Monday, July 18, 2011

Jack is 6 Months Old

So I am finally a half of a year old! So many things have changed in the last 6 months, it's hardly believable. I have learned and seen so many new things I don't even know what to make of it all! I think the last time I talked to you I was just barely starting to sit up, and I had just started rolling over from my stomach to my back. Weeeellll, I am here to tell you that I am a sitting and rolling machine!! I roll all over the place, and if Mommy and Daddy sit me somewhere, I can stay there and play for 20 minutes at a time without falling over. It is sooooo nice to be able to sit up on my own.

I have also been practicing my swimming strokes. I think Mommy said that I was a little scared of the penguin pool that Grammy Anderson bought me, but that was a fib!! I love hanging out in the pool and can't wait to go to the big kids pool. Mommy told me there was a wading pool close to our house, and the next free weekend we have, we'll be checking it out.

I also have a new swing on the deck. I really like it when Mom or Dad pushes me out over the deck- the higher the better! I can even face both ways. I think I like facing out more because there is a lot of neat stuff to look at behind my house.

I've also been eating a lot of solid food that Mommy makes for me. I've had peas (yuck!), green beans (yuck!), sweet potatoes, squash, avocado, pears (my favorite!), apples, and bananas. I like most of it, but I really wish they'd just give me pears and bananas all day, but they say something about vegetables being good for my health. I say, "Who needs them!".

Oh yeah, I went to the doctor recently and had my 6 month check up. Everything went well, except for the shots! I hate those things! I only cried a little bit, and I hope to never have to get a shot again. Here are my stats:

Head Circumfrence: 17.5 inches (70th percentile- it went up!  Thanks Dad.)
Height: 26.75 inches (60th percentile)
Weight: 17.8 pounds (56th percentile)

Well, I know in the next month I'll be doing a lot more stuff, so I will be keeping you up to date! Talk to you again soon.

More pictures can be seen here and here.


  1. I say the bigger your head the better!

  2. Yay Jack's back! I think you have a ways to go to catch your dads head, maybe a happy medium between his and moms should be your goal ;-). Enjoy your solids, before you know it you will be sneaking dad's bacon. Looking forward to see what the next months adventures bring you.

  3. WOW !!!! Has "Master Jack" ever changed !!!!!!!!!!! -- and we've only been gone 8 days !!!!

    As far as the veggies - Grandma Nancy NEVER NEVER NEVER ate her peas...and still picks them out sometimes too.

  4. It's amazing how much Jack actually changes from month to month. I'm sure he'll be crawling soon!