Little Love turned 6 months and I cannot believe half a year has gone by. I feel like I was just pregnant. I’m not sure where the time went, but I am sure of one thing: teething sucks.
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The last time I truly gave an update on baby boy, he was 3 months old. I’m not sure how he’s such a hefty boy already but it’s a lot. The first three months were rough in that I had no idea what I was doing and was still on the back end of recovering from the C-section. I’ve recovered a tremendous amount since, however, I still have numbness where the scar tissue is.
My son is going a million miles per hour. He started crawling since his last update and I’m struggling to keep up. I was tired of feeling weak and exhausted all the time so I’ve taken up doing yoga at home. I aim to do 20 minute videos, twice a day. It’s improved my strength a lot, but I am feeling it. I definitely have a-ways to go. Hopefully once he’s a little older, I’ll be able to join a studio and really get it handed to me.
Little Love has started on some solid foods, primarily banana. We tried rice cereal but I have a sneaking suspicion that soy messes him up, so I’ve tried to cut out as much soy as I can. My mom bought him a soy-free baby cereal, so we might try that soon. We gave him some avocado but I don’t think it mimicked breast milk enough, as a ripe banana does. And luckily, I’m fortunate that yes, I am still breastfeeding.
For the last few weeks he has wanted to nurse constantly. I’m blaming that on a possible growth spurt, as well as comfort feeding. He’s really struggling with teething and I can’t say I blame him. We’ve just purchased some teething rings to go in the freezer but they need to be washed and frozen. We will give that to him ASAP though. In the meantime, the Nuby teething gel for 4 months and up is a lifesaver. He hates it—until it kicks in, that is.
Lastly, as much as I try to limit his screen watching time, a mom’s gotta eat every now and then. When I do stick him in his Pack n’ Play and turn on the TV, it’s almost always on Paw Patrol, Sesame Street or a preschool friendly PBS show. I never really let him watch more than 20 minutes at a time and I’m very careful to note which shows come on afterward. He’s still obsessed with music so if I can just have music on, he prefers that anyway.
So there you have it. Do you have any advice for teething that I haven’t already mentioned? What has your experience with a 6-month-old been like? Let me know in the comments below or on my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Happy days and see y’all soon.