so much has happened in the month since my last post. max is now 6 month & 1 week today. he is getting so big so fast. at his 6 month appointment he weighed 16 lbs and was 27 in length. he is in the 25% range for height and weight... but his "little" head is in the 50% range. big heads run in our family. :)
we battled his first ear infection which was not fun. i felt so bad for the little guy, but after 10 days of antibiotics he was all clear. after that passed we let him "cry it out". max was still waking up several times a night and once we knew he wasn't sick, hungry, or needing a diaper we let him cry. the first night was complete torture. he screamed for over an hour. the 2nd night he cried for 45 min (not the blood curdling scream from the night before) and by night 3 we were down to 15 minutes and he has been sleeping beautifully ever since. he still wakes himself up from time to time but nothing major. we are all getting more sleep and everyone is happy.
we also went to the beach with Ryan's family. it was a wonderful week and visiting with Ryan's brother and his family was an added bonus. we do not get to see them all that often so it was nice to have a few days to catch up. my mom tagged along so it was nice also getting to spend time with her. we went to the beach club at Ft. Morgan. school was still in session so we felt like we had the place to ourselves. in hindsight we chose the perfect time to go. since the bp oil tragedy there is oil and debris on the very beach where we played 3 weeks ago.