Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy 6 month birthday, Blakey boo!

I'm sure he'll love that little nickname when he's 16. 6 months ago today I was laying in a hospital bed convinced that in about 2 hours I'd have a beautiful baby boy. Nature had a different idea of how things would go down. You can read about it here. (It's long and slightly depressing. I was really emotional about the whole experience for a while.)

But, this blog post isn't about me. It's about our little baby who is growing up way too quickly. It seems like yesterday he was snorting when he cried and didn't know the meaning of the word sleep. (Well, we're still working on the sleep thing.)
 I've always wondered how some women can look amazing after they give birth. 
I was not one of them, nor will I ever try to be. I'm having a baby here, people!

Now, Blake has 2 teeth, not much more hair than when he was born, and a set of lungs that has only gotten stronger with time. He loves to play in his jungle bouncer and make all sorts of wonderful noises for the people below us to wonder what the heck is going on up here. He can't crawl yet, but can push himself backwards. He usually ends up pushed under the couch, staring at me like, "Ummmm, I'm stuck."
 He's gotten really good at eating solids. We started peas yesterday. He's not really a fan of those. But, who is!? I'm guessing he is close to 17 pounds, 27 inches long. We don't go to the doctor for his 6 month check up for another 2 weeks, so we won't know how much he's grown until then. Overall, he's a pretty happy baby. I'm excited to see what the next 6 months have in store! (and slightly nervous about the whole crawling and walking thing. At least now he stays in one general area!)
Happy birthday, Blake!


Chelsea said...

I literally busted out loud laughing when I saw your boys matching tie shirts!!! Have they gone public in those yet?!? He is such a doll, but I can't believe he's only six months, it seems like he's been part of the gang forever!

Whitney said...

They haven't gone public yet. It's hard to believe there was a time when he wasn't part of our family. Sometimes we just sit and say, "Can you believe there's another human here with us?"

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

OMG those shirts are awesome! There's no way I could have gotten Brian to do that....Evan's way cooler!

I can't believe he is so big already. Please give him a hug and kiss for me...I miss him (and you!) so much!

Losing Brownies said...

Thanks, I love it when people stop by!

I just read your birth story and some of it sounds so familar. I was in active labor for almost 16 hours after my water broke. I didn't progress pass a 3 when I had to have an emergancy c-section. The Boy's heart rate went from 120 to 180 and I had a fever. My fluids were infected. I got to see him for two seconds before they rushed him and my husband out. He had to spend the first 48 hours in the nursery because they put him on anti-biotics for infection. I didn't get to hold him until almost 5 hours after his birth. Then to make matters worse my incision split open when he was 5 days old and then my uterus had gotten infected. We were in and out of the hospital for the first month because of me. It was horrible.

I hope you'll follow! I'll be sure to come by and visit you too!

Whitney said...

I definitely will! Ugh, your birth story sounds horrific...especially the incision splitting. Yikees!

Mrs. Dean said...

I love the matching tie shirts!

Losing Brownies said...

I just wanted to let you know that I awarded you with the versitile blogger award. :)

You can see it at

Lindsay said...

He is seriously such a darling baby boy.