Friday, 24 July 2015

Parker at 6 Months

How has half a year gone by?  I seriously have no idea.  Being a mom is the strangest thing.  Time has flown by and yet I don't remember a time without Parker.  Becoming a mom has been the best decision of my life.  I knew I would love my baby, but I didn't realize how much.  Sometimes my heart literally hurts I love him so much.  

Weight: 10 lbs 14.5oz

Height: 23.5 inches

Feeding: I have been so focused on getting him to gain weight.  He generally eats every 2 hours during the day.  He eats between 6-7 ounces first thing in the morning.  I did pump and feed him for one day as per the suggestion by the pediatrician and he generally only ate 3-4 ounces at a time after that, but he eats much more frequently that a normal 6 month baby, so I think that makes up for it and he's still getting his ounces in.

Sleeping:  This kid can sleep through anything.  We were at the cottage in a room with no roof and there was some drinking going on right outside his room (so it was loud, very loud) and Parker slept soundly through it.  He still goes to bed around 10 and sometimes wakes up around 7:30 but most often I wake him up at 8.  

Napping has been a struggle.  We've had some good days and then he will have a day where he refuses to sleep.  He's had a few days though with a good 2+ hour nap in the morning and an afternoon nap as well so I'm hoping we are starting to get into that routine...

Clothes:  He's still chillin out in 0-3 month clothes, no big deal that he's six months old.... But honestly this is the size that I have the most clothes in and since he's still Pukey Parker and I change his outfit 3 times a day this is fine with me.

Diapers:  Still size 1 of disposables.  I think they go to 14 pounds so we have a bit to go, but I'm still working on the jumbo box that I bought when I was pregnant since we typically cloth diaper.

Likes:  His toys.  I can leave him alone lots with a toy on the floor and he's quite entertained.  I always give him something in the car too and he will play a way with it until he falls asleep.  His favourite is a cloth frog and he has a plastic owl toy that he's really loving these days.

The usual - baths, mommy, daddy, being naked

Dislikes:  Naps - sometimes.  

Milestones: Rolls over both ways now.  He can sit up for a little bit on his own, if he's in the right mood and isn't distracted.  He tries to pull himself up by himself if he's propped up at all. 

Things Dad Says:
I had put Parker to bed and he was crying.  I usually let him cry for a bit before I calm him down as he will often just fall asleep.  Ryan looks at me and says "Sometimes you just have to rub his back" as if he is all knowing!  Sure enough, Ryan went in, rubbed Parker's back for a minute or so and Parker fell asleep.   


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