Half a year my friends with sweet Hoyt. Hard to believe. It has passed by so fast. I remember before he was born I wanted to breastfeed to six months. And once he was born that seemed like an eternity. Well here we are and it feels like a blink of the eyes!
Six months started with a bang. Hoyt got his first ear infection but did clock in at 14 lbs 8 ozs. I am also grateful for his teachers saying something was off so I could get him to the Dr. He completed his meds and is all better. Dr Castles even said it was the prettiest ear he has ever seen.
Hoyt started vegetables this month and just like the fruit he loves to eat. We may have overfed him one night because boy did he scream the night he had carrots and pears! He has had all the options they give first foods, with the exception of prunes. I just can’t stomach giving him those. I did not give them to Welsh either.
I can stand folks! And I like it I might add. We tested the waters by holding Hoyt up and putting weight on his legs. When he started to coo and smile we knew he like his new skill. Of course we have to help hold him up but being upright is far better than lying down! You can tell he is about to die to sit up as well. But he is still wobbly and we have to support him. It’s only a matter of time before he masters it.
Hoyts favorite form of entertainment is by far his brother. He adores looking at welsh and watching him. I wonder what is going on inside his head. Is he thinking, what is he up to? Or is he thinking, I’m going to do that one day?
I think it’s time to declare victory on sleeping through the night as well. Now that we are on a set routine and Hoyt can put himself to sleep after the bed time routine, he has been sleeping so very well. Generally he is down and out by 7:15 and can sleep anywhere from 5:30-6:30 in the morning. High five dude!
Six months had another new skill! Rolling over both ways. His new preference is to fall asleep on his back, but sleep on his stomach. He will flip over while playing but he will be quickly frustrated. We have tried to stay back and let him roll back over and learn to maneuver around. Hoyt is very skilled in getting his own toys and entertaining himself.
To close this month the stomach bug hit. It wasn’t a bad bug but getting our gut back in line took a few days. I thoroughly enjoyed being home with him although it was hard to see him so miserable. Rough way to turn six months old. And even crueler is his battle with the teeth that are coming in. They have been giving him a hard hard time. Hoping that by seven months they are in and Mr. Smilie is back to normal!
Here are highlights from six months:
- Rolls Polly
- First Ear Ache
- Entertainment comes from Brother
- Self soothing to sleep and through the night!