Friday, August 17, 2012

Sawyer: 6 Months

It was a lot harder to snap a photo this month, he's always moving!

Sawyer is half a year old and we just can’t believe it! What amazes me the most is the things a baby learns just in a short 6 months. It helps that Sawyer is one motivated baby. He gets his mind on something and he wants to do it no matter what. The last few weeks he has focused his attention on crawling & sitting up. And he is about 85% there one both developments. We go to his pediatrician Aug. 24 for his checkup and I will be sure to post an update.

Here is a video of Sawyer practicing crawling (best moves are at the 0:46 mark)

Stats this month:
Weight: 17 lbs.

Eating: still nursing and taking 6 oz. bottles at school. His eating schedule has stayed the same as last month but he’s been going a lot longer in between feedings, has even cut out that 9:00/10:00 a.m. bottle and waits until lunch. He has tried all the yellow, orange and green veggies and is now on Beets. They are definitely his favorite so far. We plan to start fruits next week.

Sleeping: Still loving his sleep, consistently sleeps 8-8.5 hrs. His new habit is falling deep asleep about 7:30 but we like to wake him up to nurse about 8:30 or 9 and put him back down.

Clothing: Wearing 6-9 month clothes. What shocks me is he still fits a couple 3-month sized pants. John is excited because his shoes are starting to fit.

Diapers: moved up to size 3

Happy Boy!
Playing: Sawyer loves to JUMP! He could spend all afternoon jumping on mommy or daddy’s lap (are arms have gotten quite the workout). Since last month he is scooting and turning in circles. He sits up for short periods of time by himself and supports himself by leaning forward and putting his hands on the ground. He “crawled” last Friday but only made one move forward and was done. He is getting good and pushing his knees underneath him but not the best and keeping his belly off the ground. He is a pro with his hands know and will grab anything in sight. He loves books and balls. His feet finally touch the ground in his walker. His favorite game is peek-a-boo. He can also finally touch in his walker and walks backwards around the house. John caught a video of it yesterday.

Talking: Lots of new noises. When he cries we swear he is saying “AMIE!” (I am sure his Aunt loves that) He loves to yell when he is happy and he grunts when he is working hard. He giggles loud now just when you make a silly face at him or when we play peek-a-boo.

Teething: We have a tooth!!! We spotting his left bottom tooth on Monday night (Aug. 13) and the right bottom is also making an appearance but hasn’t popped through. He is handling it very well so far and only fusses a little.

Other new developments: He is reaching for people all the time now and sometimes plays the game of reaching from person to person like he can’t decide. 


  1. I love the photos of him sitting up in his bed! Happy 6th month birthday Sawyer! Grandpa and Grandma E love you very much!

    1. Sawyer loves his Grandma & Grandpa E very much!!!