Saturday, June 17, 2017

Baby Boy 6 Month Update

Age: 6 months

This little guy is blossoming more and more into a content, happy, observant baby.  I think he's over most of his medical setbacks and has been on a good streak for quite awhile now!  Baby brings so much joy to our family with his deep chuckle, lightning fast rolling skills, grabby hands, and love of being involved in anything Gideon is doing.  What a sweet 6 month old little love!

Weight: 19.2 lbs

Length: 26.5 inches

Sizes: This little tank is still in a few 6 month pieces still but I have had to bump him to 9 months because his round tummy and humongous squishy thighs!  They are epic.  He's a size 4 diaper and mostly doesn't wear sock or shoes since it's not the right season

Eyes: Still blue and still beautiful.  His eyelashes have stayed long and curled which just add to the schwoon factor

Hair: Red!  I think I see a little blonde on top, perhaps from being outside more not that he ever gets a lot of direct sunlight.  It's getting longer everywhere and is so soft.

Sleeping:  Baby wakes up around 6:30 in the morning and heads down for his first nap at 8:30 am.  He sleeps for about 1 hour and then back down for his next nap hopefully at 12:00 pm which is the same time as Gideon's.  His third nap is short but happens around 3:30/4:00.  He sleeps 11 solid hours at night which is cannot sing his praises enough for!

Eating: Eating has gotten better and better for him.  Sometimes it's a huge struggle and he's just scrambled in his tiny brain and won't calm down enough to eat.  For the most part he'll latch, drink and be content.  He's eat 6 oz bottles during the day and a bedtime bottle of 8 oz.  He also started solids!  He's had rice cereal, sweet potatoes, pear, apple and squash.  He doesn't love any of it so far, ha!

Milestones/Words: Roly Poly is his nickname for a reason!  He's going front to back and back to front and FAST!  He is sitting up longer and longer unassisted.  He'll creep forward on his stomach but is still a ways away from crawling. He's grabbing for toys and objects with so much intention and focus.

Memorable Outings:  This has mostly been a month spent around our home and around town.  We have tried a new park or two and extending our evening walks to new sections of the neighborhood.

Favorite toys/activities:  He loves any toys that are easy to grab and has a few balls with big sections to hang on to and gnaw on.  If it crunches and makes noise you know he'll love it! He still enjoys gnawing on his Sophie giraffe, looking in his mirror, being in his bouncer, and rocking outside on our rockers.  He is always a perfect angel on our evening walks and could last for hours in the stroller.

Funny Moments: Baby and Giddy were cracking each other up today!  Baby was grabbing for Gideon and Gideon laughed and laughed which made Baby laugh which made Giddy laugh harder.  I was cracking up watching them!

Looking forward to:  His crawling and movement!  He so badly wants to join in the fun in the backyard and right now he's stuck in his outside Go-Pod (outdoor bouncer).  It will be fun to see more of his personality come out too.  He has been "talking" more, we're learning what makes him laugh, and how much it lights up his life to have Gideon's attention.

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