Sunday, July 14, 2013

Jeremiah is 6 Months Old!

World's cutest 6 month old! My sweet boy turned 6 months yesterday. (I waited to update til after his doctor appointment today!) Side note - how can he be halfway to a year!

Weight: 21 pounds, 13 ounces (90-95th percentile)
Height: 26.5 inches (50 - 75th percentile)
Head Circumference: 18 1/4 inches (95th percentile)

This past month has been a big one for my little man. He's changed so much! He sits up well. He rolls over front to back and back to front!

He loves to laugh.  He smiles easily. He still loves music - listening to his toys, wanting sung to constantly, trying to sing himself, etc.  

He still seems to be teething. So much drool. Everything goes straight in the mouth. Unfortunately, this includes my hair. Gross! When I rub his gums, I can feel little bumps. I really think the teeth will appear any day now!

His sleep is improving. He still wakes up a couple of times a night, but sometimes he doesn't want his bottle (I wait to see if he does before offering it).  Often he just wants soothed.  He needs to be held most of the time to sleep though. I'm trying to teach him to sleep in his crib by putting him in there a couple of hours a night (usually until his first wake up, and then he sleeps with me).

He eats about 30 ounces a day, plus we've started introducing other foods. So far, he has had oatmeal cereal, rice cereal, peas, sweet potato, prunes (don't ask!), and squash.  He also has eaten a banana twice out of his mesh feeder. Squash seems to be his favorite, whereas peas he seems to not like (that's my boy!)

We plan on using a blend of purees and baby led weaning type foods. Both methods seem to have pros and cons, so we're planning on a blend of the two.

Jeremiah is in mostly 9 month clothes, but some 12 month clothes. I think the 9 month clothes that don't fit would fit if we didn't cloth diaper. The fluff makes his little booty big!  Overnight, he wears disposable diapers and the most recent ones we bought are a size 4! John looked at the baby on the box and said "That's not even a baby; that's a toddler!" It's true - the diapers are typically used on much older children.  I can't believe he's a size 4 already!

His eyes are still blue, but look like they might be starting to change. They're beautiful though!

He seems to be going through a clingy stage. He's still a Momma's boy.  He reaches for me and turns to me.

He also "gives hugs" and "kisses" now.  It's more like grabbing your neck and putting his open mouth on your cheek, but it's still just about the sweetest thing ever!

Now onto skills, just like last month.

Mastered Skills
  • Turns toward voices and sounds- very much so.
  • Imitates Sounds- yes.  You should hear him try to sing and modulate his voice like we do. It's pretty cute.
  • Rolls over- For awhile, he would go back to front and get stuck. Now he can go front to back and free himself. :)
Emerging Skills
  • Ready for solid foods- He doesn't do the greatest with solids, but he is getting better.
  • Sits without support- Definitely! It's so much better than last month!
  • Mouths objects- Everything goes in his mouth!
  • Passes objects between hands- yes!
Advanced Skills
  • Lunges forward/starts crawling- not really. A little rocking.
  • Jabbers or combines syllables- Babbles constantly. Not sure about combining
  • Drags object toward self- All the time. Everything!
This month's video uploaded weird, but funny!


  1. How precious! Thanks for the updates! xoxo

  2. How precious! Love seeing those chubby cheeks! He's a beautiful boy and sounds like he's doing what all kids do best...growing up! =)