I think as long as I get the post up while he is still 7 months I’m not really late right? Poor buddy. Second child syndrome all the way! A few big things happened since Baby D’s 6 month baby update. I swear babies are like ninjas – you blink your eyes and they are sitting pretty showing off some new tricks!
One month after his 6 month appointment and Baby D has already put on another pound plus! He was nearly 22lbs at his last Doctor’s appointment. (Which was a follow up on his food/eating – more on that later down the post.) He now is fully wearing size 12 months, but many of those are getting tight. (Especially his pjs). I have begun the process of pulling out the 18 month clothing already. Someone told me he is starting to look like a little boy and less like a baby. I wanted to cry…
This month Baby D has decided to start growing even more blond hair, but mostly right down the middle of his head! Still trying to figure out what color his eyes are. Some days they are blue with a little hazel, other days they are almost completely hazel, but most days they are steel gray. Very cool. I wanted to try and take a picture to compare them, it will be fun to do this again when my husband comes home so we can see everyone’s eyes. Genetics totally awe me sometimes!
It really is pretty neat that K is a mini me, and D is a mini Daddy. I thought for sure looking at his 3d ultrasound images he was going to be his brother’s twin!
Firsts & Milestones:
Baby D IS MOBILE – Almost! He is scooching and rolling places! I thought for sure he’d be crawling by now, but he seems okay learning this new trick for now and I am MORE than okay with that! He is more confident sitting up unassisted, and has perfected the belly flop, leg flip to get from sitting to scooching!
He got his second tooth shortly after turning 7 months, and I am pretty certain he is working on two more on the bottom.
He loves playing peek-a-boo. I can’t get enough of it with him. He is so joyful when he does it. He smiles with his eyes.
Baby D has also started to give hugs. He smashes himself into me and when I say “aww hugs” he does it over again and again.
Whaa-Whaa… Not much has changed since his 6 month update. However, I am now convicted he is in pain at night and not having night terrors. Really, I have wondered that since these excessive night time wake ups started at 4 months. He seems to be unable to get comfortable at night. Normally by this age baby can roll over or change positions to get more comfortable. Baby D doesn’t do that. I think it really ties into his food…
Baby D is still nursing every 2-3 hours. Occasionally going 4 hours. He isn’t doing well with solids, so breast milk continues to be is only form of food. Even still, I remember my first son started spacing out nursing by this point. We started then stopped solids at 6 months. I felt like he wasn’t ready because he would throw up very shortly after eating. So we stopped for a few weeks. We had a follow up visit with our Pediatrician who expressed he thought Baby D was being stubborn. He wanted me to do food 3 times a day every day. He felt like it would help him at night. (I should express here, I love my Pediatrician and have never felt led wrong by him. He has always listened to me.) I didn’t argue, but part of me really wishes I did. It was around this time I started to let dairy slip back into my diet. It was only a couple of days until I noticed the eczema return. Right after that he started spitting up after nursing again. Time to go back to dairy free.
We started food again as directed by the Pediatrician, but it didn’t go well. While Baby D was really excited to be eating and actually ate his food, about 4 hours later he woke up and projectile vomited everywhere. (Well, mostly on me.) At first I thought he had picked up a stomach bug, but a few hours later he woke up and nursed and by morning he was fine. Suddenly I realizes he wasn’t throwing up when we first started solids because he didn’t like them, but because his body didn’t want it. In fact it was then it dawned on me every single time he ate food, he threw up. We stopped for one more week. I knew if he threw up again, it was going to be something more serious. This past week we tried again. 4 hours later, vomiting this time worse than the last time. So bananas, avocados, and oatmeal… all thrown up.
My biggest fear is he has something wrong internally. That would explain the night time crying. I worry he’s been in pain for the past several months. If you heard him cry at night, you might agree. Even my mother expressed that concern when we visited home in May. I think he also may have food allergies. That scares me. I think the best case scenario is that it’s undiagnosed reflux. Hopefully I will convey my frustration and extreme concern tomorrow. I made an appointment as soon as he started throwing up last week. I really want some answers for him.
Lots and lots of babbling. Lots of talking back to us. I swear he even looked at me and said “Mama”. (Only he never repeated it.) He has been squeezing since the day we brought him home from the hospital and he still loves to do that. He has also started to talk himself to sleep.
We have been working a lot with baby signs this past month. He can still sign “milk” but only does it when he wants to and certainly not when he’s super hungry. His favorite time to sign it is while he is nursing (which is super cute – hand on head signing milk), and after he’s done eating he will pull my shirt and sign milk. He doesn’t want more (I’ve offered) he just wants to let me know he knows what and where it is.
I continue to love to watch him look at his brother in pure adoration. He just thinks he is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Baby D is super happy during the day. His smile has a way of calming me down. I especially love when I’m disciplining his brother, and I look over at Baby D and he’s smirking at me. As if to tell me – you just wait mom!
His laughter. He laughs all day long. Full belly laughs. I can’t get enough of it!
He started reaching up to me this month to be picked up. That made my heart melt. I just love this little boy and all the personality he is filled with.
I wonder what month 8 will bring us!
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