Monday, October 12, 2015

Sixth Months

Jack turned 6 months old last Thursday. I don't even know how that happened. He's napping at the moment, and since I can pretty much set my watch by his exactly 30-minute naps, this is going to be quick.

Stats: 18 pounds, 3 ounces; 26.75 inches long

Teeth: None, not even started - though he's been drooling like crazy for the last 4 months. Maybe eventually?

Sleep: Next. I don't want to talk about this.

Milestones: Can roll both ways, sit up by himself for several minutes, get to hands and knees and rock back and forth, can scoot backwards and in a circle.

Likes: Food - baby oatmeal, sweet potatoes, bananas, pears. When I sit him on my stomach and do crunches. Playing with Daddy's beard. Sitting on the front porch swing. Wheels on the Bus.

Dislikes: Food - avocado, squash, peas. Being put into his car seat. Sleeping.

Nicknames: Spuds, Bobo, Big Fat Baby

That's about it.

Other things...I made it to 6 months breastfeeding!!! This shocks me almost as much as the fact that I've kept a baby alive for 6 whole months. I'd like to make it a year, and I have a pretty good freezer stash going, so it might actually happen. J is pretty distracted now during the day, so it can be hard to get a full feeding in him every few hours (which is probably part of the reason he's waking up so much at night...but I don't want to talk about sleep in this post. It will make me weep for the days when I used to sleep in til noon on the weekends).

Jack was also diagnosed with reflux, which sort of prompted our starting solids a little early. Those were a rough few weeks, but the combination of solids + Zantac seems to be helping, I guess. 

I'm still staying at home for now, minus coaching volleyball. My season will be done next weekend after our state tournament, and I have mixed feelings about it. It was really nice to have something that was just mine - a guaranteed few hours away from the house and baby things every day. But we've had a pretty disappointing season, and we really haven't played up to our potential at all. The girls I have this year aren't very competitive or driven, and that's hard for me to coach. They don't seem to mind losing to teams we should beat, or not playing our best. That bothers me a lot, so it's been a bit of a rough year.

Some day I plan to update this blog more regularly, even if no one reads anymore and it's just for me. I've been terrible about keeping Jack's baby book updated, so I'd like to record some of his life somewhere.

Bonus, some photos of the boy.

Trying to crawl away while I was in the bathroom.
We call this his Godfather face. Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
Just hanging out at Target.


  1. It's great to hear an update from you!!! Jack is just adorable!

  2. I'm still reading! Love the updates and glad to hear you will continue when you can. I know exactly what you mean about coaching girls that don't seem to have much motivation. Although, you're still in the playoffs, so it can't be all bad! I'm glad you've been able to make it work so that you could still coach this year. I imagine it's had both pluses and minuses, but it's so good to have something for YOU outside of mommyhood! I love Jack's Godfather face. And oh sleep. We still struggle with this, although it's gone from middle of the night wake ups to just getting up way too damn early! 5:00 is just an unnacceptable time to be up for the day in my book! Yesterday Ayden woke up at 3:30am and would NOT go back to sleep! That's just not right, but I shouldn't be complaining because he at least takes decent naps!

  3. OMG you're right, I think we have the exact same baby. That's too funny. Well, except for the 30 minute nap thing. Those are decidedly un-funny. And to answer your question, night sleep goes relatively well for us and I owe it all to Dr. Ferber. That's right, I let my baby cry it out. I'm a terrible person, supposedly, but I'm a much more well rested terrible person. Look into it. It will save your life. Also, avocado is awesome, but primarily when it's served in guacamole form with tortilla chips and beer. Otherwise it's just meh. Maybe Q and J will like the guac, eventually.

  4. So good to hear from you again! I agree with Aramis, avacado is only good in the form of guac, which goes with chips and beer. Otherwise, it just gets used to name any sandwich "The Californian..."

  5. Glad he's doing so well and hope the sleep will improve soon. I can 100% commiserate. Big boy!