Weight: Ethan weighed in at 15 pounds 6 ounces at his 6 month appointment this past Monday! He's actually on the chart now, which is awesome! And he is 26 inches long! :)
Health: Baby boy has been battling some dry skin patches, which it turns out is baby eczema. So we've got some oatmeal bath and we're slathering on some intensive baby lotion morning and night to help it out. We'll see if it helps!
Sleep: Just as I pulled out "Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child" book and had confirmed with the doctor that he was old enough and heavy enough that he should be making it through the night, just like clockwork, he randomly slept great one night, only waking once and going right back down. Then the next night he did the same thing. We'll see how he does from here on out. I would be THRILLED if he only woke up once a night for a quick feeding. Fingers crossed this is a new trend.
Social: Ethan got to spend some time with Ryan's dad's side of the family this past weekend. Oh and we had our first night without dad! He had an overnight trip and it was just the two of us! Luckily we did just fine...whew!
Diet: Breastmilk and formula during the day, nursing in the mornings and nights. And we've been feeding him baby oatmeal and butternut squash puree this week. We tried sweet pea puree from the Plum Organics line and baby had a severe reaction to it. His cheeks got really red and then he started vomiting about three different times. Luckily, he was fine through it all, or I'm sure I would have freaked out more. So we're skipping peas for now and avoiding Plum Organics for a little while. Next up, is pear puree and banana puree! Yummm!
Clothes: Officially in 9 month jammies, but he's still wearing 6 month onesis and pants.
Baby Gear Love: Ethan has fallen in love with his jumperoo all over again. He can finally touch the ground without needing a pillow and he bounces and bounces and bounces a ton! He just loves it! It's so fun watching him! We also got some more teethers for him. He likes everything in his mouth.
Crying: Pretty much non-existent except for when he wakes up. His nanny even commented on how he never cries. Love that. He didn't even cry during the vomiting episode!
Likes: He loves to move...whether it's jumping in his jumperoo or rolling on the floor. He also loves music more and more every day!
Postpartum: Starting to notice a little more weight loss lately, which is nice. And I *think* I'm done shedding. Now I have these lovely baby hairs growing in at my hairline.
Milestones: Let's see, first aversion to food, first night without dad, and he's rolling back to front as well!