15lbs 4oz. (9%)
26.5 inches (38%)
He thankfully stayed healthy this month, even though big brother was diagnosed with the flu and was sick for a long time. We had his 6-month check up and he looked great!
Finny, Finnegan, Bubbas, Handsome, Beef, Big Beef, Honey. Fox also called him Finny the Pooh and I thought that was so cute!
Not much has changed here. He usually eats every three hours, still around the clock. We also started him on solids a few weeks ago and so far he hasn't been a fan. We tried peas, green beans, avocados, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, bananas and carrots. I'm not sure if he is not ready or just doesn't like it, but I hope he will learn to like it!
He still goes to bed around 7pm and usually wakes up around 6:30-7am. He's still a bad night time sleeper, some days I think I'm ready for some sleep training, others I just roll with it and don't feel ready at all. I worry to miss my window for sleep training eventually, but now is just not the right time for it. He gets comforted at night if I hold his hand or put my forehead to his, he also will calm down when I sing "Let's go fly a kite" from Mary Poppins. He naps three times a day, usually one longer nap, which can be anywhere from 1-2 hours and the other two are 30-minute cat naps. He is a very light sleeper and falls asleep on the way to school easily, but the minute I take his car seat out of the car, his eyes will pop open! He either naps in his crib or carseat or ergo when we are out and about.
6 Month Clothes
I noticed this month that he often gets upset when people are trying to hold him that he's not too familiar with and he will always look at me for reassurance. Fox is still his favorite and he always gets the biggest smile when he sees our dog Cosie. He doesn't like to be left alone, i.e. when I put him in his jumper he will be happy in there as long as he can see me and I interact with him, but often gets upset when I leave the room for a minute. He's blowing a lot of bubbles and is especially talkative when he first wakes up.
Bath time, being carried, nursing, chewing on his hands and fingers, his big brother, his play mat, bouncer, singing, music class, rocking, smiling, getting attention, the songs "Bells are ringing", "Do Re Mi", "Let's fly a kite" and "You are my sunshine", the finger game "Wiggle to the left" that we learned at Music class, Sophie the Giraffe, Banana Toothbrush Teether, standing (while we hold him), kisses, swinging, playing with his feet, our dog, pulling my hair, dancing
Tummy Time, not getting constant attention, naps...or sleep in general, food (besides breastmilk)
I already miss the tiny baby he once was, him sleeping on my chest and that sweet newborn smell. Why do babies have to grow up so quickly? Can I just freeze time for a little while? I didn't know it while I was pregnant, but this baby is exactly what I needed in this season of my life and he is brightening my days each and every day.
Seeing him love on his little brother is just about the best thing ever. The feeling is definitely mutual and nobody makes Finn smile like Fox does.
Fun things we did:
Finn went to the zoo for the very first time this month! We had some playdates with other babies, went to music class, Disney on Ice and Legoland. He's still super easy going to just tag along wherever we need to go!
Finn got his first two teeth on the bottom this month and also mastered sitting up by himself!