Thomas Dean {six months}

Here we are, half way to one year! Despite the craziness of our life these days I honestly have never been happier. Our lives feel so full with our little man and we treasure every minute with him because we know how fast this year flies by. In all honesty, it took me a solid 4-6 months to adjust to being a mommy to Caroline but with Thomas it’s been so different. I don’t mind washing bottles, homemaking baby food or seeing our house wrecked with infant devices. I truly want time to slow down and have enjoyed every stage so much more this time around. We’ve also found ourselves babying Thomas a lot more than we did with Caroline. For example, this week Matt and I finally pulled the trigger and let Thomas sleep in his crib in the nursery instead of in the pack & play next to our bed. And we missed him. However, you cannot beat the sweetest little noises (even at 5:59 am) between these two. Caroline wakes up and is so excited to see her brother in the crib next to hers and they babble back and forth. We sure do love these babies.

Six Month Highlights:

  • 14 pounds
  • First Christmas and trip to Florida and met Grandpa! 
  • First trip to the emergency room for a super high fever. First ear infection, which turned into his first double ear infection. Poor little man battled his second nasty cold for over two weeks – terrible cough that would cause him to vomit up his bottles, too congested to sleep, etc.
  • Takes four 8 ounce bottles during the daytime and 4 ounces of purees twice a day. So far we’ve done sweet potatoes, butternut squash, blueberry + chickpea, carrots and mixed veggies. 
  • Size 2 diapers, 6-9 months clothes.
  • Transitioned to crib in nursery.
  • Holding his own bottle when he wants to.
  • Obsessed with tags, strings and cups.
  • Wakes up smiling and doesn’t stop until he goes to sleep. Nothing makes him light up more though than when his sister is around. Those two have such a deep love for one another.
  • Pacifier is hit or miss. Finally putting it back in his own mouth when it falls out.  
  • Loves his feet and touching everyone’s face.
  • Has reached for us to pick him up a few times.
  • Sitting up unassisted for short periods of time before falling over. 
  • Took a tumble out of his swing so now he’s strapped in at all times. 
  • Introduced sippy cup just because he kept reaching for sissy’s cup. He mostly just chews on it.
  • Lost 3 contacts this month.

Six month favorites: Ear thermometer / Exersaucer / Fisher-Price Lights Piano / Sippy Cup / Winkel Rattle / Links Toy / Baby Einstein Tag Along Tunes /  JJ Cole Agility Carrier & Baby Bjourn
Mustela PhysiObebe No Rinse Cleanser /
Dohm Sound Machine / Nuk & MAM pacifiersNose Frida / Bumbo Seat / Boogie Mist Saline Spray

 Somehow we misplaced our alligator this month. Still on the hunt…

 And for fun…

Thomas & Caroline at six months




  1. P!nky
    January 13, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    He is soooooooooooo cute and handsome in those sunglasses!

  2. Hanging with the Hirsts
    January 13, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    How adorable!!! Love that Caroline loves having him in her room now! You have the cutest kids and I die watching them on snapchat!

  3. Lauren Honeycutt
    January 13, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    He's ADORABLE!!! What a precious picture!Lauren :)

  4. Laura Wyatt
    January 13, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    he's such a little prince! we love him so so much!!!!

  5. Nichole @
    January 13, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Goodness! I can't believe it's already been six months – such a sweet post!

  6. Liz Jo
    January 13, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    How is he 6 months? I'm sure you can't believe it either, but it seems just like yesterday he was being born!! Your family is precious! I can't remember why but what was your reasoning for having them share rooms again? Would you say it was a good decision for all?liz @ sundays with sophie

  7. Jo
    January 13, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Happy 6 months sweet Thomas! Yes time sure does fly! I love what you wrote about the adjustment period being a non-issue with Thomas because I already feel that way just in preparing for the new babe, that in my mind, I'm already "there" and am ready to soak it all in because the past 20 months have FLOWN by crazy fast!

  8. Simply LKJ
    January 13, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    He is just precious!!

  9. Cassie
    January 13, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    So sweet!

  10. LHWinstead
    January 13, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    He is the cutest— I love his outfit! Cant believe he's already 6 months!!

  11. Courtney@PancakesandSparkles
    January 13, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    How cute is Thomas with those sunglasses on, he looks like such a happy baby!Feel so sorry for the illnesses that he has had this last month! Hopefully this month is a lot more healthy for him.

  12. Rachel
    January 13, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    He is so cute!

  13. Natasha
    January 13, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    i love the losing contact stat… hahaha!!! he is seriously THE cutest thing friend!!! i would love to see pics of their shared room and the sweetness of them in the space together

  14. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    January 13, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Aww I LOVE his adorable picture!! So, so cute!!

  15. Jennifer at The Champagne Supernova
    January 13, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    He is such a cutie pie. I LOLed regarding the pacifier comment. My kids can't live without them, which is a blessing and a curse. Cheers to making new blogger buddies! xoxo

  16. Jenn
    January 14, 2016 / 12:22 am

    What a handsome man!! I love hearing how the two talk back and forth. I can't wait to have a second one to experience that, too 🙂 so sweet.

  17. Julie Wlodychak Borm
    January 14, 2016 / 12:57 am

    Thomas is so handsome! I love reading about how you feel like it's different with #2 than with #1 in the baby phase. I am so nervous what to expect but it seems like even after all you and you're family have been through the past couple of months, that you've made the transition to 2 with ease 🙂

  18. Evelina
    January 14, 2016 / 1:43 am

    Those baby aviators are everything! Hoping he's feeling much better after those scary hospital-causing issues.

  19. Meggie
    January 14, 2016 / 3:32 am

    Your children are adorable! I am curious if you have any tips on the two little ones sharing a room at this age? My little ones are 20 months apart and I don't have it in me yet to move my 2 month old in with her sister in fear they will wake each other up.

  20. Tracy Stegall
    January 14, 2016 / 4:15 am

    Oh my goodness that picture is too cute! Your children are precious!

  21. Andrew
    January 16, 2016 / 9:52 pm

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  22. Alexandra Bee Blog
    January 24, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Such a cute little man!!

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