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The BoldHeartMama is willing to take calculated risks to make her biggest dreams come true. She is living out her BoldHeart in the moment, making small moves and taking little steps that add up, and she's cultivating a good life for herself and her family in the process. Read More!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Merritt is Six Months Old

Merritt is six months old. There’s a lot to love about him right now, especially his little arm and thigh rolls, and the way that he still curls his legs up into his belly and stretches his arms up over his head when I pull him out of the sling after a long nap.
He is wildly interested in the food that we eat and has had a few tastes here and there of peaches, watermelon, figs, and chicken. He rolled over for the first time yesterday, belly to back and back to belly, one right after the other. I guess he has been capable of it for awhile, just hasn't been given enough floor time to practice.
He is a really happy baby as long as he has undivided attention, and he still spends much of the day in the sling. Merritt takes 2 or 3 naps a day, and in the evening will sleep for an hour or so by himself some nights, which gives me the chance to relax without a baby in my arms. It’s not much, but I take what I can get!
I was looking through some of his NICU pictures and found this one.

He looks so tiny with that pacifier as a reference.


  1. Aww...I was looking back at some old pictures too and it is amazing how fast they grow! What a sweet little guy!

  2. Wow. I can't believe that he is 6 months already!

  3. He does look huge in comparison! It is crazy how fast they grow during these early months. It seems like once they start rolling the milestones start coming full force!
    I'm in complete denial about Adelle turning six months old in a few weeks :( Where did our tiny, floppy,sleepy infants go?!

  4. i found your blog last month when my little one was in the hospital ... it's encouraging to see how far your Merritt has come in 6 months ~ So precious (& healthy) !

  5. I'm glad I got to see the boys the other day! They are def changing every time I see them! Merritt is still a little itty bitty but much heavier! lol


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