Tuesday, February 15, 2011

6 months!!

happy half birthday to you, happy half birthday to you ...... hard to believe it has already been 6 months since the little mackman made his entrance into this world. it is crazy to think that in 6 short months he has gone from a little 4 lb nothing to an almost 15 lb happy and thriving baby. The first time I tried to feed him a bottle, he was 1 day old and it took 60 minutes for him to drink 5 mL (not even half an ounce) and just 5 minutes ago I fed him 6 ounces in less than 3 minutes.

at six months - Mackey is rolling all over our living room. he doesn't seem to mind that he is usually covered in dog hair. Anytime he is laying flat on his back, he is working his ab muscles and doing little baby sit-ups. He laughs at the dogs and when he is watching Dashy being crazy. He sleeps most nights from 7:30 until 7:30. He is a happy and content little man. He weighed 14lbs 14 oz, which is the 10th percentile and was 27 1/2 inches long, which is the 75th percentile. He is probably going to be tall and skinny just like his daddy and all of his uncles.

his hair has always kind of been an indeterminate color - but lately i think his real blonde hair is coming through and finally getting longer. I can't tell if it is going to be as white as dash's but he is definetly a toehead and likely will stay that way for awhile because both his eyebrows and eyelashes are blonde too. I have no idea where these blonde boys are coming from but i can tell you it is not the postman because our postman is quite possibly the devil, and these sweet boys are totally not the spawn of satan.

6 months seems like such a milestone --- but before i know it he will be 1 and running all over the place.

Mackey attempting to drink his first bottle --- before the feeding tube was put in.

5 days old hanging out in his hut in the NICU...

Mackey at 6 months hanging out  with Daddy on Valentines Day.

love him.

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