Thursday, October 1, 2015

6 months

We are just a tad past due on a Soren update over here, but hes not 6.5 months! Yeah, over half a year. And nope, no idea where the time has gone. But at the same time, its almost hard to remember a time when he wasn't part of the family. Ya know? 

Sleep: Hes actually (knock on wood) getting a hang of this sleeping thing. He usually takes an hour morning nap (yesterday it was two hours!!!)  and then his afternoon nap is typically 2 hours. He refuses a 3rd nap and is honestly ready for bed by 5:30. But most days I hold him out till 6. Or 6:30 if it's a soccer night. But then he's out till 6-7 AM with a couple middle of the night nursing sessions that I'll be honest with ya, I'm in no hurry to cut out. Who needs sleep, right? But he finally falls asleep on his own in his bassinet and then ends up in our bed after his first night nursing session. I know I'm supposed to say he sleeps in his own bed, and co sleeping is bad and promotes bad habits. Right? Except I really couldnt care less. He's the first baby who has really taken to co sleeping, and if he wants to be in our bed till kindergarten, I'll let him. I'm guessing he will follow suit of his siblings though who as soon as they turn a year old are like peace out mom, don't need you anymore. So as this is (most likely) my last baby, I will savor every cuddle, every middle of the night wake up, and every numb arm from having a big headed baby fall asleep on it. I know now, with an 8 year old, that this time goes by way too fast. It's cruel how fast it goes really, so I'll take it all for as long as I can get it. 

Eat: He usually nurses 8-9 times in 24 hours, anywhere from 15-30 minutes at a time, and has started purees and table food as well. We will be doing baby led weaning, but more so when he can completely sit on his own. He eats 3 meals a day to try to up his calories, and he is a Big fan of food. Current favorites, avocado and watermelon, but has literally not turned down Any food that's been offered him.

Size: He had dropped down to the 3rd percentile in weight, which concerned me but not his Ped since he was still in the 65th percentile for height, but now at his appointment this morning he's up to 5th percentile and had gained just about one pound in two weeks- so I'll take it! Small victories!

I'm semi convinced he's never going to crawl, not because he physically can't, but hes literally the most chill, content baby I've ever met and just doesn't care to. If he drops a toy he's playing with either one of his siblings rush over with another one or he starts playing with his toes, he's very relaxed. Unlike T and J. But that could all change as soon as he figures out how awesome it is to be mobile so I'm not crossing fingers yet that I'll have a mellow child that will let me sit on the bench at the park sipping my latte instead of sprinting after them...

1 comment:

  1. Just started reading :) I have an almost 5 month old in the 3rd percentile too....I'm not too worried about it! Somebody has to be small right? Can't wait to read updates on what is coming for my little guy!