The Beast is six months old! He is 17 pounds and something ounces (I can't remember what the doctor said) and in the 50th percentile for weight and 28 inches long and in the 90th percentile for height. If I end up with a tall, skinny kid I am going to laugh (seeing as I am very not tall or skinny).
I can't believe he is six months old, he just such an amazing little boy and the light of my.....blah, blah, blah. Y'all he's teething. (Note the fake southern accent, means I'm freaking exhausted).
I always thought people were being overly dramatic when they talked about their babies teething but now I realize that they are not, they speak the truth - teething is pure hell.
He's not sleeping, he's crying, there is little I can do to make him feel better. Its frustrating, heartbreaking, and nerve wracking.
And the drool. So much drool. There is drool everywhere.
Last weekend was the worst of it. All he did was fuss, cry, and nurse. I didn't get much done that weekend. He seems to be getting a little better and starting to act like his usual happy self.
When he is not teething, he is a very sweet and happy baby. He is still not rolling but the doctor said she wasn't concerned with that. He can sit and is starting to manipulate toys. He makes funny little sounds and laughs a lot. Especially at the bullies.
And I'm going to give myself a little shout out here, the Beast is six months which means I have been breastfeeding for six months. I'm pretty proud of myself since I didn't think I would make it six weeks. It makes me happy that I am able to do this for my son and it eases my working mom guilt just slightly. I've become a stealth ninja pumper. I've pumped in parking lots, parking garages, bathrooms, and other people's offices. I've even started nursing in public. Mainly because I'm too lazy to deal with bottles. We are going to continue with breastfeeding with the goal of making it to a year. The Beast does get formula occasionally but I try to make sure that he mainly gets breastmilk. So far it is working for us.
P.S. These pictures of the Beast are totally crappy because I have a totally crappy camera. For those of you who are reading this (which is mainly my family), I want best buy gift cards for my birthday (which is coming up) so that I can finally buy the fancy camera I want. That's all I want. Best buy gift cards. Don't forget. No other presents are necessary. Just the best buy gift cards. So Dad, tell Mom that is what I want.