Harry: 6 months old

8 May 2016

We arrived to our new home in Cape Town on the day Harry turned 6 months old.  Pretty much the same age I was when my parents returned to Cape Town after living in the UK.  Isn't it funny how life works out?  So this post is late, but better late than never.

Harry is such a chilled, go with the flow baby.  I suppose that is quite common with the second ones as they just have to fit in around the toddler brother who is just constantly on the go, playing with playdough, kicking balls, eating snacks, watching TV or demanding "Jack do it" for the umpteenth time.  He is very attached to his mommy though - phew, it can get very tiring but this too shall pass.  And I know that when it does I will miss it.  So I take a deep breath and I give him an extra squeeze.  Or I go make myself another coffee and inhale a packet of biscuits. Either works.

Harry loves to bath and is just about sitting on his own now.  He always is looking around, watching Jack, trying to crawl, grabbing anything in sight.  He is going to be another busy one, no doubt.  His laugh is just so infectious, his smile beautiful and his fat rolls just adorable.  He has started on solids but isn't overly keen - I am thinking about doing a bit more baby-led weaning but I just have to get my act together and do a bit of research as to what to give him.  When I feed him he just tries to grab the spoon the whole time and wants to feed himself so food ends up all over his hands, my hands, my clothes which I don't mind but maybe he would prefer to explore himself.

Harry ADORES his jumperoo - it is just so cute watching him really go for it and jump.  He gets so excited.  And he is chatting away too which just melts our hearts.  He has the most loving look on his face each morning when he sees Jack and giggles away when Jack starts talking to him or tickling him. He loves to cuddle and often nestles into my neck, it is such a lovely feeling.  I hope I remember these little things.  I want to bottle them up and just treasure them.  It goes by so quickly.

We are so blessed.  We are so grateful.  We love you Harry.  Happy 6 months my boy.


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