So, I’m a little late with this, but hey. What can you do? Seriously though, I can’t even believe it myself, but on the 21st, Jack turned 6 months old.
That’s half a year. WHAT?! How did this happen? And even more importantly, how did SO much happen in this last month?
I just went to look back on the post I did to celebrate his 5 Months of life, and saw how much has changed since then. I mean, he would change here and there from month to month, but I’m talking about a LOT happening in this past month, and the most happened in this past week!
Let’s start with some of the most exciting stuff, or at least exciting-me-to-me stuff.
He’s growing! As of the 21st, Jack is 18 lb. 6 oz., and 26” in length. He’s such a big boy, and I LOVE it!
Jack is now eating baby food once a day, which probably has something to do with his size.
His favorites seem to be the butternut squash, carrots and apricots with mixed fruit. I introduced him first to the veggies, and then the fruit, but he seems happiest with the veggies, most especially butternut squash. He eats the food once a day, and it’s possible that it may even be his most favorite part of the day. Besides cuddle time, of course.
Another exciting development is that Jack can now sit! On his butt! (Mostly) Without help!
He loves feeling like a big boy too. He gets so frustrated when he falls over or looses his balance. It’s really quite amusing to see his disappointment, but he works hard to get it right each time.
He gets frustrated when he can’t do things himself, like feed himself, or be mobile, but he’s getting there.
He sleeps on his belly, and spends a lot of time there in his waking hours, trying his darndest to crawl. Speaking of sleeps, about 75% of the time, he sleeps through the night. The other 25% of the time, he’s waking up around 2:30 a.m. for a cuddle and a bottle. No big deal. In fact, it’s sensational.
In terms of crawling, he’s almost got it, but there’s just a few kinks that he needs to work out. Like the leg-arm coordination.
Jack has really started to love being more present in his day-to-day too. What I mean is that he’s no longer just a lump sitting in his little seat, only in his own little bubble.
No. He’s all up in ours now! It’s so awesome to see him engage in what we’re doing. He smiles, laughs, “talks,” reaches, feels, tries to stand, loves to sit and just be around us. It’s a wonderful change, that’s for sure.
He’s become quite the feeler, too. He pets his hair, my hair, my face, blankets, the kitties… He’s loving exploring his world with touch.
He’s even handling things a lot better. Like getting shots for example. On his 6-month birthday, he also had his 6-month wellness check, which included some shots. Instead of a major meltdown, he cried when the needle went in his leg, and that was it. Boom. Done. He even smiled at the tech who stuck him with he needles! WHAT???
Our little buddy sure is growing up, and I can’t wait for more!