So just like that, my tiny baby turned 6 months old on the 1st. And he's not my tiny baby anymore. We were dealing with a small cold this week, so I took him to the doctor and he now weighs in at 17lbs exactly (still 50%) and is almost off the charts in length at 28.5" (98%). If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we purchased a convertible carseat on sale (Britax Marathon for $139!) on Cyber Monday and plan on moving him into the big boy seat after the holidays - I can't believe he's only 1.5" away from being too long for his infant seat.
After my freak out over how I couldn't possibly have a baby who is half a year old, I did Preston's monthly photo shoot and had to recruit Jake to help me with keeping this little man from moving all over the place so I could actually get some good shots. The theme of month 6 - ON THE MOVE! Our running joke is that P is into "rock and roll" as he basically can't sit still or in one place for more than 3 seconds at a time. He's either rolling across the room or up on all fours, rocking like crazy.
And then right at 5.5 months, he took off and actually crawled for the first time! We had a few weeks of belly scooting leading up to that but one night when Jake was working late, P decided he REALLY wanted to get Spencer who was chewing her bone in the living room. So he just decided to crawl over to her. Cue me screaming and calling Jake to freak out to him. He still probably scoots more than he crawls at this point, but having a crawling baby is crazy!
Likes: Crawling/scooting, sitting up and playing with toys, eating (we are LOVING BLW!), putting everything in his mouth, his exersaucer, trying to pull up on things (mainly me), Spencer the dog (BFF's for life, I swear), grabbing our faces/hair, going on walks and just being outside in general, Sophie the giraffe, his sippy cup, puffs
Dislikes: naps at daycare, diaper changes first thing in the morning, sitting still, laying on his back, burping (yes, still)
Milestones: Ummm pretty much everything! It's just mind boggling how fast he learns and does something new. This month he mastered sitting up, continued scooting, started crawling, started drinking from a sippy, eaten about 8-10 different kinds of foods (we'll be starting with more variety now that he's 6 months). Every day is so fun because we never know what he will do next!
Personality: I've really noticed this month that his personality is starting to develop more and more. He's a pretty intense little guy - he is very determined and will stare at a toy or object tying to figure it out for a long time. His curiosity is crazy - basically he just wants to be in the middle of everything and experiencing everything he can. He loves to babble and "talk"to us and his toys. In the past week, he has gotten SO smiley (which makes me happy because we used to have to work really hard to get him to smile) He also seems more aware of us and interacting with us when we talk and play with him. You can tell he understands some things we are telling him and wants us to show him and teach him about certain things. He may be staring to recognize his name a little bit too because he will turn his head if we say "Preston". It's just so awesome how much fun he is!
|His crazy hair on the sides of his head cracks me up!|
He also eats puffs like crazy - he's not great at picking them up yet, but loves to try and is so excited when he gets one in his mouth. He's also obsessed with his sippy cup. We ended up trying a few different kinds and he took to the straw sippy the best. So he has water in a sippy and daycare recently tried putting some formula in the cup and he was able to get down almost 6oz at a time. So we're working on formula in the sippy more often (at least for daytime feeding - I still want him to have bottles in the morning and at night)
Sleep: I still need to write up my sleep training post, but let's just say - we are back to being a well rested household! Sleep training is no joke but the end result was well worth it. He typically goes down between 6:30-7:00pm and then is up for the day between 5:30-6:00am with no middle of the night wake ups (except in rare instances, which is totally fine with me!). His napping is still sort of random - especially at daycare because he hates to miss out on anything. On the weekends, we follow a very loose EASY (Eat, Activity, Sleep, You/Mom) schedule and can usually get 2-3 pretty good naps out of him.
This month has seriously been one of the most fun and exciting in my whole life, just watching how much he's learning and discovering. He seems so big and grown up to me, but at the same time, he still will let me snuggle and cuddle him every once in a while too. I can't wait to see what the next few months have in store for us! Love you little man!