Although a cliche, it is amazing that our little boy has been around for half a year! In just this much time, we will be celebrating his one year birthday. It really is hard to believe what he has learned in six months.
New this month, he has been eating solid foods. I started right at five months, and he now eats pureed fruits or vegetables once each day, usually at lunchtime. It took some getting used to for him, but his pre-school has helped teach him how to sit, open his mouth, what a spoon is, and to swallow. He now anticipates it and knows what’s happening in the high chair. And he loves to eat. I wrote about how we are approaching solids here and here. I am now wondering when to introduce a second meal and am thinking about trying oatmeal again with a puree stirred in for flavor.
Also new this month, Logan has been sitting up with support, he got his first two teeth (bottom center), he got his first ear infection and head cold, and he can push his body up on his hands and toes, rock his body and scoot backward. That all sounds so tiring to learn! He picked up the lift, rock and scoot all last weekend in Birmingham. It’s pretty amazing to watch. Now we need to get to baby proofing!
He has been doing a great job at overnight sleeping. We put him down after his final bottle, he wiggles and gets comfortable and within 15 minutes, he is asleep all on his own, no tears. It’s been the best part of what I think of as “baby phase 2″ with the newborn phase/months 0-3 being part 1. It is true that we hardly remember the nights of feeding once or twice and being exhausted all day. I can’t say I will miss it. I can say I will not look forward to it the next time around.
Sleep training took a lot of work and frustration near the end of Month 4 and into Month 5, but it was well worth it. Thanks to Jeffrey for not being bothered by wailing and screaming and keeping the monitor all night long so I don’t have to hear it.
More new this month is school! Logan has been at school for about four weeks. He is there from about 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 4-5 days/week. I am enjoying going back to work part-time and getting into my own routine, and I am glad we made the decision to send him to school. He is very social and his teachers are great with teaching him things like how to eat, sit at a table, sit up, use a sippy cup, hand-mouth-eye coordination, etc. We are in a great groove of drop offs, naps, meals and our after-school routine. I have also learned there will always be something I didn’t get done.
This was a busy month–he also went to his fourth state (after Texas, Colorado and Florida) and 6 and 7th plane ride to Birmingham, AL. He was a major trooper since he got two teeth while he was there, I came down with a head cold, and he ended up getting it too along with an ear infection after we got home.
All in all, it was a great and busy month, and my favorite month so far. Hoping for more exciting things in Month 7! Stay tuned for a day in the life of our 6 month old post, an update on our simple weeknight dinners, and maybe a guest appearance from Lily again.