28 June 2011

6 Months

This has been a big month for Baby Jack. He started sitting up, he started eating a little bit of food other than milk and he got two teeth. He weighs 7.4 kg (16 lbs 5 oz) and is 67 cm (26 inches) long.

The sitting up started several weeks ago. I sat him up and he didn't fall over. We still have to keep the Boppy around him because he sees a toy, dives for the toy, crashes and knocks his head on the hard floors. Either that or he sees Asher and just gets so excited he falls over.

He is also trying to crawl. He flips to his belly the instant he gets put down and is pretty good at turning in circles and scooting backwards. I don't think it will be long before he is chasing Asher around the house.

Jack's first food ended up being papaya. We went to lunch and had some papaya. I had been reading about Baby Led Weaning and decided to just give Jack a piece and see what happened. He gnawed on it for a while, ate a little bit and was quite pleased with himself. Since then we have given him cucumbers, carrots and avocado. I think he really likes having food to play with while we are eating and the cold carrots seemed to feel good on his new teeth.

So, these new teeth. I had no idea the boy was about to grow teeth. Last Thursday afternoon I checked and he still didn't have any teeth. He was fussy from getting some vaccines (or so I thought) and I rocked him to sleep so he could get some rest. An hour later he woke up with a tooth. The next morning he woke up with his second tooth.

Baby Jack is still sleeping good and has fallen into a little bit of a schedule. He wakes up around 7:30 and then takes a morning nap about an hour later. Normally he will sleep for an hour and a half or two hours. After that he will stay awake until around 12:30 and then take another 2 hour nap. He needs to take another little snooze before bedtime, but it usually doesn't happen. Bedtime is around 7 or 7:30 and typically we don't hear from him during the night.

Jack's favorite person is still Asher. He absolutely loves being around him. I can't wait until he gets a little bigger and they can really play together.

And did I mention he also met Tom Cruise?

1 comment:

Anthony & Sharon said...

I totally don't believe that! Two teeth in a day??? Kidding...Was that really Tom? Looks kinda waxy and possibly not him (aren't you taller than him?)
Anyway, Jack is a total cutie pie and anyone famous or not is lucky to meet him!