Today is my little guy’s half birthday… six months old! That’s crazy to me.
I’m not quite sure on his exact size since his six month appointment isn’t until August, but I’m guessing he weighs somewhere around 19 pounds. He’s in size four diapers and wearing 12 month clothing.
He’s growing his hair back, so that’s exciting! He had a ton of hair at birth, but lost a good amount of it after a bout of cradle cap. I’m glad to say, he’s getting a nice, full head of hair again.
He is an eating champion! He currently gets baby food once a day and has tried all of the Gerber stage one foods so far. He’s liked everything except for peas, which the doctor warned us about ahead of time about, saying that babies don’t like peas for some reason, and he was right! He has enjoyed all the other fruits and veggies though (but hated the Beech Nut Chicken. We gave it to the dog). His favorite is probably squash. He also loves bananas, but we have to combat it with prunes the next day. He’s been getting baby rice or oatmeal too with his food. He leans forward toward the spoon with his mouth open when he’s being fed and gets excited when the high chair comes out.
This past month, he finally met his Florida great-grandparents and celebrated his first Fourth of July! These were both really exciting for us. I also spent my first night away from him for my best friend’s bachelorette party. I had a fun time, Jerry did fine on his own, and all was well. I missed him, of course, but everything went smoothly.
We’ve been working on sitting up independently. Usually when I let go, he topples over after a few seconds. He did, however, sit up for a minute or two in the grass at my mom’s house yesterday! It sucks that I was at work and missed it, but I’m hoping it means our practice is paying off. I’m going to see if he sits up again today. We’ve also been putting him in his walker (he manages to move across the room very slowly) and his Baby Einstein seat. His toes touch the floor so we have a pillow under there for now, until his feet touch all the way. He enjoys it for a little while (15 minutes or so) and looks at the toys on the side, then he gets sick of it and cries. He also has a teether with two pieces of cloth at the end. When I rub them on his cheek, he closes his eyes, wiggles his face, and smiles so big. It’s the funniest (and cutest) thing in the world. I think he’s going to be ticklish like his mama.
There are still no teeth yet, despite all the warning signs like excessive drooling and everything going into the mouth. I keep checking his mouth though! He’s also still not really rolling. He goes from his back to side, but that’s about it. He hates when I put him on his tummy. I’m starting to think he may be one of those kids who skip crawling and go straight to walking.
He continues to love his binky, walks outside, when I sing to him, and dogs… he thinks they are hilarious, especially Dakota.
I can hardly believe it’s been half a YEAR since he was born. I am continually amazed by my baby and how fast it’s all going. Here’s to the next half a year!