The First Year: 6 Month Update

6 month update laughing picture6 month update smiley picureSix months seems to be the milestone where we have seen the most development and change in this little guy. With his newborn days far behind him, we now seem to be on the verge of entering toddler territory. Although it’ll still be some months before he’s actually walking and “toddling” around, he is most definitely closer to those milestones than the newborn ones which seem like they were so long ago now.

I can’t believe how much has changed within the short space of a month. Although he is still a laid back and happy little chappy, he is starting to become a little more challenging to keep entertained and preoccupied. Gone are the days when I could lie him down on his play mat for five or ten minutes. Now sitting up completely unaided, this little one likes nothing more than to sitting in his high chair with a gazillion toys or being left free to explore and roam on the floor where his sister is.

Bang, Bang Bang!

One of his favourite places to sit is at his sisters little piano, banging away at the keys testing out one of his newly acquired skills. He always looks so pleased with himself and will happily sit there for a little while before he spies something that looks more interesting in that moment. He is equally happy banging away on his high chair at the dinner table where he sits when he joins us now for lunch.

Nom, Nom

Although we started weaning just before Christmas, its only in the last week or so that it seems he’s really got the hang of and developed an interest in actually eating. So we’re taking it slow and following a combined puree and baby led weaning approach. Mostly purees, with Annabel Karmel’s baby recipe book which I followed with Ella, but I’ve thrown in a little baby led weaning with things like carrot, cucumbers and apples which he enjoys tasting if nothing else. So far sweet potato puree seems to be his favourite of everything we’ve tried.

A Growing Boy!

A few other big milestones that we’ve seen over the last month too is a clothing jump from 3 – 6 months into 6 – 9 months (sob!). It’s always a hard day when you have to put away one set of clothes and bring out another. I put it off for weeks but figured ankle grazers werent a good look on a boy and finally conceded. Poor boy.

Sleeping Through The Night

But in more important and very exciting news, I’ve finally seen more than one consecutive night of uninterrupted sleep for the first time this month. The boy knows how to sleep through the night! I know that things can always change as far as sleep is concerned, but at the moment he typically goes to bed around 7.30/8.00pm, has a dream feed around 11.00pm and then wakes up around 6.30am/7.00am which im really pleased with. Obviously. Naps are a little less structured, but he usually has a morning nap and then one or two short afternoon naps which are anything from 30 – 60 minutes, depending on our day and what we are doing.

Toothy Pegs

We havent seen any teeth yet but it feels like they could come at any time now. We’ve seen lots of dribbling and mouthing over the last few weeks, and we’ve had a fair few evenings where he’s been pretty grouchy because he’s been uncomfortable. I can’t see or feel anything, but I know those little white lines can appear all of a sudden so for now we’ll keep on with the Teetha powders and teething toys which seem to be helping a little.

The Next Big Thing?

I have a feeling the next big milestones could be crawling as well as some sparkly white teeth pegs. This little one is taking every opportunity when he’s on the floor, to throw himself forwards as if he wants to crawl. The only problem is that one of his little legs keeps getting stuck. But I’m guessing once he masters that he may figure out that with a little more effort he can actually start to move around. For now though he’s making do with what he knows and that is rolling around here, there and everywhere. I constantly live in fear that he’s going to roll himself off the bed mid nappy change when my back is turned for that split millisecond. We’ve got to that stage where I most definitely need eyes in the back of my head with this little monkey!

Want to read last months five month update? You can catch up with our four month, three month, two month, and one month update here too.

 

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  1. January 19, 2017 / 5:42 am

    It’s really to read all about what has gone in the past few days. And god bless the ‘little chappy’ as you call him. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Oh yeah, the clothes get short rather too soon. I know the feel.
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  2. January 23, 2017 / 6:30 am

    Look at his beautiful hair! Has more ham my 9mo. It’s amazing how quick time goes #marvmondays

  3. January 23, 2017 / 8:46 am

    I can’t get over him being 6 months. I remember when he was born! He always looks like a chilled, happy guy. I think we look for teeth for months before they come and my girlie is chewing everything!! Think we will follow the Annabel Karmel too as easy for them to eat similar things to us. Hope crawling comes next but lots of fun to look forward too! Thanks for hosting x
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  4. January 23, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Arrgh, everyone needs to stop showing me these cute babies! Look at that hair!! I can’t cope. IF i get pregnant, i will blame all of your cute baby owning bloggers! #marvmondays
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  5. January 23, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I need his hair!! beautiful. My little boy didn’t get his first tooth until 2 days before his first birthday!

    #marvellousmondays

  6. January 23, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Very jealous of his sleeping! My 7 month old is finally down to two wakes ups a night (sometimes just one. He’s adorable. He sounds to be doing weaning well. My dughter will only accept yogurt or fruit purees off a spoon so we are much more baby led than I planned. #MarvMondays
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  7. January 23, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    its hard to remember already when mine was that little. One of the great things about blogging is always having these to go back to #marvmondays
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  8. January 23, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Wow he’s grown so much! It’s easy to forget how challenging they can be to entertain at that age when they want to do everything but can’t quite go it alone. Hope the sleeping through continues! #MarvMondays
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  9. January 23, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    What gorgeous photos, they grow up so quick. Weening sounds like it is going well and yay for sleep. Everything seems better when you manage to have a good nights sleep.

  10. January 24, 2017 / 10:00 am

    As mine are 6 and almost 9, it’s hard to believe they were once this age, yet it also only seems like it was a blink ago when they were. Time, it flies. And your beautiful little chap will grow! Enjoy it! #MarvelousMondays xoxo

  11. January 24, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Aw your boy is so so gorgeous, I love his happy face and all the hair! And how are our babies 6 months already?! Well 7 months nearly as I write this – what?!?! I can relate to everything you’ve written (well apart from sleeping the night, wah! You are soooo lucky!!!) It is so funny seeing them lunge forward like they are trying to crawl but get stuck! I almost don’t want Lily to crawl just yet as life will change completely when that happens!
    Sabrina xx
    #MarvMondays
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  12. January 25, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    We noticed that six months was when Ben’s milestones came thick and thin. however at 8 months we’re only just getting him into 6-9 months!!
    He also loves sweet potato puree, must be the sweetness of it that makes it super yummy to kids! #marvmondays

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