I’m at a complete loss for how my little baby who was pretty much just born yesterday is now half a year old. Sweet thing. Some days I could swear he was born yesterday and others I find myself telling people how I can’t remember life before him in it.
We spent pretty much all weekend at home this weekend. Saturday Maddie Grace had her little ballet class and then just wanted to dance around the house all day so we let her. “Come on let’s dance!” is something we’ve been hearing her say a lot – as well as “let’s play sea monster!” which is a game she invented very similar to hide n seek only whoever is it is the ‘sea monster’. Sunday we decided to celebrate Tripp’s 6 months with donuts at the park, and then Maddie Grace’s grandparents came over to visit and we ended the weekend with pho dinner.
Leotard: Hen & Co
People always comment on how much Tripp looks like both Tom and I. And in his face I really see it. But in other ways I don’t. His redish hair, gorgeous light hazel eyes (blue on the outside and light brown on the inside), and super ghostly pale skin don’t come from either of us. It’s kind of crazy how genetics work.
Tripp is the happiest baby I’ve ever come across. Totally content, and almost always smiling and laughing. I’ll seriously just set him down and he starts laughing for no reason. He also is hard to upset. He will knock his head really hard and have a goose egg and not cry one bit. I think he is just so used to his sister being rough with him at this point he’s become pretty durable. The one thing that does make him upset is loud noises that spook him – fireworks and sirens are not his thing at all.
He’s still breastfed and doing great with that only he still wants to eat every 2-3 hours, even overnight. Although unlike Maddie Grace who would wake up and want to be entertained for a while he wakes up, eats, and falls right back asleep. We’ve also been doing solids with him and he is loving learning how to eat real food. So far he’s liked pretty much everything he’s tried. I’ve been trying to do baby led weaning with him, which is what we did with Maddie Grace, but he hasn’t taken to it as easily as she did. She just started eating solids in chunks like a champ from day one and had no problem with self feeding. He ends up throwing most of his food on the ground, and seems to gag really easily which makes me super nervous so I will try baby led weaning and then switch over to purees when that happens. I’m hoping in the next month he gets better with solids because I loved it with Maddie Grace. It’s so interesting to see how different they both are already!
Developmentally Tripp seems to be doing great. He’s very strong and has been sitting up great for a couple months now. He can get himself to whatever he’s after by pushing, sliding, and rolling, although he’s not quite crawling yet. He loves when we hold his hands so he can stand up and pretending to walk like that as well. He’s only 38th percentile for weight, around 50th for height, and then 83rd percentile for head size.
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And of course Maddie Grace is still loving being the big sister. She’s always concerned that Tripp is hurt (and happy to kiss his booboo’s and make them better) and loves to talk about how cute he is. In fact she likes to take care of me to. I had a migraine Saturday and she knew I wasn’t feeling well so she grabbed my hand, led me upstairs, and tucked me in to bed. Then she said “night night mommy love you sleep tight” and walked to the door where Tom was and I heard her tell Tom “Mommy cute dada, mommy cute. She went night night.” My heart melted right then and there.
So here’s to another month with these two little sweethearts and all the joy they bring both me and their dad. I’m seriously loving both of their ages right now and watching them grow up and the relationship between them grow. In fact if you see me start posting less here, it’s because I really want to spend every moment taking this all in!