Yupp, that's right...Parker is 6 MONTHS OLD today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe for a second that it's been 6 months since I had my little man :(
**Here's a brief run-down of the past 6 months:
~Parker was born at the same time the swine flu was born
~I worried myself SICK over Abby and Parker getting the swine flu
~Seriously, I cried non-stop over the thought of it
~I kept Abby home from school for 2 months so that she wouldn't be exposed to it
~I pretty much stayed in the house, with both kids, for 2 months so we wouldn't be exposed to it
~I turned into a HUGEEEEEEEEEE germ-a-phobic, and made everyone sanitize their hands about 50 times when they came to visit
~I drove my friends crazy
~I finally got on Lexapro (I'm thinking I'll have a Lexapro post soon)
~The Lexapro kicked in, and life was good...once again!
~I started back to work...full time
~November was a super busy month for me, but I loved being back in the real world again!
~December was all about Christmas...shopping, parties, pictures, food, Santa...
~November and December= still no set schedule...kinda crazy at the Bishop house!
~January, Abby turns 3, still no set schedule
~February, a schedule is starting to be set
~March, here is our fabulous schedule:
-I get up at 6:00 am every morning and spend the next hour getting ready..by myself!
-I get the kids (and the hubby) up at 7:00 am and spend the next 45 minutes getting them dressed, fed, and packed up. (Michael helps get bottles ready, bags packed, car warmed up, and kids buckled in)
-I drop the kids off at school around 8:00 am and then head across the street to my office (perfect set up)
-I pick the kids up at 4:30, and head home to do whatever activities have been devoted to that specific day (Monday-family time at the house & 24, Tuesday-gymnastics & American Idol, Wednesday-church & American Idol, Thursday-family time, Friday-weekend plans begin)
-Michael, Abby, and I eat dinner around 6:00.
-I feed Parker his dinner around 7:30.
-Parker gets his last bottle for the night around 8:30.
-Both kids are in bed by 9:00. (This may sound late to some...but it works for us)
-Michael and I spend the next hour and a half together!
-Hit the sack around 10:30
**What Parker is doing at 6 months:
-rolling over. He does not like to lay on his back, he immediately flips over.
-starting to scoot a little bit. If you lay a toy out of reach while he's on his stomach, he will inch towards it.
-grabbing noses, pulling hair, poking eyes. If you're laying close to Parker or holding him, he will reach up and pinch your nose, or grab your hair, or poke your eyes! I loveeeeeeee this, because when you say "OUCH!!" He'll look at you and laugh.
-loving on his sister. Parker L-O-V-E-S Abby!!!! He always wants to see what she's doing, and he's even started "bothering her."
-talking. And when I say talking, I mean coo'ing! He has started to say "Da-Da" a little bit, and he'll scream "Ma-Ma" only when he's crying! Hey, I'll take whatever I can get :)
-he loves cell phones. I seriously don't know why we waste so much money on toys, because all he ever wants is a cell phone!
-he's spending lots of time in jumpers and walkers. I didn't think we'd ever get to this point. But he loves his free standing jumper and the door way jumper. He also loves his walker...even though he can't move it yet :) Poor baby has his mommy's short legs
-as mentioned before, he is finally sleeping the entire night in his crib! He's always been a good sleeper, but he's going from 8pm to 8am with no bottle...and that makes things so much easier on me!!
-he's chewing on EVERYTHING. He's been doing this for a few months now, so I'm just waiting for a tooth to pop up any day now. Anytime he has something in his hands, it goes straight to his mouth. However, his favorite chew toy is his fist.
-he's a happy baby! This child has the most precious smile that will melt your heart in a second! And the best part is, he is always smiling. However...catching it on the camera is a different story. Both my kids are hard-headed picture takers!
**The 6 month check up:
~He's in the 30th percentile for weight (15 lbs), 50th percentile for length (25 3/4 in), and 75th percentile for head. He's got his daddy's head ;)
~Dr. Smith said everything looks great, and his previous wheezing has stopped.
~And props to daddy for taking Parker all by himself. Michael hatessss when the kids have to get shots. He will literally leave the room and make me sit in there with them. But he took Parker today all by himself and sat with him through the shots. He's such a good daddy!
**The past 6 months in pictures:
"Every good and perfect gift comes from above"
Thank you, God for this perfect gift!!
one proud mommy,
P.S.-Happy 1/2 Birthday to Ryder Wilson also!!! :)