Happy half birthday to my little buddy!!!! Six months hit me hard… how has it been half a year!?!? The first few months honestly felt like they crawled by, but now it’s like WOAH!
Arlo went on so many adventures this past month! We took our first plane flight which was intense but overall better than expected I think. And then we did our first road trip! 12 hours in the car total and he was a champ, thankfully! After half a year of life, Arlo finally figured out how to hold a pacifier in his mouth and I don’t think we would have survived either of the above without it! It really brings him so much comfort and keeps him quiet for a bit, which is hard to do. 😉
We had our six month doctor’s appointment and Arlo is still a long, skinny guy! Our doctor pretty much gave us the all-clear to feed him whatever we want (aside from honey)! That’s not overwhelming or anything. Haha! As I mentioned in my last post, we are using the 21 days to solids plan from Little Foodie Club which Arlo has loved. It’s a new food every day for 21 days and honestly, he really hasn’t refused much yet!! Baby A especially loves brussel sprouts, carrots and pears! It’s been fun getting to share all different foods with him and seeing his reactions.
Lately, we’ve been giving him some avocado too which he isn’t 100% sold on. I told him he doesn’t have a choice because we live on avocados in this family. Haha! He also loves big chunks of bread to chew on, peanut butter and we’ve been letting him sip some water from our glasses/this sippy cup we bought. We tried to give him scrambled eggs last weekend and he did NOT understand that, at all. The texture I guess??
Speaking of protein though… the idea of pureeing meat is horrifying to me. Would love any tips you all have on how you started to introduce more foods to your little ones! What did they love??
Sleep-wise, after being a perfect sleeper since day 1, sleep was a little weird this past month. Not sure if it was night terrors, delayed sleep regression or what, but thankfully the day he turned six months, he started sleeping from 8pm-7am again so we aren’t asking any questions.
What else… He started scooting!! He can also get himself fully up onto his knees and pretty high up on his hands but can’t figure out how to do both at the same time just yet. I have a feeling we’ll have a full-fledged crawler on our hands soon!! YIKES! He’s really close to sitting up on his own too.
I said to Jeff the other day “I think I’ve fallen even more in love with him the past few weeks and I don’t even know how that’s possible.” He’s started giving the best snuggles and he’s just such a sweet little goofball. Even when he’s basically punching me in the face. Haha! I think he’s gonna be the kind of kid that comes running at you so hard that you’re terrified, but then he just gives you a big hug. *CUE ALL TEARS*