At his 6 month doctor visit, he was 15 lbs 15 oz and 27 inches long. He's skinny, but strong. He is now 'scooting' across the floor and crawling! He is slow and shaky, it is hilarious to watch. Curiously, he can't sit up unassisted yet, but I think it's because he's always on the go. Who has time to sit around?
He makes some goofy faces and I love capturing them every day. Boo!
A note about sleep...we had a tough time getting him on a schedule. In my last update I mentioned that a couple days after he turned 5 months old, he just magically started sleeping 7 to 6am. I think he was just 'ready.' However, we did let him cry to teach him how to soothe himself, and we also carefully watched for his sleep cues to figure out when bedtime was. As soon as he started rubbing his eyes, he was put in his crib. Bedtime usually happens between 6:45 and 7:30pm. In case you are interested, he naps from 9-11am and 1-4pm at daycare, not as long on the weekends. Kid loves to sleep! At night, he will sometimes wake up once, but cries briefly and falls back to sleep.
He's not a big fan of solids yet. He will eat purees, but hates rice cereal and oatmeal. Fortunately, I don't really care if he eats cereal, and probably won't be buying any more. I've been trying to give him finger foods a la Baby Led Weaning, but the only thing he seems to like is bread. Yep, must be my kid. Carb addict.
I tried a new perspective with the photos this month, and I love these through-the-crib shots!
We have a thumb-sucker. I'm trying to discourage it during the day, but at night I pretty much love that it keeps him happy and helps him fall asleep. Is that terrible?
We had another milestone last week - he fell off our bed. I had no idea he could crawl backwards off the edge (from the middle!), so it was totally heartbreaking when I looked up from my laundry sorting to see him laying on the rug screaming after a terrible thump. I guess I've learned my lesson.