Wednesday, April 17, 2013

6 months old!

Weight: 17.3 pounds
Height: 26 inches 
(He's barely changed at all in height and weight this month. I think his growth is slowing down a bit...*shew!*)
Clothing size: A few 3 month, but mostly 6 & 6-9
Shoe Size: 2, sometimes 3
Diaper size: 3 
Feeding: I've just started slowly introducing different purees. A few weeks ago we did sweet potatoes, then broccoli, then carrots. Just today he had an apple / pear puree for the first time. So far he's loved everything he's tasted!

Sleep: We are on a pretty routine sleep pattern now (But I know how quickly that can change sometimes, so fingers crossed it stays this way!) He will sleep normally from about 8:30-5:30 and wake for a very early morning feeding, then go right back to sleep after he eats until 8:30. I'm normally able to place him in his crib awake and he puts himself to sleep with just his lovie in there. He has never taken a paci, but I do turn on a bit of white noise to help him sleep. 
Naptimes aren't always as easy! He often will cry in his crib for 15-20 minutes when I put him down to nap. I typically just leave him though, and he'll go to sleep eventually. (Anything longer than 30 minutes and I'll get him out and see if he needs changed/fed/just doesn't want to nap...which definitely happens!)

Milestones: This has been my favorite month for milestones! Liam changed so so much from 5-6 months! He's really started to notice and explore different things, so his personality has started to shine. He's been sitting up for quite awhile and rolled over for the first time several months ago, but this month he's become very mobile! He will roll from one end of the room to the other, and is so close to crawling! He pushes up on all fours and scoots backward, but just hasn't figured out forward motion yet.
This is how ca-RAAZY he gets:
And speaking of crazy, the boy is a crazy sleeper.
We had to install a crib bumper recently:

He had his first 'big boy' bath this month. Since he sits up so well, we ditched the baby bathtub and haven't looked back (hallelujah, I hate that thing)
We also got some great belly laughs out of him for the first time! Before we'd gotten small little giggles here and there, but nothing like this:

He's also started to really react when we aren't in the room or when we leave the room, and he's started to reach his arms out to be picked up when he sees one of us. 

Adventures: Lots of fun adventures this month! Lots of trips to the beach, we dyed easter eggs, and Liam got to visit the zoo for the first time!
 Mommy and Daddy could not get through the month without: 
My KitchenAid Blender! Since he's started to eat purees, I make them all myself and having the blender makes it so much quicker. 

Look how much he has changed!!!

1 comment:

  1. I cannot believe he is already 6 months! Where has time gone? Liam sounds like Jaxon when it comes to not meeting a food he doesn't like. Must be a boy thing. I swear, Jaxon, is growing like a weed. Liam is so adorable and has turned into one of the cutest boys I have laid eyes on (aside from Jax, of course!). He is precious Angie, just precious!