Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mason is 6 month

We had Mason 6 month appointment yesterday. The doctor said he is growing very well and catching up quickly to a full term baby. He is in the 80 percentile of a 4 month old which is his corrected age and in the 35 perecntile of a 6 month old which is his birth age. He weighed in at 16lbs and 26 inches long.

Mason can now roll from tummy to back and he gets half way from back to tummy. He still does not enjoy belly time but can now do a full push up. He is always trying to grab stuff that is in his view. He has a lot more control of his arms and hands. He looks at everything and everyone. While we nurse he gets easily distracted now, the world is very interesting for him. When it comes to sleeping he still takes two naps during the day and usually is ready for bed at 630-7 but does not actually fall asleep till 8. We are still co sleeping half the night since when he wakes up in the middle of the night its easier just to put him in bed and nurse him back to sleep. Talking about nursing we are still exclusively nursing and still going strong. He did try some rice cereal last week and he seemed to like it but at this point anything that goes in his mouth he likes. His doctor said we could probably start solids in the next month or two so im looking forward to making my own baby food. We think he has also started teething which has not been very fun I feel sorry for my little guy cause there is very little I can do. We are cloth diapering full time during the day for 3 months now. We still have not found a night time diaper I like so we use sposies. Right now we use Fuzzi Bunz which are Rauls favorite since they are like sposies. In the past two weeks he has also found his high pitch voice and I mean very high! He has gotten very vocal and loud too. He makes us laugh all the time.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

First Beach Trip

For Veterans day we decided to take Mason swimming at the beach for the 1st time. We went to KoOlina since they dont have the killer waves like North Shore. The week prior we had taken him to the pool and he really seemed to enjoy that but we had to get out cause he started sticking his hand in the water then putting it in his mouth. N/e who I got him all dressed with his UV protected swim stuff which Raul thinks its to much but I for sure dont want to have a burnt baby. Raul took him to the water and he got a bit scared at first because it was cold. When we were all in he really liked it. He was so relaxed in the water that he fell asleep. We took him out and he finished his little nap under a palm tree. After he woke up he played a bit with dad and then we headed home since we did not want to expose him to too much sun.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

First Halloween

This year was Mason first Halloween and we dressed him up as a little turtle. How appropriate for living in Hawaii! Our church was having a Fall Festival so we decided to take Mason. Even though he is still to young to play with all those big kids he loves staring at them. I feel bad sometimes because he gets this look in his eyes that he wants to go a play with them but does not know how to move towards them, before he knows it he will be running around with them. They had some little rides and games for the kiddos and food mmmm. We also got the opportunity to se a beautiful horse. After we ate we decided to take Mason to go see the sunset. This was his first time at the beach. I loved his expression when he got to feel the sand and water. We also got some awesome pictures. I was telling Raul how this time next year Mason will almost be 2 years old. I cant believe how quickly time is going by. It makes me appreciate every minute I spent with my little guy even more. Everyday I am amazed at how wonderful God is by blessing us with our little boy. I know HE has amazing plans for that 3lb baby. Every pound and every milestone Mason is proof of Gods grace and power!