So this month my little guy is 6 months old. I can’t believe it’s already been 6 months since the day I gave birth to him. I’m always asking him to stay little and stop growing so fast, but I’m also so excited for every new little thing he does.
He’s really starting to get into everything now. If I’m holding a cup, he immediately goes for it. Anything that comes in his sight he will attempt to grab and put in his mouth.
He can almost sit up by himself, but if I’m not ready and watching, he’ll face plant. Especially if he has a toy in his mouth; he has no interest in letting go of it to stop himself from falling.
He can’t roll all the way over. He rolls from side to side. He hasn’t spent much time on the ground until recently. He was carried a lot in the early months and the last few months he’s been in his jumper a lot. I would’ve continued carrying him more often but he’s 23lbs.
Yes, I said 23 pounds. He’s a little chunk. Been exclusively breastfed. For the last several months he’s pretty much eaten every 2 hours, night and day. On rare days, it’s been every hour when he went through a growth spurt, or he ate every 3 hours. But the usual has been 2 hours.
He’s still cosleeping with hubby and I. That makes the night feeds very easy on me. I keep diapers on my night stand and when he starts waking, I sit up like a zombie and change his diaper and then lay back down to nurse him. I usually fall back asleep before he finishes. Oddly enough, I don’t feel tired like many people would think. I usually do take two 30 minute naps with him during the day though. That helps.
I probably wouldn’t need the naps if he didn’t insist on starting his day at an ungodly hour. Ungodly for me is anything before 8 or 9am. Which is most babies, I know. If I have to wake up before this time, I just feel tired.
He’s starting to stay awake longer between naps. It’s slowly advancing to be every 3 hours, and then he goes down for 45 minutes.
I’m not too worried about what he can or can’t do. I read in my baby book that I rolled over at 4 months. But I feel like trying to teach a child to do something they’re not ready to developmentally do is just a waste of time. He’ll roll over when he’s ready.
My goal as a mother is to just always cheer him on and be proud of what he’s doing in the moment. He doesn’t need to keep up with anyone else to win my affection. He’s my little boo boo and I love him for who he is in each moment.
He’s a very happy baby; everyone is always commenting on how content and healthy he appears (proud mama right here!).