Well, this little chap is certainly growing up fast! He was a touch over six months old for these photos and is a deliciously chubby little boy who looks older than he is, possibly due to the loads of gorgeous hair he already has. For this shoot we started at a local park near where the family live. It had been raining all week though, so the ground was soggy and options became limited, so we grabbed a few shots and moved on.We went back to their home to get the main lot of photos done inside and wow what a perfect set up they had in the living area. There were beautiful polished floor boards, against recently painted skirting boards and walls, with huge windows letting in loads of natural light from both sides. Master Lachie is still perfecting the art of sitting up, not that you would know if from the photo below! I love the series of images with Dad reading to him – he looks so thoughtful, as though he’s really taking it all in. And when they pulled out the jack-in-the-box, he became so focused. He’s such a cute little boy and with such a sunny disposition, it was an absolute pleasure to photograph him with his mum and dad and catch up on how he was going.
You passed the half year mark earlier this month. When you were born, we wondered how we would make it, but the time is passing faster and faster… So what have you been up to this month?
The day after the last letter to you, you decided that you had worked out how to sit up. After a week of this you were a pro at it and were already moving on to the next thing! Rolling started, slowly but surely, back to front over your left hip. Another week or so of that and you are now flipping yourself over and back like an expert and loving the different perspectives it is giving you on your world. We were a bit worried the first time you did this in your cot, but you soon realised it wasn’t the end of the world and you don’t scream the place down now when it happens. Another first – just a couple of days ago your first tooth came through!
I could swear you gave me a kiss the other morning. We have a little routine whenever we get you out of the cot or after a nappy change where we stand in front of the mirror as you love looking at yourself and mummy or daddy in the mirror. I usually give you a kiss on the cheek and have been getting snuggles back from you. Then one morning you turned to me and pressed your (open) mouth to my cheek. You then licked my cheek, but I’m sure that was you giving me a kiss.
You’ve also migrated out of having your arms swaddled. You started with one arm out – that took a lot of getting used to as you kept pulling your dummy out and losing it! After a few weeks of that we tried you with both arms out – after just one go settling you this way you were happy with it and now take your dummy out and put it back in again like an expert.
We had some fun with the camera this month to capture the 6 month mark and even managed to capture a couple of those cheeky grins this time.
Check out the next blog in the circle by Nicole to see her letter to her daughter.