Friday, October 17, 2008

Ronan's 6-month Birthday!

Six months ago yesterday Ronan entered our lives and opened up a world of love and joy that only parents know.  Ronan celebrated by feasting on two tablespoons of oatmeal cereal and plenty of warm breast milk to wash it down. 

A couple of notables throughout the day:
  • Continued practice sitting unsupported; he is quite capable of maintaining balance when not distracted.  That said, as soon as he identifies a must-grab object off of his center line onto his head he goes. 
  • His "determination lunge", an effort where he throws himself at a desired object, is evolving more into a controlled crawl.
  • He was indefatigable in his efforts to socialize with with anyone who looked his way.  
  • It turns out that he is a big fan of Monster in the Mirror performed by the lovable Grover.  He becomes an even bigger fan when Mom and Dad decide to dance with him to the tune.
  • He also threw his first temper tantrum; he was unsatisfied with not being able to get at the internals of his favorite noise making can.  He knew the top was removable (had watched Mom do this several times) but lacked the coordination to pry it off.
  • He finished the day by sleeping all the way through to 5:30 in the morning, giving his parents much needed rest.
In all, a wonderful close to the fist six month of life.

1 comment:

Holly said...

Oh goodie - A Blog like Todd has! I know how to navigate these things :-) Loved the account of Ronan's 6 month birthday - imagine being thrilled with 2 Tbsp of oatmeal! Just think of all the fine food he has to look forward to.
Hugs and kisses to the little guy (and the blogger & his wife, too!)