Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy (belated) 6 month birthday, Robbie!

Robbie turned 6 months old on September 15th!  We can't believe that we have a 6 month old... he is growing and developing so well.  We are very thankful to God for this, and see as an answer to prayer as well as a huge blessing.  

Robbie's 6 month pediatrician visit was great - he was so brave for his shots, only crying a little bit and was immediately consoled by being in my arms.  And his new stats are quite entertaining:

Height: 29 1/2 inches - 99th percentile
Weight: 19 lbs 13 oz - 86th percentile
Head circumference: 18 1/4 inches - 97th percentile

He threatens to shed his nickname ('Meatball') since he's growing taller faster than he is putting on weight, proportionally.  His favorite activities these days include standing tall (while holding someone's hand, of course), trying very hard to sit up on his own, grabbing both feet and chewing on his toes, running in his exersaucer, rolling onto his belly (can't quite figure out how to go from tummy to back yet), and sleeping and eating on a predictable schedule.  

He's also becoming more social - when women stop to admire him in a store, he takes them in for a second, gives them a huge smile and then shyly turns his head into the side of the stroller or buries his face in my neck.  As far as personality goes, he's very studious, calm, go-with-the-flow, snuggly, content, happy, and gentle.  If I had to make a prediction, I think he will turn out much like his dad.  He lights up when Rob comes home from work, and for the hour or two they get to play together before bedtime, Robbie can be heard belly laughing and shrieking with delight at whatever it is Rob does with him.  Best sounds in the world.  :)

"Quit jabbering, and show us the pictures!"  Ok... here you go!

New favorite picture, to date.
(Standing up in front of the living room picture window.)

My little puppy.

Well hello, Hippy!  It's been a while... Did you shrink since we last hung out?

I still want to eat you.  

I like to stick my tongue out when I smile for Mom.

Being 6 months old is awesome!  I can sit in this chair without falling over, aren't you impressed??

My toes are one of my favorite toys.


kelseyarmbruster said...

Dear Robbie,

I can't believe how big you're getting!! Your aunt misses you like carzy... I might just have to sneak home from college so we can have a play date. I heard you have a lot of new tricks - practice hard so that I get to see you run in your saucer when I'm home! I miss you, I love you, and I think about you all the time! xoxo

Aunt Kelsey

(p.s. mom, breathtaking pictures - your living room window pic is so precious)

DeBlock's Blog said...

so, so, so cute...I can't believe we have to wait until Christmas to see him again. He is getting so big and by then he will change so much. It is going to be a fun and very "active" holiday. I can't wait!!!

Ryan and Kristin Zeeb said...

What just happened!? I feel like he changed so much in just a week or two or however long it was! He is getting so "grown up"....and what a CUTIE!!!! Oh, those were great pictures! I had to scroll through them all twice to make sure I saw every little detail! You have got one (really tall!) cutie!!!