James @ 6 Months!

posted by Andrea | 01/14/2016

james @ 6 months

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly… James is already 6 months old! 

He is such a happy and joyful baby almost all the time, he is eating and growing well, he loves his mama, and although he still isn’t sleeping that well at night, he IS a good napper!

He cut his first 2 teeth last month, he’s crawling, rolling, jumping like a crazy, drooling everywhere, and growing a little bit more hair… I think he might be our first blondie 🙂

Like I mentioned earlier, he’s a pretty consistent napper, which is fabulous! I usually still need to rock him to sleep (not necessarily feed him, but rock him) but I don’t mind that one bit.

Similar to Simon, James LOVES his crib and is happy to lay there and play with a few toys for a bit after he wakes up. He has also been very interested in his monitor lately — it might be time to move that out of his crib!

Life with an infant, a toddler, and a preschooler is certainly crazy, loud, and very chaotic at times… but so far, it seems to be nice to have our kids quite close together.

I haven’t been taking the cute white onesie pictures every month with James like I did with the other kids; however, I wanted to make sure I took some onesie pictures at 6 months… just so I could compare them to Nora and Simon’s 6 month pictures.

JAMES @ 6 MONTHS :: He gets the award for the first to cut teeth, the first to crawl, and the most content disposition.

NORA @ 6 MONTHS ::  She gets the award for the first to sit, the bluest eyes, and the best “camera smile”. (Here’s the link to Nora’s 6 month post.)

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SIMON @ 6 MONTHS :: He gets the award for the most hair, the chunkiest thighs, and the first to sleep through the night consistently. (Here’s the link to Simon’s 6 month post.)

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Obviously, there are some similarities between all my kiddos, as well as lots of differences — but if I had to choose, I’d say James looks more like Nora than Simon.

6 month comparison

 

The last 6 months have moved quickly — but at the same time, when I think back to the day James was born, it feels like ages ago.

I have a feeling the next 6 months will move just as quickly… and before you know it, I’ll be back here sharing Nora’s big plans for James’ first birthday party!

Happy HALF Birthday, my Joyful James!

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13 comments

  1. JoDi

    01/14/2016

    So neat to see all three of them at the same age. I think James looks more like Nora too, but he also resembles Simon. You can definitely tell they’re brothers!

    It’s great that they’re close in age too. When they are too far apart, they don’t get to enjoy the sibling experience as much. My 3 sisters each have 2.5 years between them, and they were very close growing up. I’m the oldest and there’s a 6.5 year gap between me and my first sister so although I enjoyed having sisters, I spent more time babysitting than anything else. 😉

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  2. Cathy

    01/14/2016

    Almost 34 years ago I was married, Had my 5 children in 7 years and now I have 10 grandchildren and I get to be a young grandma and spend everyday with 6 of them the oldest just turning 8. I love them being so close in age and I love the chaos and especially love nap time. Your babies are beautiful!!!!!!!! thanx for sharing. Life is good!!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    wow — you are a busy grandma! I don’t think I could do 6 kids every day!

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  3. Emily

    01/14/2016

    Oh what a little love!! I think James is a great combo of Nora and Simon. They definitely look like siblings!! 🙂 Happy 6 months James! Didn’t realize James and my Jonathan are exactly 2 months apart. We’re celebrating the fourth month milestone today! 🙂

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  4. JJ

    01/14/2016

    He is absolutely adorable! He looks like a combo of his brother and sister. Beautiful kids!

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  5. Michelle

    01/14/2016

    CUUUUUTE!!!!!! All of them!

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  6. Barb

    01/14/2016

    Andrea,

    He looks adorable! Thanks for sharing the updates on all of your children. I always look forward to seeing how they are growing and changing!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Barb! He is a cutie… although I suppose I’m a bit bias 🙂

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  7. Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen}

    01/14/2016

    Oh he’s such a love <3

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  8. JoAnn C.

    01/14/2016

    I can’t believe I’ve been visiting your blog for so long. It seems like yesterday Nora was a little babe, and now she’s a big sister to two. Wow! Congrats to you and Dave, and many thanks for sharing updates on the children.

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    Andrea Reply:

    I can’t believe it either!
    There are so many times when I think “I remember writing this about Nora…” and now I have 2 more that have passed through that stage of life!

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  9. Paulette

    01/14/2016

    Joyful is a great word to describe him! He does look like his big Sister.i remember expecting my children to look exactly the same (don’t ask why I thought that way), and then being kind of surprised at the differences. There is no doubt that your children are Dekkers! Thanks for sharing the sweet pics, Andrea. I always enjoy them so much. 🙂

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Paulette! Yes, all our children have similarities — it’s so fun to watch their personalities differentiate so much though!

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