Marshall is 6 Months Old!

18 Aug

Guess who is super pumped about being half a year old?

This guy…

Isn’t he the cutest?

I can’t hardly believe that half a year has gone by since Marshall came into our world.

He’s fit in with our family so seamlessly that it’s hard to picture life before him.

Anyhow, here’s the low down on the littlest Perk…

Quick Stats:

Height: 27 1/2 inches…90th %

Weight…16 lbs. 12 oz…45th %

Head…17 1/4 inches…50th %

In layman’s terms…you’re super tall, kinda skinny, and have a normal sized head.

Who knew babies hands could be so cute?

He’s Mr. Personality already.

He hasn’t really taken to the pacifier the way his big brother did.

His way of soothing himself…

Baby boy loves him some fingers.

But not just any fingers. It’s always his middle and ring finger. Every time. In fact, someone asked me the other day if those two fingers are constantly wrinkled and prune-like since they are ALWAYS in his mouth…and I’m surprised they aren’t. It’s funny because at first I was kinda bummed that Marsh wan’t taking to the pacifier-but the way I see it…in a stressful moment, it will be WAY easier to find Marshall’s hand, then to frantically search all over our house for a stinkin’ pacifier.

Here are some other exciting Marshall-isms going on in your world:

*Food: Since you were four months old we’ve been doing cereal, vegetables and fruits and much like your brother-you’ve loved it all. I don’t care too much for the spoon-feeding stage, so I’m already looking forward to you being able to feed yourself.  I’m hoping we aren’t too far off-seeing as when I feed you, you tend to grab my wrist to help me hurry up and shove the spoon in your mouth.  Apparently I’m not quick enough for your liking.

*Sleep: You rock. You go to bed at 7:30 pm and we don’t hear a peep from you until at least 7:30 am, sometimes later.

As far as milestones go…

*You started sitting on your own about a month ago.  You still topple over occasionally and Henry thinks it’s really funny when you do.

Oh, and you drool A LOT.

*Speaking of drool.  You got your first two chompers…your bottom two teeth, boy are they cute.

Sometimes you smile and I swear all I see is those two teeth, and your sweet little chubby cheeks.  Which actually aren’t all the chubby.  Nothing about you is all that chubby. You are long and lean despite my greatest efforts to “beef ya up.”

*You are officially up on all fours, and currently utilizing the “inchworm” method of crawling.  You haven’t quite figured out how to alternate legs yet, but you are super close.  Of course we are in no hurry for you to take off with crawling yet-because we know once you do, we are back in baby-gate mode.  It’s been quite a few months since we’ve had to have the gates up, and I’m not so sure how big brother will react to no longer having easy access up and down the stairs.

*Speaking of that sweet big brother of yours.  You two ADORE each other.  When Henry comes in the room, your face immediate lights up.  And the feeling is mutual.  When Henry sees you, he almost always says: “Oh hiiiiiiiiiiii Marshy” in this really high-pitched voice.  His version of baby talk I guess.

Big brother has always got your back.

Don’t be fooled by the sweet smiles…these boys are ALL kinds of rotten.

And not only do you have Henry wrapped around your finger…

Mommy and Daddy are pretty darn smitten as well.

Marsh ‘n Mommy.

Handsome Perks Men.

Marsh, with all the joy you’ve brought us in the first six months of your life-we can only imagine how much fun the next six months will be.

Thanks for making every day brighter with your sweet smile baby boy.

We love you Marshy-Moo!

Happy Thursday Loyal PERKS followers!

5 Responses to “Marshall is 6 Months Old!”

  1. Jillian August 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    He looks so much like you!!! I love it!!

  2. Abs August 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Love the post Linds!! The boys like so adorable and can’t believe how big they are getting!!

  3. Gwen August 19, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Absolutely DARLING !! Can’t wait to see them again.

  4. Jenny August 19, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    Marsh is changing right before our very eyes!!!!!! How can you not want to reach out and kiss all over that face 😉

  5. Tucker's Mama August 24, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    NO!!! He’s not 6 months already, is he really?!?! Oh my gosh, where does time go????? We seriously need a pause button….. 😦
    And, around these parts, we think skinny boys ROCK 😉

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