It’s hard to believe that my little Jack is 6 months old. I had hoped to have this post up closer to his actual half birthday, but of course, it’s taken me a few weeks. He’s now 6 months and 2 weeks old. I can’t believe how fast time has gone. It seems like I was just pregnant yesterday. It just goes to show that you need to cherish every day during the first year because they change daily.
Currently, my little guy is trying very hard to crawl. He’s very busy rolling everywhere. He loves to play with his toys and I love watching him discover how to use them and play independently. He is very curious about the world around him. I love that about him!
6 months is such a fun age, but I’m also finding it to be challenging at times. Right now, Jack is cutting his first teeth. I’m not sure when they are going to show up, but I can tell that they must be getting closer by his discomfort. Along with the teething, our nights are long. Lately, he’s been up 3-4 times a night. He has never actually slept through the night since he was born. The doctor suggested that I sleep train him, but it’s not as easy as he made it sound. I tried it but failed. I might try again soon, but part of me is hoping that he will just magically surprise me and sleep a full 6 hours in a row one night.
I have also slowed up on breastfeeding. Breastfeeding was such a challenge for me in the beginning and I hated it and couldn’t wait until I could be done. But then after a while, I grew to love it. Now I wish that I could breastfeed longer, but it’s hard when you’re working and pumping. I knew that I wanted to start weening him around 6 months, but I wasn’t expecting him to ween himself. I was really sad at first when I started to lose my milk supply, but now I’m just trying to slowly be done with nursing. We are down to just comfort nursing at night, but it’s sometimes more for my comfort than his. I just need a little more time before we are 100% strickly bottles.
There have been lots of changes in the last 6 months, but I’m trying to enjoy every minute that I can. I’m loving being a mom and having this little addition to our lives.
Hylands teething tablets worked wonders for us (and ibuprofen when I knew the teeth were almost in or she was uncontrollably crying). And comfort nurse for as long as you want, mama! Ruthie doesn't sleep through the night but she's gotten much better. We sleep trained at 7 months. Let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks Allie! He's getting a little better with sleeping lately. It gives me hope that he will one day go all night. I will have to try the teething tablets. I give him Tylenol or ibuprofen sometimes if he's really bad, but I try not to all the time. Sadley I'm done breastfeeding. Once I stopped pumping, I had nothing left. It was harder for me than him, but I'm getting used to the bottles now. Thanks for the mom tips. It's always helpful to hear from another mom! 🙂