WOW!!! It’s hard to believe that Ben is 6 months old. He’s sitting up on his own for lengthy periods of time and he’s beginning to push up from his tummy to his knees and hands. Just in the last two nights he’s made forward progress by moving his right knee and lunging toward a toy. It won’t be long before he puts his hands in motion with that action. Guess it’s time to officially childproof the house. (ie. cover the plugs, clear off the coffee tables, and gate the stairs.) He still loves walking around with assistance. Sometimes, he even let’s go with one hand and thinks he can keep himself supported. Guess he’s just testing our reflexes!!
He had his 6 month check-up on Monday. He weighed in at 20 pounds and was 28 inches long. (Guess he’s still on track to be tall like daddy.) Of course, this doctor’s visit brought shots. He thought the nurse was a new friend as she played and smiled with him, then the reality of the shots hit. While crying after the shots, the nurse tried to talk with him and he cried harder. Guess he wasn’t too fond of this new friend. The visit brought yet another ear infection and a new antibiotic for him. It’s very helpful that he seems to enjoy the medication. (He actually squeals with delight as he sees us preparing it.)
We also took many pictures this past weekend. Of course,we took the monthly progress picture with our “puppy” Graham, some pictures of Ben exploring his new car seat, and some action shots as well. Here are some sample pictures. Be sure to check out all of them on our photo gallery in the October folder.