I’m a few days late on this post! Between finishing things up at work before Thanksgiving and our little man battling a wicked cough and cold, we’ve been quite busy and exhausted!
Happy Half Birthday, Finn man! Thanks for being the best part of our day! Here’s a little update on what you were doing right around your six month mark:
I did a deep dive on this in last week’s post, in case you missed it!
Officially, Finn weighs in at 18lbs 9oz – the boy is growing! I no longer find it reasonable to carry him in his carrier – unless he has fallen asleep in it. He is living on the hip at this point. Finn decided a few weeks ago that he wanted to sit up, and since then laying down is just not his cup of tea. This does make it more fun to go grocery shopping with him since he can sit in the front of the cart. He loves watching everyone and everything!
Finn’s bottom teeth poked in just after his five month mark, and he has been battling his top teeth for a few weeks now. You can feel them, but we haven’t seen them yet. Tylenol has been our friend lately. Come on teeth!
The kid is also really long – 27 inches! He was just short of 22 inches at birth. I looked at him in the bath the other night and thought, ‘wow kid, you’re a lengthy one! His little feet almost reach the edge of his carseat already!
Finn is very curious. He went through a chatty phase, but now he is more subdued and wants to take in as much as he can. He loves to reach for his toys and grab them – everything goes right to his mouth. He has also started to realize when mom or dad aren’t around. He starts to wail until we are back in sight. This makes car rides really fun… not. Finn loves to read and he loves when we sing. I think we’ve made a jingle about every mundane thing that we do throughout the day.
I read something recently – “Teething is mother nature’s practical joke. Just when you get your little one to sleep through the night, they start growing teeth.” This couldn’t be more true. We did get about two months of uninterrupted sleep, and to be honest, it’s really not that bad even now. Finn doesn’t exactly wake up, he just moans a bit and gets restless. Usually this means turning on some white noise. I hate to say it, but we’ve been quite spoiled with this one. He is a good sleeper. The only problem is that makes it hard when he does have a bad night!
Oh, how I love feeding Finn solids! It may be the funnest thing we do. He has gotten so good at opening his mouth and keeping everything inside of it. We’ve tried a variety of different foods – peaches seem to be the favorite at this point. He is also really interested in watching us eat. He stares down the food whenever we have something on the plate and move it to our mouth. So funny!
Things I don’t want to forget:
- When Finn is being held by one of us, he searches for the other one. When he sees us, he gives us the biggest smile! He is such a happy kid.
- I love that Finn can sit up now, but he can’t get to the sitting position without help. He know has started to do what resembles crunches whenever he is laying flat. He doesn’t get frustrated, just determined. It’s the funniest thing.