Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tanner James: 6 months

  • We survived Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease.  Oh man that was bad.  I thought Tanner had a drool rash (which now I think he did have along with the HFM) but as the rash spread, we decided to go to see the doc.  He was diagnosed at first sight and they informed us that it was going around like crazy and is very contagious.  Unfortunately, you can get it over and over so it might be in our future also.  It seems to be the most common childhood disease around here.  We all had it but Blake and I had hardly any symptoms.  I had a fever and sore throat for a couple days and Blake had a runny nose.  Tanner had a rash all over but was otherwise pretty happy.  Kyle, on the other hand, GOT. IT. BAD.  I felt so bad for him.  It was head to toe and very uncomfortable.  The sore throat especially.  It's so weird how it affected us all in different ways but the doctor said that's typical.  The very last symptom Tanner and Kyle had came about a month after they were healthy again.  Their nails started falling off. So weird!
  • We went to Cabo.  Tanner's first vacation :)  We had such a good time.  Blake had the time of her life playing in the pool and Tanner loved cruising the pool with me in the water sling.  
  • Tanner is rolling all over the place and can get across the room in the 2 seconds you turn your back.  We have to watch him pretty closely. Especially since he puts everything he can get his hands on in his mouth.  He is really close to being able to sit up unassisted.  He can do it for a few seconds on his own but still topples over.
  • Spitting up is finally slowing down.  
  • We started solid foods and he LOVES it.  He's had bananas and peas so far and can't get the food in his mouth fast enough.
  • His hair is getting really thick now but it sticks straight up at the top of his head :)
  • He's sleeping in the crib and with us still and takes good long naps during the day.
  • He's still such a happy and easy baby.
  • My hair hasn't fallen out which is a nice surprise.
  • Concerts in the park started so we have been doing that weekly.  Tanner loves to ride in the Ergo and watch the other kids playing and listen to the music.
  • He officially has "real" poop, which we aren't too excited about :)
  • He's still making sounds but I would like a little more out of him.  I'm constantly singing and making animal sounds and babbling at him.  He must think I'm nuts.