April 26, 2015

Six Months Old


Weight: 17lbs. At his 6mon. checkup, our doctor said his weight is a concern. He's gaining slowly and it could be due to the fact that he spits up SO much SO often. We're trying to get him to eat 5oz. at a time but he barely finishes it, he spits up majority of it within minutes and then eats again in 2 hours while spitting up all the time in between. We've started a medication to see if that helps keep things down. We are going for an ultrasound tomorrow to see if there's a blockage that's causing a problem. We hope that's not the case because it could require a surgery to open up a hole in his stomach. Our fingers are tightly crossed that the medication works!

Hair: He just got a haircut last Saturday by his mama. His little party tail in the back was just so long! It looks a lot better and isn't getting in the way when we apply lotion

Eyes: Still blue, at this point we hope they don't change!

Clothes: 6-9 or 6-12 months

Eating & Sleeping: As I posted above we are trying to get him to eat 5oz. at a time and he's still eating every 2 maybe 3 hours during the day. We introduced solids about 2 weeks ago. So far it's been going good except it doesn't stay down for long. He has rice cereal for breakfast, sometimes he'll have a lunch and he usually has a meal for supper with us. It's been fun to see his interest and what he doesn't like.

Two days into working with SleepWell Baby, he was napping twice a day for an 1.5 hours and taking a 30-45min. nap at the end of the day. It was a crazy change and we were both shocked at how fast he took to the plan they provided us. We start his bedtime routine at 5:30pm and he goes to bed at 6pm. He has a bottle after midnight {typically around 2am} and wakes up around 5:30. He has to stay in his crib until 6am. He naps between 8-830, noon and a quick one between 3:30-4. We hope that the early morning wake up starts to become a bit later, it's the last thing that falls into place when it comes to sleep training. He was improving in the 2 weeks we worked with SleepWell Baby but then he got sick so this past week we've been trying to get back on track. It's so nice to have him on a schedule. Him going to bed so early and waking early is a bit tough right now but it's what works for him. He's rubbing his eyes and wants to go to sleep by 5:15 every night.

Milestones: There's been so much going on! He is sitting up by himself & his first tooth came through on his 6 month birthday! {it's Tuesday April 28th and the 2nd bottom tooth has pushed through too!} He also got to ride in a shopping cart for the first time that day as well. Mixed with the milestones, we've had a few challenges. He's had 2 cases of severe diaper rash, he had his 1st cold, he's had numerous skin breakouts and we're treating severe eczema right now . The last few days his mood has really improved. It's been tough for me dealing with a fussy, unhappy baby all day everyday. But I'm trying to not stress about it so much and enjoy him. We went downtown for a walk by the river and it's exactly what I've been needing. Happy 6 months love, you're growing too fast now!

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