6 Month Update





I am a bit late on getting this  6 month update up! We have been so busy and I kept forgetting to snap some pictures of Baby William with his 6 month sticker. But never the less, I finally got around to it. 



Weight/Length:  He is a big boy! At his 6 month check up, he was 22 lb 8oz and 29.33" long, that is still in the 100th percentile. Like I have said before, he is my biggest baby. 

New Milestones: He is now scooting all over the floor on his belly, I am pretty sure we are going to have a crawler soon! He has learned how to walk on his walker really well, which means he started pulling things he can reach. 
Sleep: He still sleeps very well during the night and wakes up anywhere from 6:45-8am. He is usually down again around 10am for his morning nap and then again 2pm and 5pm. He goes to bed any where around 8:45pm-10pm. 
Eating: I am still nursing, however it has come to the point where I am actually thinking of stopping. William gets very distracted when we nurse, I go to a quiet room, yet he still gets distracted if he hears the kids or any noise. Then he stops and won't latch on anymore. It gets so frustrating. When we are out in public, he won't nurse at all! Even somewhere private, he is too busy taking everything in. It has come to the point, where I have to bring my pumping bag and pump a bottle for him just so he can eat. I was at IKEA yesterday and was glad that there family bathroom had a plug outlet, I pumped and fed him, he still gets to look around even while he is eating his bottle. I  

We also have started to introduce solids. Some new things we have tried so far are mashed potatoes (which he loved!) Pureed split pee soup (he wasn't very sure about that) Baby puffs (He loves) pureed peaches (didn't like)

My Pediatrcian said that I can give him cut up soft fruit and veggies like cooked carrots and cut in half grapes, I really think he is too young for that. I have tried giving him a soft carrot but he started chocking on it. She said that he is such a big boy, he should be able to eat that already... I am not too sure. Any thoughts?



Diapers:  I have him on the biggest setting on the bum genius cloth diapers. Size 4 in disposable. I love it that Target is now selling Honest Diapers.

Clothing: He is already wearing 12 months. I had some 18 month carters play clothes sets that were gifted to us, which I washed and they shrunk, so they fit him now, I can't believe they fit him. I mean he is only 6 months old!

Mood: He is usually  a very happy baby especially when you are playing with him or carrying him around. But his top tooth is coming out and he is getting cranky again.

loves:
  • Baby toys
  • Bathtime- He has discovered how to splash with his hands.
  • Outdoor swing.  He loves to watch his sister and brother play and usually takes a nap in the swing. It is a life saver with I am doing yard work outside. His jumper
  • He loves to jump in his jumper and his walker.
Doesn’t Love:
  • He doesn't like diaper changes or clothing changes. As soon as I get him down on the pad or bed, he tries to get away and starts to cry.

  • What I Want to Remember:
  • How excited he gets when he sees us.
  • How he opens his little mouth when I kiss his face.
  • How happy he is when he wakes up in the morning, and how he "talks" in the morning.
  • His tiny two little teeth
  • His cute little smile
Mama Update:
  • I believe I can say that I am all back to normal now. 
  • I still have not gotten my period yet (still breast feeding)
  • My hair stopped falling out by the handful, I fact I now see a lot of baby hairs growing.
  • I am 6 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. I fit in almost all of my pre pregnancy clothes, but I still  have to get my tummy toned. I just wish there was more hours in a day. Which is 3 pounds lighter since last month. So even though the weight loss is slow, It is getting there. 


Thanks for visiting.

Rita

1 comments:

  1. Just a comment about the choking- he most likely wasn't choking on the food. If you read about baby led weaning, a baby's gag reflex is very far forward on their tongue to prevent them from choking on pieces of food. It may look as if he's choking but he's actually gagging and learning how to manage the pieces of food. My son was around 6mo when we started giving him large pieces of cut up food (nothing round like a grape)- the easiest for them at this age is large slices of avocado (roll in puffs to make it easier to hang onto), spears of steamed zucchini, very soft steamed carrots, etc. The earlier you can give them pieces of food the faster they'll get the hang of eating- and the gagging will go away very quickly once he figures out what it is that he's doing :)
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