6 Month Update
Happy half birthday, Easton! How are you 6 months old already?! I was telling Jeremy the other day how much he has grown from the time he was a teeny tiny 6lbs 11oz newborn until now, it’s amazing how quickly they grow!!
We are really enjoying this age right now. He is so much more interactive and is such a happy baby. One of his favorite things to do is “fly”. Jeremy will hold him on his belly and he will “fly” to me. It thrills him lol!
6 Month Milestones:
*Sleep training is complete! Easton is sleeping 11-12 hours a night! Naps have gotten a lot better. Every nap is not equal. Sometimes they will be an hour long and sometimes they will be two and a half hours long! We did hit a snag last week though. For a period of about five days, Easton’s naps were only 30-40 min long and he had a lot of crying around bedtime too. I attribute it to the developmental leap that he went through (Wonder Weeks App is so informative!). Now that the leap is over, sleep is a lot easier for him and we are taking our good naps again.
*We started solids!! This is a super fun milestone! We are doing baby led weaning. BLW involves giving your baby soft foods in their whole form, so no puree’s. For example, you can give strips of pineapple, banana, avocado, melon. You can even give chicken, pork, beef patty strips, etc. As long as it is soft. BLW teaches the baby how to eat independently, and strengthens their hand/eye coordination as well as stimulates their senses. Baby can have as much or as little as they want (breastmilk is STILL the main source of nutrition). Foods that baby eats are just to compliment the breastmilk, they are not meant to take the place of breastmilk (that happens closer to a year old). What I really like about it is the fact that you can expose your baby a variety of foods and textures, which encourages them to be good eaters and expands their palate! There are foods that should be avoided until baby is one year, though. For more info, visit www.feedinglittles.com
*He sits up now!! One of the qualifications to starting solids was that Easton had to be able to sit up independently. And, because he was so eager to try food, I let him practice sitting up. It literally took one day of practice before he was doing it. I used my boppy pillow and put it at the small of his back to help give him support. Before I knew it he could do it all on his own.
*I think he will crawl this month! He’s got a lot of upper body strength and pushes himself up onto his hands. He will get his legs going a little bit but hasn't figured out how to get up onto all fours. If I put him down on his blanket he will “swim” around and roll from one end of the blanket to the other.
*Easton weighs 16lbs already! It's amazing how much weight he has gained. Yet, another 2lbs in one month!! I'm so glad he got his tongue tie revised! I think it definitely helped.
*We took him to the park and sat him in the swing! He loved it! Daddy even took him down the slide! He wasn't too sure what to think of that, lol!
*He’s been to the beach a few times, but isn't quite a fan of the water just yet. we are hoping his isn't a waterphobe like his four legged brother, Ollie. We want to keep exposing him to the water so he becomes comfortable with it though.
*We had our first ‘vacation’ away from home a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't a planned vacation, but rather an unexpected one. We had a leak in our home which destroyed the tile. As a result we had to get new floors installed which meant that we had to move almost everything out of our home and relocate to my Dad's house for a few days. Easton slept like a CHAMP in his pack and play. I was a nervous wreck as I thought he would not sleep in anywhere but his crib. He proved me wrong though!
Here are a few photos!