Dear Christian,

I can’t believe we have reached your half birthday! Six month is such a huge milestone in so many ways, and here we finally are. Not that I didn’t enjoy the days leading up to here, but I have to admit that I am truly enjoying you at this age.You are seeing and noticing so many things. Before, you used to lay still and view the world, but now you want to be an active participant.

You weight 18 lbs 11 oz at this point and are 26″ long. Such a chunkamunk! You have the cutest wrist rolls and thigh rolls. Your round little cheeks stop people on the streets (I promise I’m not just saying that…people do stop to talk about your cheeks). You didn’t get the nickname Mr. Cheeks for nothing!

You truly are a happy boy. You smile a lot and not just at me, but at everyone. You will flirt with anyone who peeks at you in your stroller. Of course you have your moments, but overall you are one pleasant boy (I am sure I will deny this in the future). As a matter of fact I truly enjoy bringing you everywhere with me. People tell me to go and do things on my own, but I just don’t want to. I like having my buddy run errands with me. You make a great partner.

You definitely have a mind of your own. You know what you want, and will do anything to get it. With feet that are constantly going, I have a feeling you will be on the move sooner than later. At this point you prefer to stand as much as possible, and can even hold yourself up by holding on to something. This makes mommy very nervous, because I don’t think I am ready for a mobile child.

You are fearless. We started Mommy and Me swim class and you didn’t bat an eye when we dunked you under. Your daddy and I started to bring you to the beach, and I think you like it. Kind of hard to tell at this point, but what I do know is that you don’t hate it.

Mommy constantly has to entertain you. I get it though, I always want someone to play with me too, so I don’t judge. I enjoy it. You make me laugh and you make me smile. We can also throw in a few headaches, not to mention exhaustion, but it comes with the territory.

I am truly blessed to get to spend every day with you. I can’t imagine it any other way. Reading this letter back it seems like every day is sunshine and roses, but it’s not. What it is, is an amazing adventure, and a journey that I am so happy to be on. We are learning everything together little man. All I can do is try my best to be the best mom I can be, and I am enjoying finding out who you are growing up to be. Your little personality is really starting to shine through!