Sometimes it seems like only yesterday. Sometimes it seems like forever ago. But half a year ago I awkwardly climbed into my husband's car in between contractions with the help of my anxious mother-in-law, who was urging us to call an ambulance instead. I had no idea how much my life was going to change. Nor did I know that by the time I exited that car, a new little someone to love would have already entered the world. How can Jordan possibly be six months old already?
Jordan turned six months old on March 30th. He weighed in at 17.2 lbs and was 26.5 inches long. His head circumference was 43 cm. He is starting to get some more hair and it is a light reddish blond color. His eyes are still blue. He wears mostly 6 month clothes. Some 3-6 outfits still fit him as well.
I am proud to say that Jordan is still 100% breastfed. We reached our goal -- and the AAP recommendation -- of exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months of life. He continues to be completely satisfied with milk so we are in no hurry to offer him "solids" at this point. I am looking into baby-led weaning/baby-led solids right now and will potentially start that with him. If I don't end up going that route, I plan to mostly make our own purees this time around. I do have a small stash of baby food jars in the basement as well for backup! He now prefers the Nuk pacifiers to the Soothies. He likes the ones with the small nipple best.
Jordan is sleeping in his crib in our bedroom most of the time. He occasionally still sleeps in bed with us, especially if he nurses in the middle of the night and I don't feel like getting out of bed. He mostly sleeps on his left side or on his stomach, which I don't much care for! It's near impossible to get him to sleep on his back anymore. Some nights he sleeps through the night. Others he wakes to nurse. It seems when he wakes, it's either midnight or 3 am but that could just be my imagination. He likes to snuggle.
Jordan is trying to sit up but just can't yet. He can sit up if he is leaning against something -- like a toy bin. Otherwise he still topples right over.
He's also getting pretty interested in crawling. He gets up on his arms and kicks his feet but can't quite figure out how to get them underneath himself. Other times, he'll have his legs underneath him but then can't get his arms up. It's a hoot to watch him try to figure it all out. He still rolls from his back to his belly but doesn't want to roll back the other way anymore. It's very rare that he'll roll belly to back. He reaches for objects and when he loses them he will try to find them again. He can rotate himself around in a circle on his belly to get to something he lost or finds interesting. He also discovered his feet.
This past month Jordan went swimming for the first time! I know, swimming in March in Michigan sounds odd. Matt's grandma got a hotel room for her birthday and we all went over there for pizza and pool time. Jordan liked being in the water. He started kicking his feet right away. He ended up getting pretty cold after awhile though so Grandma took him out.
Jordan also went in his Johnny-Jump-Up for the first time. He knew what to do right away. We also got out our farm activity center. He likes sitting in that and playing. Jacob is also enjoying playing with it again so double bonus!
Jordan also got his first real injury this month. He was laying on the floor of the toy room. Jake's dinosaurs were on his table and he pushed them off and one landed on Jordan's head. He got a nice gash on the top of his head, near his hair line, and another scrape down the side of his forehead. Poor little guy!
I will leave with a few more random pictures from this month. Enjoy!
getting so strong
six month old baby feet
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