Here we go again. Already little LJ’s half birthday. He has spent it teething and gnawing on anything he can get his hands on. We also have a teething toddler as well. I can say that a teething toddler, getting her back molars, and a teething baby, really isn’t fun. It’s a lot of crying, screaming, and being held by mom or dad.
I love when my husband has days off!!
6 months already. Those bottom teeth finally poked through a few weeks ago, and they gave you a run for your money. Although, I do have to say it could have been worse. You are more cranky during the day then at night. I don’t know what is better. You can’t get enough of mom and enough of your teething toys. Thank goodness they are toxin free!! I can already see some top teeth wanting to pop through too. It took months before those two bottom one’s popped through, and I am hoping it’s not that long for the top teeth.
You are now sitting up, and you love this freedom. You love to be able to play with your sister, although she can be a little too rough for you and falling over is apart of each day. I properly place pillows around you, so it’s less head bonks. Your favorite way to sit is in your bumbo chair watching mom cook, clean or get ready for the day. It will keep you busy for a few minutes, and I can actually get something done.
Baby boy, you are wearing 9 month clothes in some outfits, and 6-9 months in others. Those long legs of yours, but a skinny little waist, make it hard to find pants that will fit. Your hair is coming in more and more thick, and it’s getting longer. I can spike it into a mohawk, which is cute.
You are still being nursed, but we added in some solids in the evenings just recently. You are not a fan. We have done butternut squash and sweet potato. Next we are going to try carrots. I plan to start a probiotic oatmeal cereal in a few weeks, and we will see how you like that. I am hoping eventually you will get used to solids and show some more interest in them. You love brushing your gums though, probably because it’s fun to chomp. Water is something you are still getting used to as well.
We nurse every 3 hours and are on a pretty good schedule, which I am hoping won’t be altered by daylight savings. Really I don’t like this tradition. The morning nap seems to be your favorite, and an afternoon nap is rare. It’s more crying than anything. Still sleeping better through the night. Some nights you are up more, but you are getting better at coaxing yourself back to sleep.
I have been reading to you more and more. You enjoy trying to eat the books and chew on them. You also enjoy watching your sister read and play. It’s fun seeing you smile at her and I love watching you guys play together. Your feet are your favorite toy when lying down or in your carseat. I can’t keep socks or shoes on you, because you love to suck and chew on your toes.
At the end of the month, you had your torticollis show up again. I think it was from you sitting more and more through out the day. A chiropractor visit helped immensely. I could see the relief in your face after the adjustment. Your neck was so tight again, and you were cranky because of it. I can’t imagine the pain.
Still dealing with some reflux, but I think with each passing month it gets better. Watching my diet helps. You are now in the stranger danger zone. You aren’t so willing to go with others and sometimes not so willing to give smiles, especially if it’s a stranger trying to touch you. I know some people in grocery stores can’t help themselves with a baby. This phase will pass for you soon. The nursery at church just hasn’t been your thing, but we will continue to work on it.
You always need someone in sight. I can tell you are a people person, which is why you love your cousin’s house. Lots of kids to watch and entertain you. You love kisses and hugs, and I love how cuddly you are. LJ you try to talk over mommy when she is talking to others, which is funny. You get louder as I get louder. I can also tell you will be a very sensitive boy. It shows in your personality. Little triggers set you off and you startle very easily.
At your check-up you were in the 17th percentile for weight and 93rd percentile for height. I have noticed that you turn into mom when strangers reach out for you. Already understanding who is mom and who isn’t. I think the attachment phase has begun.
Love you my little Prince!!