Yesterday, our little man turned 6 months old. I have to be honest, these months have been very challenging. But as I look back at how far he has come, I’m so proud of him. From the most serious and many times crankiest baby, to now, the baby with the best belly laugh. From teeny tiny to chunky monkey. And though he is still behind in gross motor skills, I see improvements everyday.
What’s new with Little M:
He almost always wakes up between 4 and 5am and is ready for the day. Sometimes I can get him back to sleep, but other days we lay awake in my bed for a couple more hours while the rest of the house gets their sleep. Someone suggested night weaning, so we tried it, but it didn’t work. I’ve given up trying to control things. I just need to let go and let God.
For a long time, Little M would not take naps in his crib. If I got him to sleep, he would wake up screaming 10 to 25 minutes later. And I couldn’t get him back to sleep again. Then another blogger posted on her Facebook page, “Give me your best baby sleep tips.” I had to read them. Someone commented with, “Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit.” So I looked it up. It described my little guy perfectly. Though I was so skeptical, I was desperate to try anything. We bought it, we tried it, and IT WORKED! I no longer have to hold Little M in my arms to take a nap. He sleeps peacefully in his crib. Part of me really enjoyed snuggling him close, but I knew I could not do that forever.
He is now teething. I am so thankful that Mister Man Pants allowed me to review their Baltic Amber Teething Necklace. I can definitely see a difference when he doesn’t have it on. So now, we have it on 24/7. I’m giving one away too, so go enter!
He had his first solids yesterday and loved it! I asked my blog Facebook friends what baby food Little M should eat first. I think most of you said avocado and I was leaning towards that, but they weren’t ripe enough in time. So it will probably be his second food. We chose banana instead.
He has been approved for in-home physical therapy but has yet to start. We are just waiting for the call in the next couple of weeks. I’m really looking forward to it and I hope it makes a world of difference.
He weighs 17 pounds and 13 ounces (56%).
His height is 25 and a half inches (9%).
His head is steady at 46 (99%). Yes, I have a smart boy!
Watch Little M grow: