I can’t believe our baby turned 7 months this past Saturday. Everyone warns you that it flys by and it really does.
6 months was a lot of fun and also tough! Poor baby is working on tooth 5 and 6. He pretty much got all 6 teeth in one month. He is miserable cutting teeth. He won’t sleep longer then an hour or two. The other night was 45 min sleep spans… all night! We’ve tried tooth oils and even Tylenol and Motrin (even though I hate medication). He wakes up screaming in pain. But just like everything else, this will pass.
Baby Led Weaning is going well! He’s put in a full month of 1-2 meals a day depending on mom’s schedule! He still gags at times but is definitely doing much better chewing his foods. His favorites so far are Brussel Sprouts, Peaches, Zucchini, Steak, Pulled Pork, Pepperoni, Avocado, Hummus, and Peanut and Almond butter. We have tried all the allergens except shellfish so far. Still staying clean of Corn, Dairy and Soy for now because of his breastfeeding intolerance. So far we have tried 45 foods on our way to “100 foods before 1”.
100 foods before age 1:
1. BBQ chicken Crockpot
3. Mashed potatoes
5. Fake cheese
6. Italian Bread
7. Eggs (A)
8. Strawberry (A)
11. Pumpkin and apple rice husk
15. Wheat bread (A)
19. Tomato sauce
22. Peanut butter (A)
28. Garlic bread
34. Salmon (A)
37. Veggie burger
42. French Fris
43. Almond Butter (A)
45. Brussel Sprouts
I put an (A) next to the allergens. Like I said we still need to try Shellfish, maybe shrimp or scallops?! We aren’t sure yet.
His 6 month vaccinations were a disaster. He was miserable with a 101 fever for 2 days. We opted against the flu vaccine. He got Fluoride varnish on his two bottom teeth because that’s all the teeth he had at that time. We will have to do the rest at his 9 month appointment. Luckily at the next 9 month appointment there are no vaccines. That will be a nice break.
Baby is doing great with his milestones. He’s been sitting unassisted since 4 months. He is on all 4’s not “crawling” yet but able to scout across the room pretty easily and go from all 4’s to sitting and back again. He is steam rolling all over the place and if sitting on a raised surface will stand up holding your hands and let go. He held himself standing for about 2-3 seconds before falling the other day. He has taken a step alone once and fell immediately but it was a great try! He practices baby planks and downward dog all day building up his core. I predict he will be crawling very soon!
He babbles a lot more now and we swear he says “Dada” most days and I’ve heard “Mama” a handful of times. He understands words like “milkies”, “sleepies”, “diapies”, “poopies”, “boobies”. He also knows the word “Dance”. He does high fives and kisses when asked.
As for me, i’m doing good. Getting use to my new early morning part time job…kinda… My hair loss has slowed down some but I’m still losing a ton. Sleep still isn’t happening and I’m exhausted but it’s all worth being a mom. Having my son is the best feeling in the world.