Friday, February 7, 2014

6 Months Old!

Age: 6 months old!

Birthday: July 31, 2013

Weight: 16 pounds and 10 ounces on 2/7/14.  6 month checkup was late due to weather.  We are also fighting pink eye right now in his right eye.  Go away illness!!!  

Length: 26 3/4 inches long.  Tall boy!

Sleep: Truman is a great sleeper.  He doesn't sleep much anymore during the day, especially if he is at daycare.  From what they tell me, he takes short 15-20 minute naps there.  Because of state regulations they can't swaddle, and that is how he sleeps best, so it's somewhat of a lost cause there.  At home he takes pretty decent naps but saves his good sleep for night time which is fine with his Mama!     

My Bedtime: We have stuck to our routine regarding bedtime.  Usually head upstairs around 8:45 and start bath time.  We give him a bath every other night now, with the weather being so cold it dries his sensitive skin out if we bathe him every night.  He is loving bath time!  Paying lots of attention to his bath toys (rattles, a little fishing net, rubber duckies.)  It's getting more difficult to give him a bath in the baby bathtub sling, just because he wants to be all over the place.  But because he can't sit up yet on his own, it's really our only choice.  I tried giving him a bath in the Bumbo seat a couple of nights ago but that was more trouble than it was worth.  It's so light weight it wants to float away.  I need about 6 hands for that shit show!  After bath it's clean diaper, lotion, pj's, swaddle, and bottle.  Soon I plan to start reading a book every night.  I have done that sporadically but not made a routine of it.  I usually do his bath, dress, and feed him while Chris is getting his stuff ready for the next day.  Then he comes and rocks him to sleep while I shower.  We make a pretty great team.  I'm so happy he's so hands on and wants to be involved in everything for Truman.  I'm going to make sure that Truman knows what an awesome Dad he has :) 

Favorite Toy: This child is all about his sock monkeys!  He loves them and wants to wrestle with them.  He is also loving his bouncy seat and play mat.  As he grows and develops play time is more fun all the time!!  He likes anything noisy and small that he can hold on to.  His new favorite thing is throwing/ dropping toys and watching Chris and I pick them up :)

Clothes Size: 6 months and 6-9.  He is so long!  His clothes never get too tight, they always get too short first!  He's going to be a tall boy :)

Diaper Size: Still in 2's in Pampers Swaddlers but we are finishing off all we have in that size and then moving on to 3's!

Milestones Reached: He is working SO hard to crawl!  Not quite there yet but he is well on his way!  He has mastered rolling from one side of the room to the other.  Now it's- Truman is stuck under the coffee table!  Truman is stuck under the entertainment center!  Ha ha...we will have to do some serious baby proofing in the very near future. 

Firsts: He had cereal for the first time this week!  He loved it and has been eating it every night while we eat dinner.  Definitely has made dinner more entertaining.  Next we are planning on giving him carrots or sweet potatoes.  We had a sad first recently as well :( Last week he had RSV and an ear infection.  Not his first ear infection but our first time dealing with a truly sick baby.  He was pitiful and RSV is no joke.  Luckily we managed it without any breathing treatments.  We used tons of saline spray, suction, Baby Vicks, got a cool mist humidifier for his room, and had him sleep elevated.  We are still doing that just to make sure it's gone before we return to old habits.     

Best Mood: He really is usually in a great mood!  We've been fortunate in having a really good baby :)  I can't believe that 6 months have already passed with him, so much has changed!  I'm looking forward to the next 6 and what they will bring.  I can't believe how much we love this kid.  He has truly brightened our lives.

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