Half a year! You are growing up so quickly in ways and so sweetly slow in others. I cherish how you still look like a little baby when I hold you, yet I am so surprised when I see you trying to army crawl towards a toy.
We’ve introduced you to solid foods this past week; mostly cream of wheat. It’s been two nights that you haven’t nursed to bed. You eat your dinner and fall asleep at 8. No more quick 6:30 pm cat nap after your long afternoon nap. You’re awake for most of the day and then conk out at night. It’s awesome!
Your schedule looks something like this:
5:45/6:00 wake up (sometimes for the day, usually to eat and fall back asleep)
7:45/8:00 really wake up
8:00-9:00 play time!
9:00-9:20 nurse and cat nap
9:20 -10:40 play time
10:40-11:00 nurse and cat nap
11:00-1:30 play time and lunch (most nursing still)
1:30-4:00 long nap!! (sometimes you wake up at 3:00)
6:00 dinner of cream of wheat, soon to add vegetables
6:30-7:30 rest and calm play
7:30 bedtime, bath, jammies
Your routine is very flexible and varies quite a bit, but I sure am surprised that you only take two cat naps during the morning time. I’ve found that if I try and lay you down for a long morning nap, and you do it, you DO NOT take an afternoon nap; at all! Needless to say, I’m beat by the end of the day. Between your limited napping and your crazy, energetic brother, I am worn out!
So far, you LOVE food. You want to eat any and everything — all the time. It’s the funniest and craziest thing. When you’re hungry and start eating, there is no stopping you. In fact, if I don’t feed you food in a steady stream you get “hangry” (hungry and angry). You start grunting and yelling. Just like your Dad was when he was little. Your Nana had to feed him with two spoons.
I love you so much, Bub. More than you’ll ever truly know.