As of his 6 month appointment on 01.18.14
Weight: 17 lbs 7 oz (49th percentile)
Length: 27.5inches- (84th percentile)
HC 18.0 in (93rd percentile)
Sleeping (*): Ronan sleeps like an angel... when he's in bed with us. On his own... who knows, but it's not long. He wakes up frequently and looks to see if someones hold him, and then either goes back to sleep (if he's being held) or starts crying (if he's alone). It's probably time to break this habit because I don't want to co-sleep forever, but honestly I love having him close to me, especially since I work full time and can't be next to him all day. It's going to be hard on both of us!
Eating: Up until he hit the 6 month marl, he had only had breast-milk. It's pretty crazy to think that he has gotten all his nourishment from me but also pretty awesome! Now he has had sweet potatoes, avocados and butternut squash. He seems to be a pretty good eater, but he's still deciding if he likes it or not. And definitely still prefers the boob over anything else.
|Do I have anything on my face?|
Watch him take his first taste here:
He liked them and wanted to hold the spoon himself - I think he is going to be a good little eater!
Mood: He is happy but busy! I think I will have my hands full when he gets more mobile because this little guy likes to move!
He also threw his first temper tantrum this past weekend. He was in a fussy mood and I could tell he was tired but didn't want to sleep. I was hold him and he got a hold of a shirt I was going to return with the tag attached and of course wanted to chew on the tag. When I took it away, he arched his back and threw his head back and started to scream. He was definitely upset I took it away. But then we ran some errands and the car ride did the trick. After his nap, he woke up my happy-go-lucky little guy again!
Loves: He loves being a "daredevil" because he loves it when we toss him in the air - and by 'toss" I mean an inch maybe. He at first gets this worried/slightly-panicked looked and then this smile:
|Happiest little boy!|
Wearing: He's wearing clothes from 3 month to 12 months, it really just depends on what it is. There have been a few things that I got before he was born, and they always seemed so big. But then one day it's almost too small, so I hurry up and have him wear it while it still will fit!
Milestones: On my 30th birthday (1/13/14), and just before he hit 6 months, he started to crawl! He didn't make it that far, but it was definite crawling. Of course, by the time I went and grabbed my camera, he was done. By January 31st, he was army crawling across the room. This past weekend, I saw him working on crawling on all fours, but he still hasn't mastered that.
He was crawling before he could sit, but we've been practicing
|Ronan practicing sitting with the help of his nursing pillow - get your's for free with promo code: LJBLOG|
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Mama: I had pink eye for the better part of 3 weeks... yuck! So I know how poor Bob Costas feels! I thought pink eye went away after about 24 hours, but I think Ronan had a little virus (nothing serious) and he must of coughed/squeezed/spit in my face in order to get the virus in my eye. I wear contacts so that have the virus a nice place to grab on to - has this happened to any other moms? And now my eyes have cleared up but they are so dry I can barely open them in the mornings.
But other than that, things have been good! It was my birthday month after all, and I like to stretch my bday out all month!
|me and my baby boy - isn't his little hat the cutest?!|