august 11th marked 6 months of your life. you continue to be a sweet baby. i still get up with you in the night which is the less than sweet part, but i am not willing to make you cry it out. you're much too fun to cuddle in the night, even when i am exhausted. you wear your hip brace almost 23 hours a day and i can't wait to be done with it--- neither can you! they said you'd be used to it in 3 days. you still hate when we put it on. the brace has slowed you down a bit, but you continue to surprise us. you can sit for a bit but eventually end up sucking on your toes. rolling isn't something you do often due to the brace, but it makes it easier to leave you on the bed. you continue to smile a lot and let the brothers smother you with their kisses and hugs. you prefer to be held, probably because you like to look around. you've really started chewing on your hands-- we're not sure if you're teething. you are currently weighing in at 20.13 lbs. holding you has become a serious arm workout and a minor back injury. i absolutely love your sweet and gentle spirit. the way snuggle in close and lay your head on my chest is a favorite. i am so grateful for you and the 6 months you've been with us. i love you!