By six months, your baby
-sit without support – CHECK (for 20 seconds or so)
What can I say about Henri at 6 months? First of all- look at that face! Please take the time to click for an even larger view- trust me, that sweet smile is SO worth it!
Henri at 6 months is having a hard time due to some medical stuff I’ll get to in another post. He’s not on solids yet, not sleeping through the night, not going down well for naps during the day. He still nurses every 2 hours during the day, goes to bed around 6:30pm, nurses 1-3 times per night (1 is the average, either around 11-12 or around 3-5am usually), then wakes between 6-7am. He won’t go down for a nap without nursing to sleep (or crying himself to sleep), but luckily when he wakes at night, nursing gets him back to bed within 20 minutes.
Henri at 6 months is the sweetest, smilingest, happiest little boy ever. With everything he’s going through, always in pain, itchy, etc, he would be perfectly justified in being cranky, crabby and sullen. Instead he is so bright and happy, only fusses when hungry and only cries when going for a nap. He smiles even easier than Jakob (never would have thought it possible!) and will charm anyone and everyone. He flirts shamelessly, which he probably gets from both of his parents.
Henri at 6 months is still Jakob’s best friend. Jakob loves showing off his brother and insists on holding him or rocking his car seat. He shares all his toys and we had a minor crisis the other night when Jakob was going to bed and I lay next to him in bed for a quick snuggle. He moved over about 6″, patted the space in between us and said “Henri, here. Henri, lie down. Henri, dodo here”. I tried to explain that Henri was already asleep in his own room, but Jakob wouldn’t understand why we couldn’t just go get him, and was only distracted by his other favorite thing- fish. (Specifically bath toys, an octopus, shark and whale, this time).
Henri at 6 months is adorable and I can’t wait to get to know him more each day.