I have a 6 month old!

Sometimes I feel like I'm still playing house.
I am a wife and a mom, and I don't know where time has gone.
I couldn't ask for a better full time job.

At the ripe age of 6 months...
 He LOVES his tongue and uses it a lot,
especially when he is focused on doing something.

He loves to stand. He always wants to stand.
We have been working on taking steps ha.
He is so curious.
Everything is so new and exciting to him.

He sits up on his own!!

Sleeping is going great. We put him down between 8 and 9 PM and he wakes up around 5 (sometimes goes until 6) to eat and then goes back to sleep until 8.
(there is the occasional, once in a blue moon, night that he will go straight until 7:30 AM but it's only happened like 2 times)

I get the "Mom of the year" award, (not)
because his favorite thing on earth is Red Mango.
Every time we go I let him lick my spoon and regret it every single time because he always wants more.

He is in all 6-9 month clothes and has been for a few weeks.
It makes me so sad!

He loves sweet potatoes and bananas and pears.
Rice cereal is a struggle in the mornings, but we are working on it!
I feed him baby food around lunch, and the rest of the day is still breastmilk.

My sweet husband has some really late nights (late night classes) and long days with school and sometimes doesn't make it home from school to see Ryan before he goes to bed. 
(and leaves before Ryan wakes up)... 
So luckily this little peanut keeps me company and happy.
I seriously can't imagine what I would do without him.

We do everything together.
We get ready together, we play, we read books.
He is literally my best bud.

SOOO when daddy IS here (sometimes I keep Ryan up at nights just to see him)
Ryan is on cloud 9.
He loves his daddy.
 He will talk your ear off with "babababababa" and grunts.

He giggles all the time and it's the cutest thing ever.
 As long as he isn't tired, hungry, or has a messy diaper, he is the happiest baby on the planet.

He scoots everywhere. On his back- not on his tummy- he hates tummy time haha.
We put him to sleep on one side of his crib and he wakes up on the complete opposite side all turned around.

He takes 3 naps a day still.
My favorite thing ever is when he wakes up in the morning.
He is such a little cuddle bug.
I will bring him in bed with me and he will just lay there and giggle and play.
He is so happy.

His bald spot on the back of his head is going away and his mullet keeps getting longer and longer.
We won't cut it. It's way too cute.

 He loves being outside.
His favorite thing in the world are the swings.

He is such a little flirt. He smiles at all ladies and loves being center of attention.

Speaking of center of attention. I spoil him by holding him a lot during the day
and he gets mad if I leave him in a room by himself for too long.

He won't take a binky to save his life (I don't know where we went wrong- so sad)
and he occasionally sucks his thumb.
He is more of a hand sucker.

He gags himself with his fingers on accident. hahaha
It's so sad, but we can't help but laugh.

He drools everywhere.
He figured out that he can spit and he spits all day.
Good thing it's the cutest thing ever at this age.
(Ha down the road we will have to teach him it's not good)
He is the sunshine to my day.
I didn't know such a little thing could melt and own my heart like he does.
Pretty much the best 6 months ever.

Karina Marie Powell


  1. OMG he's the cutest 6 month old baby!!! He's adorable...I wanna just squeeze those cheeks. He's going to be a little heart breaker later :)

  2. happy 6 months, Ryan! you are SO SO cute!

  3. Oh my goodness, how freaking adorable. I remember when he was just a little basketball on you -- LOL!

    Have a great weekend dear!
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  4. Is he the perfect baby or what? Crossing my fingers for a good one! haha.

  5. Happy 6 Months little guy! I just want to kiss those little cheeks of his.
    He is one of the cutest little boys I have seen (aside from mine, of course).
    He is so darn handsome. It makes me want more babies NOW!

    Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  6. The pictures of your little one are absolutely the cutest. I love seeing them on your IG. Also I can't believe we have 6mo old boys either! They are so much fun though! Also … boys with combover are the best! Haha!!!!

  7. Awwww sweet, precious little Ry! He is such a doll! I've said that so many times but it's true...that first picture, and the one where he's so peacefully sleeping...looks like the Gerber baby!

    I hope y'all have a great weekend!!

  8. I stumbled across your blog and fell in love!
    This is just the cutest!
    I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more!

  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and following! Your blog is so cute and so is your family :) Following you back! Have a wonderful weekend. xo