My baby boy is now officially six months old! The past six months have gone so fast, but I cannot seem to remember what I used to do before he was born! It feels like each day I get a little more used to motherhood and I am really loving this stage. Teddy is still very needy, but he plays on his own and naps for short stretches and is so happy. I miss having a tiny newborn, but if I’m honest- those days where much harder and so very stressful!
Here’s his last three weekly pictures:
Theodore’s personality has really started to shine this month. He is a happy, nosy little guy. He loves people watching and has yet to meet a stranger. Teddy loves to be on the go. Last week, we went on his first road trip and visited Colorado Springs. He smiled and laughed and charmed all the people we met. We took him to the zoo and he had a blast- although I’m not sure he really noticed the animals. Instead, he just hung out and watched people.
Teddy is still breastfeeding but he is very efficient and easily distracted. He typically nurses for three or four minutes every three hours. He also eats two meals a day- typically a fruit and a veggie. So far he’s tried- sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, carrots, prunes, peaches, avacado, apples, bananas, watermelon and oatmeal. When we go out to eat he happily munches off our plates and has tried rice, beans, pickles (ha!), and French fries. He’s a great eater!
He has two of the cutest little teeth already and I think he might be about to pop two more. He chews on everything and has been known to bite on my fingers. This morning, I cought him chewing on Milo’s foot!
He is pretty intent on learning to crawl, but hasn’t mastered sitting up yet. He is strong enough, but still quite wobbly. We’ve been practicing a lot the last week and I expect he will be sitting independently very soon!
(I’m exciting about all the new photo opportunities I will have once he’s sitting like a pro!)
Unfortunately, my baby boy isn’t a great sleeper and our nights have gotten worse this last month. He was only waking up once a night to nurse and then he started teething. He now wakes up every three hours and only sleeps next to me. It’s not my favorite thing, but we are all getting some sleep and it’s about survival right now. He generally takes three naps a day after being awake for two hours. His naps are generally 30-40 minutes long, but I have gotten a few longer naps out of him in the last week.
It has been a very fun month around here. We went to the lake again. Teddy watched the Forth of July fireworks and loved them. He went swimming with his cousins Samuel and Gavin. Jamey and I took him to watch Finding Dory and he seriously watched the entire movie without ever letting out a sound. Teddy loves to stay busy and I love seeing the world for the first time through his eyes! He makes life a lot more enjoyable!