...should be able to:
-keep head level with body when pulled to sitting CHECK
-say "ah-goo" or similar vowel-consonant combination CHECK
...will probably be able to:
-roll over (one way) CHECK
-bear some weight on legs when held upright CHECK
-sit without support CHECK (for 10 seconds or so)
-turn in the direction of a voice CHECK
-razz (make a wet razzing sound) CHECK
...may possibly be able to:
-stand holding on to someone or something CHECK
-object if you try to take a toy away NO- but he's not possessive yet
-work to get a toy out of reach CHECK
-pass a cube or other object from one hand to another CHECK
-look for dropped objects I'M NOT SURE
-rake with fingers a tiny object and pick it up in fist I'M NOT SURE
-babble, combining vowels and consonants such as ga-ga-ga, ba-ba-ba, ma-ma-ma, da-da-da
-feed self cracker or other finger food I'M NOT SURE- we've never given him any, but everything he grabs goes into his mouth, so "probably"
...may even be able to:
-creep or crawl NO
-pull up to standing position from sitting WITH HELP
-get into a sitting position from stomach NO
-pick up tiny objects with any part of thumb and finger I'M NOT SURE
-say "mama" or "dada" indiscriminately ALL THE TIME!
Here's a side-by-side of his first month chair photo compared to his six month chair photo. I'm so used to him looking the way he does that I almost can't recognize him as the little, squirmy baby he used to be. He's such a "boy" already!
(Note: as always, you can click on the photos for larger versions).
I don't have a good photo of him in the cabled cardigan, but I plan on taking one tomorrow so I can get started on my alterations. The sweater is adorable on him, but I'm really irked at the pattern- the sleeves are about 3" too long, but the body is about 3" too short! I should have expected the sleeves to be a bit long since it is a drop-shouldered pattern, but for the body? Come on! I spend the entire time he's wearing it pulling it down so he doesn't look like he's wearing something too small. Unfortunately the zipper is not going to be ripped and/or a longer one put in, but I have more of the dark brown so I will pick up along the bottom edge and knit down for as long as I can before I run out of yarn. There will be a gap at the bottom where the zipper won't go all the way down, but I'm hoping it will look deliberate.