Jack: 6 Month Update

 Oh Jack. How are you already half a year old? I both love it and hate it at the same time. I love all the new things you are doing and all your “first” moments. But I’m also a little sad as you change so much each month and become more independent.
You’ll notice a lot of your pictures this month have one thing in common. You sitting. And trying to grab the camera from my hands. Gone are the days of taking pictures while you lay still and smile. You are on the go! 
You LOVE to kick your little feet as fast as they will go and smile and laugh.
I have no idea how much you weigh but we will find out in a few days at your well child checkup. What I do know is that you’ve definitely packed on a few pounds. You love to eat. You still take 6 oz. bottles every 3-4 hours. Sometimes it’s right at 3 hours other times you can go almost 5 in between feedings.
This past month you tried so many new foods. Unfortunately we had to do away with the rice cereal as you became really constipated so on came the veggies! Your first food was carrots followed by sweet potatoes, squash, and then on to the greens. I think you prefer peas more than green beans and you must get that from your daddy considering peas make me gag. You love any and all fruits and this week you tried prunes for the first time. 
You try to feed yourself by pulling the spoon to your mouth and if I have food on the spoon and aren’t moving fast enough you’ll pull my hand too. You can also hold your own bottle although I still love to give it to you and get my cuddle time in.
You’re still in size 2 diapers but 3-6 month clothes are officially too tight. You now wear anything from 6 months and even some 6-12 months for the length. 
Sleep is still not the greatest. You go to bed between 7:00-7:30pm, but are still waking up a couple of times in the middle of the night. Sometimes it’s more than a couple and this momma is feeling tired. You also don’t nap consistently and really don’t like to take naps in your crib. I blame this one on your MeMaw since she watches you during the day and likes to hold you while you sleep. As sweet as that is, it makes it very difficult for us and daycare to get you to nap. You wake up for the day between 7-7:30am but are usually tired again by 9:30-10:00am. Your afternoon nap time is a crap shoot.
You continue to love baths and graduated from the infant tub to a rubber duck one that sits in the big bath tub. It’s so much better and there is much more space. You’re able to sit up in it, splash around, and kick your feet. You also try to grab and catch the water when we pour it over you. 
You’re still loving Sophie the Girafee and little rings you can attach to each other. You’re less interested in your activity mat this month and I think it’s because you want to sit up and know what’s going on at all times. You still like the Exersaucer but 10 minutes is about your max in it. 
On Thanksgiving day you rolled over from your back to your belly from the first time and haven’t looked back since. There’s no point in laying you on your back anymore as you always roll over within 5 seconds. For a few nights in a row you kept rolling over on your belly in your crib and then getting mad and crying. Thankfully you don’t do that much anymore and you even slept on your belly one night.
I heard “mammamma” again and luckily MeMaw was there to witness it this time. I’m still not counting it as a first word, but if you do it again it will become official in your baby book. You are mouthing EVERYTHING and I know those little bottom teeth are going to poke through at any moment. 
You sit unassisted for a few seconds before toppling over and the biggest hindrance to sitting all by yourself is that you love to lean all the way forward and put your toes in your mouth.
You and your brother still love each other so much and he makes you laugh so hard. This month you like when he sings “What Does the Fox Say?” He does a little dance while he sings and you laugh and laugh until you have the hiccups.
Happy 6 months monkey man. I love you bunches!

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