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6 Month Update!

on June 6, 2012

My guy is 6 months old. Half a year and the best 6 months of my life. Its hard to imagine a time when he wasn’t here. I’ve heard things really shift at six months and thats true for our little man. He is so much more aware and active!

Size: George is still a small banana baby. He was about 15 pounds (10%) at his 6 month check up. He is 27 inches long (50%). He is a little smaller (percentile wise) than at his 4 month appt, but this sometimes happens when they get active. Doctor said he looks great and is on his curves. I was a little nervous about how small he is, but did some reading about exclusively breastfed babies and found that there is a wide range of normal. All babies are different! But its my job to worry about stuff, right?? I feel like his luxurious head of hair is a pretty good indicator of just how healthy he is…ha!

Sleep: Whoa. This has gotten A LOT more challenging in the last few weeks. All of a sudden, George is fight sleeping, tooth and nail. He will start dozing off while he is eating and then slap himself in the face or pull his hair so he won’t sleep. Ugh. We have started a more consistent bedtime routine, including dinner then bath or walk (alternating days), story, eating then down to sleep around 8pm. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t. I really want evenings back to spend with Clay and relax and George needs 10-12 hours of sleep. So, we are working on it. George wakes up usually 1 time during this stretch around 5am to eat. He still does well with naps, 2 or 3 a day for an hour or two. We are playing with the 3rd nap to see how it effects his bedtime. We are still co-sleeping and its still working well for us.

Eating: The biggest change this month is SOLIDS! He has now had avocado, mango, prunes, sweet potatoes, oatmeal and pears (in that order). Next up is green beans! He is an okay at it, but is learning fast. He has never been a lusty eater, but I think he likes the food. I’m making all of his food and really enjoy it. And it actually tastes really good. I think I need to eat more purees.

He is still eating 6-8 times a day from me. He gets SO distracted while he is nursing and pops off to look around and it drives me a little nuts. But nursing is a quiet place and singing a calming song before we start tends to help. I also got a nursing necklace from chewbeads that helps keep him busy.  He gets 1 bottle from daddy in the mornings when I’m at work (6-8 ounces).

Temperament: Still the sweetest boy ever, of course. We see more and more of his little personality every day. George is quick with a smile and has a FANTASTIC belly laugh. He loves to flirt with everyone and anyone can hold and love on him.

He is incredibly laid back most of the time, but is starting to get pissed when things don’t go his way. Its getting less and less cute. Haha. George still rarely cries–usually only when tired or if he is trying to chew something and we take it away. Oh, and the arching his back when crying has made its debut. Awesome. But, he is pretty tough and doesn’t cry when he falls over and bonks his head or similar things. He is SO alert and watches everything. He loves watching cars go by, so if he is ever upset, I take him out on the front porch and he calms down instantly.

Milestones: George is a pro at rolling in both directions (he has been doing this for quite sometime). He can get up on his hands and knees for a bit, but mainly is just pushing forward with his legs, or pulling forward with his arms. He can go pretty far by scooting. Once these get coordinated, we are in trouble. If there is something he wants, he WILL get to it, either by rolling, scooting or pulling it. He still loves to stand and can hold himself up on objects.

George is really good at sitting up on his own now with the use of his hands. He started at about 5.5 months, but was really wobbly. Now he hardly ever falls over (unless he wants to). He even rode in the cart like a big boy at IKEA. He’s great with manipulating objects and loves to play.

Hearing: He seems to be doing SO much better, but we will know more in Friday 6/8 when he has a booth test.

He is the best baby ever. Don’t you just want to pick him up and cover him in kisses??

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2 responses to “6 Month Update!

  1. Chris says:

    To answer your question … YES!

  2. valentine says:

    Oh my goodness…he is so freakin’ cute! Can’t wait to visit again soon!

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