Friday, March 15, 2013

6 months

Well, I think it's safe to say that I slacked BIG TIME in the picture department this last month.  I know there are some on the camera I just need to get uploaded, but there probably aren't that many.  Next month...we'll get some more. 

But...holyhannahbatmanrowanissixmonthsold!  I have a hard time believing that this little boy has been around for six months already.  Let's see...what has Rowan been up to.

-Rowan's 6 month check went really well.  He's 27 inches long (70th percentile) and 15lb 13oz (20th percentile) .  He's a little peanut and just super super sweet.
-He spouted his first teeth.  That's right, teeth not tooth.  The bottom two teeth came just a few days before he turned 6 months old.  Thankfully he handled teething very well.  He was a little fussy, but nothing too bad.  He loved sucking on wet wash cloths too.
-Rowan LOVES to eat food.  In addition to cereal, he's had avocado, banana, sweet potato, peas, carrots, and nectarines (mixed with banana).  He disliked carrots and peas at first...he physically gagged the first time trying them, but after trying them a few time he warmed up and eats them willingly.  I do believe green beans are next for this boy.
-Rowan has finally started to figure out naps.  He's started to take about 3 naps a day, each lasting 1-2 hours.  This is a HUGE change from the 5 or so 30 minute naps he used to take.  It's nice to know he's getting long stretches of sleep.  Helps us to get stuff done (or nap) while he's napping. Night time sleeping is still great.  He's sleeping 8-10 hours each night.  I couldn't ask for a better sleeper.
-Rowan thinks boys are hilarious.  Just about anything Ian does gets hugs laughs.  I do the same thing and I get a courtesy chuckle.  Guess laughs are going to be one of those special things Ian gets to share with Rowan more than me.  Papa got some really good laughs out of Rowan too when they came for a visit.  Nana...courtesy chuckles. 
-Rowan is  rolling machine!  He loves to roll back and forth whenever he's on the floor playing.  He's not really showing interest in crawling at this point, but man can that boy roll.  He's also starting to scoot along a little bit, so it will be interesting to see how he moves along once he decides he wants to be more mobile.
-Rowan has a temper.  He's started to throw baby tantrums when he doesn't get something he wants right away.  He can certainly scream, but he calms down fairly quick when he gets distracted by something else.  But boy oh boy, can that boy get mad.

Rowan also made his first trip back to South Dakota.  Nana and Papa came into Omaha for a few days and we decided to head up to SD so my dad could go to a doctor's appointment and Rowan could meet a few people.  It was a whirlwind trip seeing as we were in Rapid City for about 36 hours, so we certainly didn't get to see everyone we wanted to, but we got to see some very important people.  It was good to be back home even if it was for a short time.  I'm hopeful we'll get to head back later in the spring or early summer, but we'll just have to see how work is going at that point.  

Those are the big highlights.  Hopefully we'll have some more pictures to share soon.  =)

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