Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Jack: 6 Months Old

Half a year.
How did we get here?!?
Our boy is so grown up!
Jack's had a great month.
He's still growing like crazy and is an eating machine!
But, I attribute it to him being a sleeping machine at night, so he has to make up for all those hours of not eating.
He generally goes to bed around 6:30 or 7 and gets up around 7:30 or so. Sometimes he will go straight through the night; some nights he wakes up after 9-10 hours (around 4 or 5) and wants to eat, but then goes back down for another stretch.
He normally naps from about 9ish-11ish in the morning.
Afternoon naps are still a battle and normally don't last more than an hour. 
But, I figure he's getting plenty of sleep...
A day or two after Jack turned 5 months, we gave him rice cereal for the first time.
I thought he was ready for it...
But we tried multiple times, and he didn't seem to love it.
I think part of the problem was that I always tried around 4 or 5 in the afternoon when he was entering meltdown mood and just wanted the comfort of the boob.
I decided to not force it after trying five or so times.
It's been 2-3 weeks since we've tried, so we're going to give it another go now that he's six months old.
Jack continues to be super observant and doesn't miss a thing.
He loves people and being around them!
He also loves to be outdoors and go on walks. 
He's busy busy with his hands, reaching for and grabbing anything that he can get his hands on.
He's not really into the pacifier, just likes to play with it, but continues to try and put that thumb in his mouth...ugh. 
Still no teeth nor huge signs of teething...except being a crazy droller, but I don't really think that has anything to do with teething anymore.
He's definitely into army crawling and will find a way to get to something he wants!
He hasn't learned proper crawling form, but I'm fine with him taking his time.
Jack's sitting better on his own, but still is not very stable. 
He lasts 15-20 seconds before his body weight pulls him to the side.
Hopefully he'll master this one soon!
Here are Jack's facts at 6 months:
Weight: 18 lb, 2 oz (50th percentile)
Height: 27.5 in (75th percentile)
Head Circumference: 17.25 in (50th percentile)
Diaper Size: 3 (outgrew 2 around 5.5 months)
Clothing Size: Pretty much all 6 month
Sleeping: 12-13 hours (waking sometimes after 9 or 10 hours to eat)
Eating: Nursing every 2-3 hours during the day 
Firsts: Sitting up; army crawling; trying rice cereal
Likes: Being outdoors, looking out the front window, being naked; belly blows
Dislikes: Getting finger nails trimmed? Truly, he's a pretty happy guy... 

1 comment:

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Happy 6 months Jack Jack!!!!
Time to get serious about planning that 1st birthday ;)