6 months

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By six months, your baby

…should be able to:
-keep head level with body when pulled to sitting – CHECK
-say “ah-goo” or similar vowel-consonant combination – CHECK

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…will probably be able to:
-roll over (one way)-  CHECK.  He can actually roll both ways, and from stomach to back, and vice versa.
-bear some weight on legs when held upright – CHECK and ONLY wants to stand!
-sit without support – CHECK (for 20 seconds or so)
-turn in the direction of a voice – CHECK, especially mine!
-razz (make a wet razzing sound) – CHECK

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…may possibly be able to:
-stand holding on to someone or something – CHECK
-object if you try to take a toy away – CHECK, although he’ll “object” by pulling it back, not by crying
-work to get a toy out of reach – CHECK
-pass a cube or other object from one hand to another – CHECK
-look for dropped objects – CHECK, but loses interest fast
-rake with fingers a tiny object and pick it up in fist – I don’t know, never tried it
-babble, combining vowels and consonants such as ga-ga-ga, ba-ba-ba, ma-ma-ma, da-da-da – CHECK
-feed self cracker or other finger food – I don’t know, he’s not on solids yet, but everything he grabs goes into his mouth, so “probably”

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…may even be able to:
-creep or crawl – NO
-pull up to standing position from sitting – with help
-get into a sitting position from stomach – Nope
-pick up tiny objects with any part of thumb and finger – I don’t know
-say “mama” or “dada” indiscriminately – CHECK, usually “dada”

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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.

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Author: Jennifer Lori

maker, baker, cake decorator, mother, wife, partner, friend, gamer, reader, nerd, dork, geek, nail polish addict (not necessarily in order of importance)

4 thoughts on “6 months

  1. He’s getting so big!

    Sorry to hear about all the troubles you’re having. Hope you get some full nights rest soon!

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  2. It’s great that he’s such as easy-going baby, in spite of other things not being ideal. I hope the medical issue isn’t anything serious. 😦

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  3. He definately IS adorable! It’s great when a baby who’s going through issues, still has a ‘good’ temperment. My son had a very challenging temperment, along with relux and developmental delays. My daughter has a much happer temperment, even with similiar issues.
    Have you tried a gluten free diet? Not easy, I know, but it might help 🙂

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  4. You’ve mentioned skin issues in the past, but I didn’t realize they were becoming so problematic. I’m glad you’re BOTH staying in good spirits though.

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