Monday, March 11, 2013

6 Months Old

I can't believe that I have a 6 month old. I can't believe that Dan and I are parents. PARENTS. I am someone's Mother. It still blows me away. None the less, here he is. A whole 6 months old. A half of a year. Time to start planning his first birthday :)

*His schedule goes a little something like this....Wake up anywhere from 5:45-6:30 (not cool). He usually isn't hungry until 7:00. I sometimes think he could go until 8 without eating but I nurse him at 7:00 anyway. He only eats for about 4-5 minutes and then he gets distracted - usually by Shadow jumping off the bed to chase after Laser). He gets barley at 8:00 (sometimes with a little bit of banana) and then usually gets another nap before 11:00. He gets 5oz at 11:00 and then a veggie at 11:30/12. We have done carrots, sweet potatoes, squash and green beans. Carrots make him gassy so I will not be going back to them. After lunch he gets another nap around 1:00. His next bottle is at 3:00 and then if we're lucky we can get a third nap out of him. He gets dinner of barley at 5/5:30 and then his last feeding (nursing) at 7/7:15. He usually falls asleep during it and is in bed by 7:30. Daddy does bedtime and rocks him for a little bit.

*He is starting to enjoy being read to. He will sit still and bang on the pages of the book.

*He is so vocal. He just started that last week. At church he was SO LOUD. Everyone was staring at us. I didn't want to take him out though because it wasn't like he was crying. Just a lot of "da da da da"'s.

*He's starting to enjoy his toys.

*Him and Dan will have raspberry battles. Dan will do it, then he will and he'll laugh and laugh.

*His naps are never longer than 45 minutes. He is like clock work with them. It is so frustrating but it's not like he's fussy after them. He jets up from his crib and is ready to go.

*His crib got lowered a little bit at school. He's not down to the very bottom but he's in the middle.

*He had his first snow day!

*I gave him a sippy cup at lunch time. He isn't really getting any water out of it but he plays with it. He doesn't get bottles a lot so he isn't really holding them on his own - which he should be because it's a skill to master at school. Oops. So I got him some sippy cups to work on that.

For his next month, we're aiming for sitting up on his own, holding his own bottle, and more large motor activities.

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