Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Noah - 6 Months

12 lbs 11 oz - 5 months
13 lbs 2 oz - 22/23 weeks
13 lbs 6 oz - 24 weeks 
13 lbs 12 oz - 25 weeks

26.25 inches

Sleeping: Noah transitioned great from being swaddled to his sleep sack and he also did great in his crib! It took us a little longer to get him down the first night as it was his first time in his room in the dark, but he slept all night and has continued to do so! He tends to also nap longer up there as well - when he naps! He also loves playing in his crib and watching the mobile! 

Napping is whole different story, in fact we have nicknamed Noah "No Nap Noah". His newest thing is to try to nap as little as possible, which ends up in a very miserable state by the end of the day! So I am really starting to try to MAKE him nap, which is a huge struggle on its own!

Feeding: Noah is nursing every 2.5-3 hours, sometimes 4 hour stretches, but more consistently 3 hours when he has cereal! Typically it is 3 hour stretches in the morning and 2.5 hours in the afternoon and down to 2 in the evening. He loves cereal! We started with rice cereal and he loved it, but he was a bigger fan of oatmeal that is for sure. We started out with one tablespoon once a day.

When it came to introducing new foods I was sure to introduce them on their own before mixing with cereal the next day! Like with bananas for example I know he loves them, but not the the texture, so mixing them the next day made a big difference for him! I also feel that mixing fruit with oatmeal and veggies with rice is the route I plan to take! 

Foods Noah tried this month: 
- rice cereal
- oatmeal
- bananas
- carrots
- bartlett pears
- avocado
- sweet potato

Clothing: 6 month sleepers, with very few 3 month ones left that fit. He had some onesies that still fit, but I packed them up with the 3 month stuff, figuring the 6 month ones will fit soon enough. 6 month pants are much too big though, so we kept the long 3 month ones out. His swimsuit is still 3 months, shorts are 0-3 or 3 months, as the 6 month ones are too big. 

Diapers: Noah is still sporting size 2's! 

Looks: Blue eyes, and brown hair. In the sunlight his hair gets a reddish tinge, just like mine! I will say that during his 25th week, I swear his hair grew over night, it has thickened up on top and grown in length!

What The Doctor Had To Say: Noah is meeting his milestones, but his weight is still not where she wants to see it - of course! Soo annoying! She is the first to notice that he is a happy baby, and that he is looking healthy, but just really wants him to be this pudgy baby that he is not. He is doing great! So we go back in 2 months instead of 3!

The pediatrician is happy with Noah, he isn't concerned, but will continue to follow us. We go back to see him at 9 months! He also said we can give Noah 3 meals a day now, but we will work with 2 for now, as he does not prefer to eat in the morning yet. 

Nicknames: Stretch, No Nap Noah, Spike, Captain, Mr. Magoo, Little Man, Toots, Mama's Monkey. 

Likes: His hands, his fleece blanket, calgary the bear is a huge hit, snuggles, his turtle, his exersaucer, mamaroo, walks in the stroller, the bouncer, jolly jumper, Lux, Jazz, Grace and Lily. Noah loves seeing himself. Noah wants to stand all the time now or sit. He loves cereal!! His mobile in his crib!

Dislikes: Laying down unless it's bedtime! Having his face washed after eating.

Fur Baby Update: Noah loves watching the dogs, especially when they get excited or chase the cats. Gracie is taking a lot more interest in him now too, she isn't as nervous around him, likely because he makes much more noise now, she's clued in that he is child haha. Jazz hasn't growled at him yet, despite the amount of times he has touched her! Lux loves story time before bed, he gets right up on the chair and snuggles into Lux, who then pets him - seriously soo cute!

Personality/Events: Noah had his first bath in the big tub this past month and he wasn't a fan, but it has got better since! I will say it was much easier bathing him on the counter! As soon as Noah hit 5 months, we tried rice cereal and he loved it, but he does love oatmeal more!! Another month of many firsts! He "swam" in the lake for the first time this month as well. He also slept on the boat for the first time, which definitely had it's challenges, but we worked them out! We celebrated Daddy's birthday. 

Mommy & Daddy Update: waking up every day (whether it's too early or an awesome sleep in) and hearing Noah's stories, giggles in bed or squeals is honestly the best way to wake up. Starts our day off in the best way possible! Hard to believe we had him 6 months ago!! I am still in shock! My baby is growing up each and everyday and all I can do is say slow down, I want to cherish each moment and memory. Being at home with Noah can have its struggles, as any job does, but this by far is the best job I could have! Raising my own child, watching him grow and develop and learn right in front of my eyes is the best reward out there! I am soo grateful to be able to do this! Better yet, I am grateful for husband who puts us first, helps where he can, even after a long day at work.


Mrs Gable said...

He has the sweetest smile!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Noah's so adorable!! I love his big grin!!

That's great that he transitioned so well to his crib. Keep working on the naps and then will come. We seem to have the opposite problem here.

It's fun watching them eat new things! Leo devoured some homemade yam fries tonight. It was everywhere though!

I agree- best job ever!! :)

Kristina said...

So cute. Jack's weight isn't where it needs to be either. It's so frustrating. I'm hoping he finally doubles his weight by his next appointment. He is on solids now and he is packing them in! The pictures of Noah and the pups are priceless. BTW Jack doesn't nap or sleep the night. I am SOOOO TIRED!!!

J and A said...

That smile is just awesome! I LoVE that he is loving food and gaining weight! He is doing awesome!! Love him with the pups too.


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