Baby’s Weight: We have his 6 month well check next Wednesday, but we’re guessing he’s around the 20 lbs mark! :O
Baby’s Height: 27 inches?
What size of clothing does baby wear?: He’s in 6 month and 9 month clothing depending on the brand, in size 3 diapers.
Any milestones baby reached during the month: A started solids on May 11! He was just past 5.5 months. He’s been showing signs of readiness for a while. He’s done really with it and LOVES LOVES eating solids.
A also started rolling back to belly consistently this month. He hates being on his tummy, he’s a side sleeper! So luckily he hasn’t done it and gotten stuck in the middle of the night. He does however like to rotate on his side all night long and ends up 180* from where I lay him down for the night. And finally, he sits up all on his own! My baby is growing up TOO fast!!
Special outings baby had during the month: I had a wonderful first Mothers’ day (wknd), I will cherish it forever.
We also visited Mr.Dubs at work and as a family spent a lot of time with grandparents and enjoying the nice weather outdoors!
What was baby’s routine: In the first half of the month, A got into a habit of waking up at 430-5am after going to bed at his usual 7-730pm bedtime. I think it was probably just him going through mental leaps and such. I waited it out and after about a week or two, he’s been sleeping 7-630! And he just wakes up and plays in his crib! He has the biggest smile on his face when we go get him in the mornings. MELT MY HEART. As mentioned earlier, he started solids on May 11! The first couple days we eased into it by feeding him right before bedtime routine started and he took to it so well that he’s on a regular feeding schedule (only 10 days later!) that looks like this (holding all naps constant! ):
630: wakeup & nurse & cat nap
730: wakeup for the day, dipe change, change out of pjs
8: eat a banana
9: morning nap
1030: first bottle or nurse, dipe change
1230/1: afternoon nap 1
130: second bottle or nurse, dipe change
4: afternoon nap 2
430: last bottle or nurse, dipe change
530/6: veggies for dinner
630: bath time
7: bedtime nursing sesh
Did any big changes occur: I feel like there’s a big change every other day! He’s going through so much! Our routine is pretty solid though and we can see his personality shining through every day. :*)
What are baby’s favorites: He LOVES being outside. The weather has been really nice, so we take him out in the backyard when we get home and lay around in the backyard. He also loves interacting with the pups We got him a music table and he’s slowly figuring that toy out now. Exersaucer is still a fave, as well as his teething toys.
What are your thoughts about the past month: Seriously!? How is my baby half a year old already?! It is SO true when people say that time flies and that it goes even faster as a parent. I still can’t believe I’m a mom, let alone the daily changes that Austin is going through! He is SUCH an amazing baby. We are so blessed in every way possible.