Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mason - 6 Months

Mason Richard Burnside

Age: 6 Months
Weight: 19 lbs
Height: 27 1/4 in
Mason loves:
  • His DADDY - Mason has always had a soft spot for his Daddy. But lately, when Brandon gets home from work, it's like God sent down a little piece of heaven. Mason gets SO happy & excited when Daddy gets home!! He loves sitting on Daddy's chest and pulling his hair ;) He also loves when Daddy tickles his tummy! He will do like a deep belly laugh! It's the sweetest thing :)
  • His bouncer - Mason got both a bouncer & a walker for Christmas. He's almost ready for the walker, so in the mean time he plays a lot in his bouncer. He will jump forever in that thing.
  • Being with people - I know I've probably said this before, but I did not realize how true it is until lately. Mason got real sick a couple of weeks ago (see details below) and we had to seclude him from everyone for a couple of weeks. He wasn't miserable, but once we started letting family come over again, his mood completely changed! He's a little social butterfly. He loves being around people, especially other kids & babies.

So...I've been an emotional wreck this week about Mason turning 6 months old. I started looking back on old pictures of when he was first born, and I would just start crying. I realize he's only 6 months old. We still have a while to go before he really grows up. But still. Yall - I saw an infant in the waiting room at the doc today and started tearing up! I told you..I'm a wreck! However, I will say that I am LOVING this stage he is at. His cute little personality is really starting to show and he's showing me how funny he is! I can already tell he's going to be a stubborn little booger (just like his momma AND his daddy!) He will fuss if I don't let him hold my phone or hold the spoon while I'm trying to feed him. I keep telling him we don't throw fits to get our way....but he doesn't quite get that yet. ;)

As you can see in some of the pictures, Mason has now learned how to sit up on his own. He'll sit up for 2-3 minutes at a time before he goes tumbling over. So we surround him with lots of pillows, blankets, & soft toys so he doesn't hurt himself in the process. With this whole sitting up thing, he really is starting to look like such a big boy!

A couple of weeks ago, Mason got very sick. He had the flu & RSV. Oh, it was awful. We had to do breathing treatments on him (which he HATED!!!) and give him Tamiflu. He actually took the Tamiflu great. But those breathing treatments just about did me in. His pediatrician said he might start wheezing again before the winter is over, and if he does we have to do a breathing treatment on him. But when she told me we could stop doing them (only if he needed one), I think I cried tears of joy. It was a pretty rough week. But obviously, we survived!

We are just now integrating him back into the real world! We are sticking only with family and close friends' homes. I won't be taking him to Target, Walmart, grocery stores, etc. At least until winter/flu season is over. I'm being very overprotective and I don't feel sorry about it. :)