and the best open mouth, slobbery kisses!

As much as I don't want him to grow up too fast, I love how independent Cullen is becoming. He has no problem spending time alone with his toys and entertaining himself. I love the little boy that he is becoming.  Even Corey said the other day that he loves how much fun Cullen is at this age and his giggles can brighten any day!

Along with this new independence comes trouble for us.  Gone are the days of him laying still for a diaper change or pictures.  Diaper changes are now a wrestling match; as soon as he gets the diaper off he wants to roll over.  And this months photo session required help from my mom...and we could have used another person.

Look who discovered the chalkboard!  

I may have to rethink his monthly photo shoot format...this is going to get really interesting when he starts crawling.

Bonus:  Here are a few outtakes from this months photo session.

And a few really sweet pictures I was able to capture before the fun started.

Stay tuned!  I will be posting pictures from Cullen's first beach trip soon.

Instagram Friday

Friday, July 5, 2013
Here is a little peek at what Cullen has been up to the past two weeks.

Adorable grin? Or plotting to take over the world?

Cullen's first time at the pool!

Cullen wanted to play too.  #latenightjamsession

This little boy loves his dog!

Posing for the camera.  Always.

Enjoying avocado for the first time.  I think it's his new favorite.

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