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griffin {six months}

 Griffin’s half birthday came and went and we didn’t even celebrate…I was too busy being sick. Bummer. We will just have to celebrate big when he turns one instead! I can’t believe six months have gone by already. Here is Griffin at six months (a little late).
It is a miracle that I got this six month picture…

 …because the rest of his pictures looked more like this. I would set Griffin down, get up on the chair and pick up my camera…and by that time he had already flipped over. He is my first baby to be able to roll over from his back to his stomach. He is all over the place…a crazy rolling baby.

 And if he wasn’t rolling over he was busy eating the six month flash card. I have a feeling that once this boy starts crawling I might have my hands full.

Dear Griffers,

You have now spent a half year with us now and we are so in love with you. Actually, the past month has been a little rough (we still love you lots though). You got sick for the first time with ear infections, bronchitis, and thrush all right in a row. And Mama was sick too. Not fun. You are still not sleeping through the night, but you are getting a little better. And we are having to do a little sleep training around here lately which is hard on a mama’s heart. I am praying that month seven will be the month of good sleeping!!

You started eating cereal this month. Let’s just say you were not a fan. You spit it out every time and pierced your lips as tight as you could when the spoon got near your mouth. Your doctor said maybe you are hungry and we need to get you eating more foods. Let’s hope you like fruits and vegetables better than your cereal.

You are so wiggly. You are my first baby who can roll from your back to tummy. Way to go! You roll over the second I set you down anywhere. You are wiggly and it is getting hard to even get you dressed. You are sitting up too, but still with help from pillows. I think you are too wiggly to keep your balance. 🙂 You like sitting up to play and you love your walker too.

You love your brother. You are much more content when he is nearby. He brings you toys and shoves your pacifier in your mouth when you need it. He is always wondering how you are doing and where you are. If you are screaming in the car he looks over and yells at you to have a happy heart. A sweet brotherly bond already.

Happy half birthday, sweet boy!!
Love, Mama
  • onlymehere - I’ve followed you for a long time and this post just tugged at my heart strings. How can it already be six months?! You have such adorable kids and I have enjoyed so much your creativity with them and your faith. Thank you and happy six-month birthday Griffin!ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - He is just so adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft - Soo stinkin’ cute! I love how you call him Griffers. 🙂 Think it’s time to update your blog header to include the 6 month old cutie. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - OH my goodness the chub. I would never stop cuddling that little guy!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Harris - i love griffin!!! it meant so much to me to get to see him and you at the cottage! i really try to contain myself, but, honey, he is just THE CUTEST!! so amazing.
    i hope you guys are feeling better.
    and yes, sleep training is so so sad and hard to do.ReplyCancel

  • Creole Wisdom - What a sweetheart, just look at those thighs!

    Sorry you were sick, that’s no fun.ReplyCancel

  • Meggie - He is sooo cute! And he reminds me so much of my youngest baby boy who turns 7 months today. =) My little man is wiggling and rolling and scooting all over the place! Happy 6 months, Griffin!ReplyCancel

  • Mum2twopreciousgifts - Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing Jess.

    Michelle 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Bekah - I love his big happy smile! Such a cute little dude! My youngest will be six months on saturday, so I understand the bewilderment at how fast the time is going!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I can just imagine Levi telling his bro to “have a happy heart” That is hilarious–and so precious!ReplyCancel

  • Auntie EM - What a little cute doll. I love the chubby baby legs and arms. So sorry you were sick and your baby, too. Hope you have a wonderful, joyful Easter. We have so much to be thankful and grateful for but I think you already know that. I pray God’s grace and love is with you always. You are a wonderful person (and creative!!) and I can see in your blogs and pictures how much love you have for you sons, daughter, and husband. Cora is smiling down on her brothers and parents with love.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Happy half birthday Griffin. Love the little nickname “Griffers”.

    Sarah @ This Farm family’s lifeReplyCancel

  • Selena - I can’t believe it’s been six months… he’s precious, and looks so content and happy. I’m sorry he still isn’t sleeping… the other night I was thinking of you as I turned my son’s noise maker on. I was wondering if something like that might work for Baby Griffin… it’s the life-saver at our house, and goes with us when we travel to hotels, family’s house, etc. Just a thought. 🙂

    I look forward to watching him grow! And by the way, we call our Emmitt, “Emmers”… LOVE it!! xo

    Happy Easter week!ReplyCancel

  • Miss G - Hi Jess, we introduced solids to our little guy with an approach called Baby Led Weaning. There’s a book that I checked out of the library or you can get on amazon. I don’t know if it’s something you’d want to try or if it would help Griffin like solids better but just thought I’d mention it in case.

    We had to do some sleep training too and it was hard but after two months of that my guy is the BEST sleeper! There is hope!! Take care, KellyReplyCancel

  • Paula from NY - Happy Half birthday Griffin! I have been enjoying getting to know you these past 6 months, just as I have enjoyed getting to know big brother Levi.. I love seeing pictures and hearing stories of your every day lives.. Sending hugs to you and your sweet family! <3ReplyCancel

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Oh my goodness! Happy 1/2 birthday! Love these pictures. Thank you for sharing these!ReplyCancel

  • Aja - Sweet boy!! Good luck on the sleep training- it is hard. 🙁
    And I’m cracking up imagining Levi yelling “have a happy heart!” at poor Griffin. Hilarious!ReplyCancel

  • May - He is just the loveliest baby,,, babies and toddlers, and children are wonderful gifts from God xxx
    Regarding cereal….take it from a mom of 3, my boys hated it…my baby (15 months ) hates any processed ready made food,,, he loves Eggs ( i make half boiled eggs === you live on a farm, so you’re the luckiest with the healthiest and yummiest eggs), he eats home made chicken veggie soup mixed either with rice or oats… I make Giant batches and freeze them into individual portions,,, maybe he would like mamas home made food… also my babies all loved Fruit (pears, apples) and sweet potatoes (the only store bought prepped food they dared eat. So relax, im sure he will love something, they dont have to all eat rice cereal (have you tried it? It is soooooo plain) Nothing in comparison to Milk (formula or moms).ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - I am going to start using that… “have a happy heart.” my almost-two-year-old is going through a VERY whiny stage and I think he needs to hear that. Hopefully it works!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Ramsey - I am a new follower of your blog and I really look forward to reading it! Just wanted to let you know, you aren’t alone. My baby boy just turned 8 months and isn’t sleeping through the night. It’s been rough! We started sleep training about 2 weeks ago and it is improving but still wakes up a couple times. Praying for God’s strength for the both of us!ReplyCancel

  • Dana at StrawberryTart! - That is so funny! I just took my daughter’s six month pictures and she kept flipping. I had to ask my husband to help. She has become a more difficult supject to capture – she is rolling and moving all over the place too.ReplyCancel

  • The Mershawn's - He is sooo cute!ReplyCancel

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