Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My Growing Boy: Month 6

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I cannot believe you are 6 months old today! It seems like only yesterday you were all wrapped up in blankets and in my arms for the first time. You definitely wanted to make your own entrance into this world and at the perfect time. You made June 12, 2012 one of the best days of my life! You are a true blessing to me and I thank God for you each and EVERYDAY! I love you so much!

This pretty much sums it up... this boy gets into EVERYTHING!

This month we are all done with nursing (tear, tear) and drinking only Nutramigen formula ($$$). We started solids in late November with Rice Cereal and Oatmeal. He took this pretty well and I could tell he was ready to move on to vegetables and other solids. Right after Thanksgiving we started feeding him the vegetables and we are currently on our last type of veggie, carrots, before we move on to the good stuff... the FRUIT! Natalie was pretty tolerant of all of the vegetables but as I have found out with just about EVERYTHING ELSE... whatever Natalie did as a baby, Luke will do the OPPOSITE! It is incredible how very different they are (Yet so similar in so many ways too). Luke doesn't seem to like the peas or the sweet potatoes. I cannot blame on either of those since as a kid and as an adult I don't like either of those as well. He LOVES the green beans and seems to do OK on the squash. We have yet to determine if he likes carrots or not but I am going to bet not... I think they stink and look terrible, but we will find out soon! Usually he eats grains in the morning and veggies for a mid-afternoon meal. The rest of the time he is getting the majority of his nutrition from Nutramigen formula. He drinks about 30-32 ounces a day. He is just now beginning to be less lazy and actually hold the bottle up himself, which is very helpful for a busy mom!

He is still sleeping 10-11 hours at night without problems but his nap schedule is so inconsistent. Some days he will sleep for 1.5 to 2 hours at a time and other days he will only sleep for 30 minutes at a time. Usually this is in the swing at our house or at Gigi Jackie's house. I have tried to get him to sleep in his crib but he will just try to sit up (thinking he is missing out on something) and not go to sleep. He really likes the calming vibrations of the swing. However, I think since we have hit the 6 month mark it is time to really focus on getting him to nap in his crib. I mean he wont be able to fit in the swing forever (Although it does say holds up to 30 pounds!). I know going to MDO 4 days a week will help this since they will get him into a routine of their own! I know this will help!

On November 17th, when he was 5 months and 5 days, he sat up on his own without falling over. Ever since then he has been alert and ready to play. He will roll ALL OVER the house. I will lay him down in one area of a room and before I can even look up he is somewhere else. He loves to roll over and play. On December 5th we saw him "Army/ Belly" Crawl across the floor for the first time. Oddly enough, he was trying to get one of Natalie's toys she had been playing with. He crawled about 4 feet on his tummy. Ever since then he has been going just about everywhere. He can put himself on "All Fours" but he just doesn't have the strength to actually crawl on All Fours yet. For now he will just scoot across the floor on his tummy and sometimes his knees. He is just so cute when he does this. Other than that he plays on his floor mat and Exersaucer a lot. Just yesterday, December 11th, I introduced him to Natalie's toy piano on the floor and he LOVED it! He would push a button and then just giggle and giggle! This made my heart smile!

Playing the piano!

Luke at his 6 month old Check-up!
Happy 1/2 Birthday Luke! I love you!
God is good... ALL THE TIME!  

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