Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Baby B: Six Months Old

April 1st will no longer be "April Fool's Day" but William's Half Birthday. Can you believe this little guy is six months old already? I can't! (Yes, I say that every month, but I'm not kidding.) He weighed in at 15 lbs 8 oz. and is 28 1/4" tall/long. Although he is still a tall and lean baby, he has filled out a little.
(Can you tell my block idea isn't going to last?)

William started moving around a lot more this month. Not crawling yet but he is able to squirm his way across his blanket and reach for his toys. He is rolling over a lot more, often as a way of moving to his desired destination.

We started introducing solid foods this month (not technically solids, but real food--pureed style). I am attempting to make homemade baby food, most of which is fairly easy and straight forward. Oatmeal was my first attempt and although the first serving turned out well, reheating it the following day was more than disappointing. I decided to purchase his grains for the time being. So far he has tried oatmeal, avocado, banana, squash, green beans and rice cereal. His favorites seem to be banana and squash, but likes playing with the spoon more than actually eating the food.

We didn't travel much during March, but finished the month with a weekend away with "Nana" and "Papa" Babiak in Napa. More on their visit later!

His sleep routine has come a long way since his 4 month check-up, which is when we were quite desperate for help. He now wakes up 2 to 3 times a night often going for 4-5 hours at least once! Believe it or not, this is a huge improvement. His day time naps are a little more predictable but they change just about as fast as he grows.

We are enjoying our little boy. He is certainly starting to feel less and less like a baby (especially since he's no longer the youngest baby in our circle of friends).

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