Friday, April 22, 2016

Colton 6 Months

Happy half birthday! How did 6 months fly by? I want to slow down time and yet each month is my new favorite age. There have been a lot of changes this month it seems. You are rolling both ways, sleeping on your tummy (bye bye swaddle!), trying solids, and your first tooth just popped through. Let's go over the details.

Size: I will update weight and height after your check up. You wear 6 or 6-9 months clothes and size 2 diaper.

Eat: You eat about every 3 hours during the day and usually twice at night. Your reflux has gotten better. Instead of spitting up 3-4 times after a feeding, you usually only spit up once.  We tried oatmeal cereal about a week ago. At first you seemed confused and not exactly thrilled. We continue to offer you a little each day. We have also tried banana and avocado. I think you are warming up to the idea of eating. You seem excited when I am getting the food ready and open your mouth eagerly when the food is coming toward you but then you are confused what to do once it is in your mouth. It is messy and cute.

Sleep: Sleep has improved lately. You haven't ever slept through the night, but you have gone for some long stretches. You go to bed at 7:30pm. Usually you wake up around midnight or 1am for a feeding, then again around 4 or 5am. There have been a couple nights lately where you went until 3am for the first feeding, but that's not the norm. It doesn't bother me too much to get up to feed you. You are my sweet little babe.You wake up some time after 6am and usually make cute baby sounds in your crib for a while before fussing for me to come get you. When I come in there you give me the BEST and sweetest smiles. You usually take 3 naps a day. Sometimes you may take just 2 if they are both good ones. Usually you nap for 1-2 hours.

Likes/Dislikes: You like attention and you like being held. If you are left alone for more than a couple minutes you are not happy. If I look at you and talk to you from across the room you suddenly light up. You like rolling, grabbing any and all toys on the floor to chew on, and being held by someone who is standing. You tolerate the jumparoo for a few minutes at a time. If you are in something moving like the stroller, car, or Ergo, you are happy. I am so thankful for this. You are wonderful on the go. You rarely make a peep in the car or in a store while in the baby carrier or cart.

Skills: You are rolling both ways now. You even managed to roll to your tummy while swaddled so we promptly stopped swaddling you. It really changes things now that you can roll yourself across the room. I have to be careful about what toys are out and keep a close eye on what Lainey hands you. You stick out your tongue and blow raspberries, you are putting some weight on your legs, and are getting stronger in your core.

Colton Brooks we love you so. You are all sorts of adorable with those scrumptious baby legs, the long shaggy hair, the huge open mouth smiles, and the baby hands that grab everything in their path. I love watching you grow and learn.

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