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Six Months with Jon

Jon is six months old!

Per blog tradition, I’m back to sharing monthly updates.

Six Months Old

 

Likes: eating meals with the family, smiling and laughing, wiggling, dancing, kicking and splashing in the bathtub, watching big sister and other kids

Dislikes: getting boogers removed, waiting to eat

Sleeping patterns: 3 naps a day about every 2.5 hours, waking once a night but the timing is still inconsistent

Feeding schedule: nursing every 3ish hours, baby-led weaning (along with some purees) 3x a day

Size:  ~18 lb, size 3 diapers, 6-9 month clothing

Sounds and motions: sitting unassisted, dancing (rocking back and forth and wiggling any time he hears music), rolling both ways, reaching and grabbing (and then eating) anything and everything, belly laughs, very loud shrieking

Favorite toys and games: putting everything in his mouth, rattles and balls, crinkly toys, anything that big sister is playing with

Learning to: roll both ways, scooting to reach a toy, hold a spoon

Firsts: Christmas, New Year, Festival of Lights drive thru (both of the kids cried the entire time, of course), play date with the play group’s little brothers and sisters, tagging along to Amelia’s activities like her preschool Christmas show and ballet class

A photo recap of our sixth month with Jon:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the best parts of having a personal blog is being able to look back at the archives. So just for fun, here’s a quick comparison to Amelia’s sixrth month:

Amelia at 6 months old

April 2017

Likes: belly kisses, trying new foods, grabbing faces, crinkly paper, bathtime, sitting or standing up, undivided attention

Dislikes: tummy time when she’s tired, getting frustrated

Size: 14.5 lb, size 2 diapers, 3-6 month clothing

Doing: sitting unassisted, baby-led weaning, sucking on fingers (and toes!), picking up toys (raking and pinching), laughing, rolling over from front to back and back to front, getting distracted and/or multitasking while nursing (sucking on her thumb or cooing), nursing every 3-4 hours

Firsts: sitting up, baby-led weaning (so far she’s tried: sweet potatoes, bananas, bread, cantaloupe, limes, grapefruit, steamed carrots, broccoli, spaghetti, teething biscuits)

A look back:

Five Months Old

Likes: food! (so far: sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, broccoli, banana, bread), smiling, cooing and shrieking loudly, putting everything in his mouth

Dislikes: being alone, getting hungry

Sleeping patterns: 3 naps a day about every 2 hours, waking once a night (dropped all swing/cradle/bassinet naps and we’re working on dropping the swaddle)

Feeding schedule: nursing every 3 hours

Size:  ~17 lb, size 3 diapers, 6-9 month clothing

Sounds and motions: sitting by himself (still very wobbly!), rolling from back to tummy, scooting, kicking, reaching and grabbing toys (or hair, food, etc.), chuckling

Favorite toys and games: bouncing to songs (Jingle Bells is a favorite), chewing on everything, crinkly toys

Learning to: eat food, laugh, sit unassisted, sleep without a swaddle

Firsts: meet Santa, “paint” an ornament, sleep in crib (from bassinet), eat rice cereal, eat purees and mushy finger foods, road trip to Mississippi (& meet extended family), Thanksgiving, Christmas parade in downtown Franklin

Four Months Old

Likes: cooing (loudly!), observing life from the carrier sling, smiling all the time, teething toys, watching Big Sister, FaceTime with Gaga (and sticking his tongue out at her!)

Dislikes: being hangry, being in the car seat If the car isn’t moving

Sleeping patterns: 3 naps a day, sleeping all night from 7 PM-6:30-7 AM… until congestion plus the dreaded 4-month sleep regression hit at the same time

Feeding schedule: nursing every 2.5-3.5 hours

Size:  16 lb 4 oz, size 3 diapers, 3-6 month clothing

Sounds and motions: trying to laugh, lots of cooing and loud noises, reaching and grasping toys, tasting everything, holding head up and scooting during tummy time, drooling ALL the time

Favorite toys and games: bouncing on my knees, airplane liftoff, having a conversation in smiles and coos, kicking the music mat, sitting up in his new chair

Learning to: laugh, roll from stomach to back, find his feet

Firsts: Storytime at the library, birthday party, pumpkin patch, family photo session, handprint art project, Halloween, trick or treating at Cheekwood, open gym play dates with Amelia’s friends

Three Months Old

Likes: cooing, smiling, anything Big Sister does, bath time, being held, being rocked

Dislikes: being strapped in the car seat too long, belly pain, being left alone for more than 5 minutes

Sleeping patterns: 3-4 naps a day with the last one around 5:30 PM, sleeping pretty well at night… had a stretch of about 3 weeks of sleeping all night (8 PM – 8 AM!!!) but the last few nights have been back to waking up 2-3 times a night

Feeding schedule: nursing every 2.5-3 hours

Size:  ~14 lb, size 2 diapers, 3-6 month clothing

Sounds and motions: big smiles and cooing when he sees Mama, Dada or big sister, reaching and grasping hanging objects, holding head up and scooting during tummy time, drooling ALL the time

Favorite toys and games: having a conversation in smiles and coos, kicking the music mat, looking at shadows and the ceiling fan

Learning to: roll from stomach to side, “pushups” during tummy time, recognize family faces, finding his hands

Firsts: grasping objects, bottle while I’m away (three times), visit to Cheekwood to see the pumpkins, sleep through the night (10 weeks old), meet Grandpa and family friends

Two Months Old

Likes: bath time with your sister, being held, walks in the stroller

Dislikes: being strapped in the car seat too long, belly pain

Sleeping patterns: naps every 1-2 hours all day, stretches of 5-6 hours at night (then up every 2-3 hours)

Feeding schedule: nursing every 2.5-3 hours

Size:  13.5 lb, size 2 diapers, 0-3 month clothing

Sounds and motions: squawking and grunting when hungry, big smiles and cooking when he sees Mama, Dada or big sister, roll from stomach to side

Favorite toys and games: kicking the music mat, looking at the hanging mobile, shadows or ceiling fan

Learning to: hold his head up, recognize family faces, finding his hands to suck on

Firsts: county fair, sniffles, play dates with (Amelia’s) friends, stroller rides to the neighborhood playground, two visits from family (& meet his aunts), vaccination, Labor Day

One Month Old

Likes: being held all day, bath time, rocking, staring at the fan or light fixtures

Dislikes: diaper changes, belly pains, sitting by himself (especially during dinner time)

Sleeping patterns: lots of naps all day, waking up more in the morning and late afternoon. Nights are still inconsistent, sometimes we’ll get a stretch of 4-5 hours and some nights he’s up every 2 hours

Feeding schedule: nursing on every 2-3 hours but prefers snacking all day

Size: ~10 lb, size 1 diapers, 0-3 month clothing

Sounds and motions: the noisiest grunting, squeaking, and coughing, waving arms, focusing on faces, smiling occasionally

Favorite toys and games: waving arms to reach hanging toys, scooting during tummy time

Learning to: love the swing, nap without being held, hold up head

Firsts: two doctor visits, meet family – big sister Amelia, Gaga and Pop, Grandma Peachie & GG, Uncle Brock, cousins Bob & Brenda, meet family friends, two play dates at our house, bath time with Amelia, stroll in the neighborhood

We love you both so much, Jon and Amelia!

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