leica and i went up to dallas last weekend to see aunt nadine
and the rest of the fam. 
 leica and aunt nadine

 grannie and leica

 me, aunt nadine, and leica

 flora explaining the exersaucer to leica

 flora testing out the baby items

 betsy and her oldest, river.

 coot and leica

 leica in the doll stroller, comfortable as can be.

 that's janet-snowwhite-lilly-lucy, my mom's new dog

leica with barbie and coot



half a year old!

this past sunday marked leica as six months old.
oh, how the time flies!
my mom came to visit us this weekend, too.
leica celebrated by sitting up by himself for the first time!

 barbie's visit was so fun. we spent a lot of time outside. 
the weather is finally enjoyable down here, so
we threw down a blanket,
listened to the birds, and felt the breeze.

my mom stayed with leica one night so that dustin and i could go out to dinner by ourselves. she also stayed with leica half of saturday while dustin and i worked on his house.
they got to know each other a little better.

leica, stunned and eating.

after bath time in the elephant towel barbie got him.
he looks sad, but he was just tired.
sweet little face.

just drooling outside.

really, the time has flown by. ive had a few really strange dreams over the past week or so having to do with infants and i think its just on my mind. leica's growing up! there is so much ahead of us, but i cannot believe that he's already been here for 6 months.

i laid out the onesie that leica came home in from the hospital. it was huge and baggy on him then, but now it barely goes down to his belly button. 
we went to his pediatrician today for his 6 month wellness check.
this is how he measured.
weight: 17lbs 6oz
height: 26.5 inches
head: 43 cm
his measurements hit right at the 50th percentile.
dr. sharp said leica's growth chart looks great, especially for being a month early. he's definitely got an appetite on him and over the past month or so has really started to focus concentrated attention on our food as well as his own. 
soon enough, my sweet boy, you'll be eating the pot roasts, pastas and stir fry mom and dad make right along with us.

 1 day old

 maybe a week old

 first bath

 1 month old

 teenie tiny sling baby

 3 months

5 months