So, first things first: Owen is 6.5 months old now! I honestly can't believe it. The time is flying by and I'm trying my best to document everything about his life so that I can always remember these sweet days.
|6 month picture taken by Aunt Laura with Roots Photography|
|He wasn't very impressed with the snow...maybe next year!|
Another exciting milestone in our house: Owen has 2 teeth! His first tooth (bottom right) popped through on January 23rd. Just 10 days after his 5 month birthday. I was so shocked to see it pop through so fast, especially after reading that babies can teeth for MONTHS before seeing a tooth break through. His second tooth (bottom left) finally popped through on February 9th. For awhile Owen would just rub his tongue back and forth over his new teeth trying to figure out what in the world was in his mouth. Those little teeth definitely change the look of his little grin and it makes him look much older now. But those teeth are the cutest little teeth I've ever seen. :)
|You can see a faint little pearly white in this weekly photo :)|
The girls have really been wonderful little helpers. They take turns waking Owen up in the mornings on the weeks they are with us. They love going to get him and it has been really fun to watch them with Owen. They are so nurturing and very natural with him. In fact, just this morning, Peyton asked to get Owen up for me to feed him and when I walked in his room, she was changing his diaper for me. I don't think she will ever know what a big help that is. I never push that sort of thing on the girls because I know just having a new baby in the house is a big enough adjustment but they continue to surprise me with all the things they want to help with. Now that Owen is eating vegetables in the evenings, they both beg to help feed him. We are getting into a really good routine with the girls and the older Owen gets, the easier life with 3 becomes. But man, those first few months were hard!
|with big sis Peyton|
Spring is in the air here....I'm looking forward to evening walks with my family and preparing for a larger garden this year. So many exciting things to come and I'll do my best to blog along the way. :)