Dear Hunter, you turned 6 months old yesterday! Oh my, where has the time gone. I just can't believe that in another 6 months you will be 1. You are beginning to get quite a little personality. You love to be sung to, and tickled and most importantly you are in love with your brother. Everything must stop when you hear his voice, including nursing. Which at times is very frustrating to me, but I still love that you are enamoured with him. You are now eating 3 solid meals a day because you have decided that you don't want to sleep through the night anymore. Your day is the following, you wake up anywhere from 5:30 to 6:30 AM nurse and go back to bed for a couple hours, (Logan wakes around 6:45 or 7, so there is no sleeping in for mommy anymore) then you wake around 9 and eat some bananas and Oatmeal, we usually go for a nice long walk, about 2 miles, with a stop at the park. Then it is back home to nurse around 11 or so, then you get pears and rice and nurse and go down for a nap, which these days is about 30 to 45 minutes. boo hoo!!!! Nurse again around 4 or 4:30, eat dinner around 6 or 6:30 (which is either sweet potatoes or butternut squash with a little rice, soon to try green beans), nursing right after you finish. Around 7:45 you take a bath with Logan, which you insist on now. If you hear that water running and you aren't in the bath with him you are screaming with anger. I think it's pretty cute, it's just one more way you show us you love your brother. While your screaming Logan is asking over and over and over again if "Hunter take a bath with me?", which is his way of showing that he loves you. You nurse again around 8 or 8:30 and again aroud 10 or 10:30. Then it is off to bed. You are my alarm clock around 2:45 every morning, you just want your back rubbed or to be rocked. No longer are you being swaddled, as of the last few days, we thought that was why you were waking up. Who knows now though. Hopefully you will figure it out soon though, mama can't function on 5 1/2 or 6 hours sleep. We are starting the cry it out method now.
We are so in love with every little noise you make, you are a squealer, that is for sure and you can sure hit some pretty high notes with it. We are trying to get lots of video recording in of you and Logan so that you have something to watch when you guys are older, it's pretty funny watching him put stickers on your head or telling you which toy to play with or not to spit up. He is quite the attentive big brother. Halloween is coming up and mama is pretty excited about your costume and trick-or-treating.
Logan insisted on being in on the 6 month shot, so we took off your nice shirt (Logan said you were going to spit up) and snapped a couple of you two together. You both wanted to watch the cartoons on T.V. or make silly faces by sticking your tongue out. I am so in love with both of you I just didn't think it was possible for a heart to grow so much, but mine sure has. I am soaking in every minute with you two cause once these days are over there are only days when you are older and arguing or beating each other up. (hopefully not for many years)
Love you so much!
Hugs & Kisses