Judd – 6 Months

 

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Weight: Somewhere around 16 pounds.

Length: N/A

Percentile: N/A

Diaper Size: Size 2-3

Clothes Size: All 9 months.

Feeding: After our RSV bout, that was the end of our breastfeeding journey, it was longer than I had expected, not as successful as I had hoped, but it was great while it lasted.

We’ve been dabbling with solids. Judd has had avocado, banana, sweet potato, peas, squash and green beans. We didn’t follow any rule besides feeding him the same thing for a few days to see if there was any allergic reaction. I like that. I like to do our own thing. I like the idea of easy things I can mash with my fork, instead of the whole steaming, pureeing, freezing etc. route all the time. We’re still making our own baby food this go around.

He’s still pretty unpredictable eating wise, I still don’t think he has fully recovered from his RSV. He’s definitely not a morning eater. He sometimes will take 3 ounces in the morning before daycare, but some days not. He usually has 3 – 5/6 ounce bottles during the day. If he is going to eat baby food, it’s usually around 5 pm while we are sitting down to eat supper, followed by 3/4 ounce bottle. Around 7 or 8 he will maybe take a full bottle of 5-6 ounces as he falls asleep. He also more than likely will get up somewhere in the night for 3-4 ounces.

Sleeping: Still not one of his favorite things. He does not get grumpy or very fussy at all when he doesn’t nap. He loves to be held while he’s napping. Some days he’ll take really good morning and afternoon naps, but I feel they are very few and far between.

Family adjustment: Of course we have out moments of mass chaos where we need both sets of parent’s hands on deck before one or all have a breakdown. For the most part though, I usually feel like, “I got this.” And it only gets more manageable.

Likes: Rough housing with his brother. This kid is a saint. Hank will bend his legs up to kick himself in the forehead, head but him, tickle which is more like a grab and shake and Judd usually just laughs. We are constantly reminding Hank he is just a little guy. Judd definitely wants to be everywhere his brother is.

Dislikes: Being set down when he’s sleepy or overly tired, he will. always. wake up. Also, being sick. We took him back at the beginning of the month for his raspy and retracted breathing and he was put on another week of prednisone, along with albuterol breathing treatments as needed. He’s finished that, but still doesn’t seem to be 100 percent, but then again he contracted the stomach bug that we all did and has had diarrhea and been vomiting quite a bit. We seriously cannot catch a break lately.

Milestones: Judd still rolls everywhere like crazy. He’s making attempts to get up on his knees and rock. He has also been saying “ba ba” for a while now and it never gets old.

Here’s to a fresh start on Month 7, hoping for health and happiness for everyone!

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