Holy wow! I’ve given up on monthly pictures. Instead, the new goal is to pull out the good camera a few times a months and call it a day. We take so many pictures, I’m not worried I’m missing anything. I also coming to terms that every other month is a better schedule for updates.
Caleb turned six months while we were in DC. On that day he started sitting with minimal support. Month six was all about rolling. Caleb was mobile and could get around a room. He started playing with his toys. It was fun to see what he decided he liked. The toys are mostly from Simon and his favorites are not the same that Simon liked. Caleb loves the play mat (Simon never used it).
We borrowed a bouncer, Caleb likes it and it’s good for a few minutes here and there, and a great place for containment when needed, but the same love Simon had for bouncing isn’t there. Or maybe I’m not remembering things clearly.
The first week of September, just before the seven month mark, Caleb started sitting unsupported for more than 30 seconds at a time and doing a legit army crawl. He’s rocking and can almost get hes legs under him. He can get to different rooms now. So big!
We started giving him bites of food. He likes it. His grasp is still very careful, but he’s getting food to his mouth. Chicken is a big favorite. My version of baby led weaning is give him whatever we are eating and some mum-mum crackers. If I have pouches on hand he likes those too. We are still breastfeeding and it’s good. I plan to go around 2 years again unless something changes. Right now we are in the can’t eat when I’m distracted phase, which mostly means I need to nurse in a dark room. I can get away with reading on my phone if I hold it our of his view and don’t breath too hard. It will pass. I don’t really keep track, but I think we are nursing about 6 times a day and once or twice overnight. He’s tall and skinny just like Simon and I am not going to allow myself to get crazy about his weight or eating habits.
Sleep is fine. We moved Caleb to the bottom bunk, which deserves a post of it’s own. Sharing a room hasn’t been a problem so far. Caleb is mostly waking once a night to eat. Occasionally he’ll sleep all the way through 8-7ish and occasionally we have an up every hour and I think I’m going to die night. Those days require lots of coffee. But mostly it’s good and Caleb wakes up happy. (Simon on the other hand usually wakes up in a whiny rage of I need all the things right now!!!!!)
The biggest change has been Caleb going to daycare three-and-a-half days a week. It’s great for me to be able to actually work. The pumping stinks, but I knew that would happen. Supply is fine, I get enough, I just really hate it… The first day of school they called Caleb Mr. Sunshine. He’s a happy kid. It’s stressing him a little and he’s not napping so great, but he’ll adjust. Even by the end of the first week he was back to one long nap.
Six month stats: 14 lbs. 6 oz, 27 inches.