My baby is already half a year old!
Time please slow down.
On Owen’s 4 month birthday he weighed in at 17.4 pounds and was 28 inches long.
What’s he’s wearing…
Most of the clothes Owen’s wearing are 6 months and a few 6-9 months. There are still a few 3-6 month pieces thrown in the mix but he’s outgrown the majority of those. I think for the most part Owen is pretty spot on with sizing for most baby clothes. The only place we’re running into a problem is with footie PJ’s because he’s pretty long so he’s running out of room to grow into his jams. I feel like it was just last week when I switched out his jammies to his 6 month ones…guess we’ll have to get some new PJ’s sooner that we thought.
What he’s eating…
We started giving Owen rice cereal last month.
“Uggghhh! What is this lumpy garbage Mommy is feeding me?”
How is he sleeping…
Ohhh you have no idea how bad I wish I could say that he’s sleeping through the night. But- he’s not! Still going to sleep close to 10 and then one or two wake ups until he eventually is up at 9:00am. He’s also still sleeping in his Rock n’ Play in our room. I think the big move to his crib might be coming soon… or maybe not. I love having him in our room. It makes those nighttime feedings so much easier!
I actually like the sleep schedule that he’s made for himself. With Owen not going to sleep until around 10 it allows us to have dinner with out rushing, get Owen a bath and have some good ‘ol family time. Which is my favorite time!
Baby’s favorite thing to do…
He still loves being in his jumperoo but he also loves to be on the floor rolling around.
Now that he is able to move more on his own he really likes playing with his toys. Recently I bought him a few toys that are more interactive. They light up and make noise when he plays with them. These new toys are a hit! Owen has also fallen in love with playing peek-a-boo! You don’t even have to hide to get him to laugh.. sometimes just saying “peek!” gets the laughs!
Mommy and Daddy’s favorite thing to do with Owen…
My favorite thing to do is play Peek-A-Boo with Owen. He thinks it’s hilarious… and his laugh is simply the best!
“Wow, Daddy. You’re good at this! You should be an engineer or something.”
Favorite monthly memories…
- Celebrating my first Mother’s Day! We had a great day spending family time together. Greg got me a bike seat for Owen and we went on a nice bike ride together through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It was perfect!
-Sitting up on his own.
“I’m hanging on this here toy and so far I’m doing pretty good!”
- Having solid foods.
- Cold. Poor baby was sick for about 4 days with an upper respiratory infection.
It was hard to see him not feeling well. We did a lot of cuddling and napping those few days.
- Walk in his, well Greg’s, new baby backpack!
Developmental milestones Owen has reached…
- Rolling over, all the time! Last month Owen started rolling and it was slow going at first. But now little man rolls over form back to belly as soon as you put him down.
- Starting solids, if that’s a developmental milestone.
- Sitting up with out help. We still keep the pillows close by him because there are still some tumbles.
- Holding up his own bottle…. he doesn’t get to work on that skill too often. But, with the little practice he has he’s doing a good job!
What happened the past month that you didn’t expect…
I didn’t expect Owen to just sit up without assistance… I thought he would be sitting with help for a while and working his way up to sitting on his own. But for our little guy- that was not the case! It happened overnight… one day, we sat him up and he just did it.
Next month we’re looking forward to…
The weather getting nice so that we can get outside more often. I’m looking forward to celebrating Father’s Day with Greg. He’s a great father and deserves to be celebrated! Ohhhh and maybe some crawling starting soon. Maybe. But honestly, I can’t say that I’m really looking forward to it … but I know that Greg is. He can’t wait for Owen to start moving all around!
HAPPY 6 MONTH BIRTHDAY, OWEN!
These last 6 months have been ah-maz-ing! We are starting to see your wonderful personality come through more and more. Your laugh is contagious and your smile melts our hearts! We love you lil’ man!