I can't believe we're past Timothy's six month birthday! It's crazy that he's halfway to a year old already. Here's my recap of everything that was going on with our little guy this past month!
Very early in June, he learned how to roll from his back to his tummy! I find it quite amusing that he likes to roll while keeping the arm he's rolling towards by his side, making the task technically more difficult, but he still does it with ease. He had figured out rolling tummy to back pretty early on and then stopped doing it. But once he learned to roll to from back to tummy, he started rolling both ways quite regularly, and has traveled all around the living room away from his play gym just by rolling.
Also early in June, he slept through the entire night! 7pm to 6am! I was stunned, but figured it was a fluke... and then he did it again, and again. Last week, he slept through the night almost every night. It's been nice, but it makes the night's where he doesn't sleep through the night a little more tiring... although I don't usually get to sleep through the night even when he does due to the discomfort of being overly full of milk. Oh, the number of nursing problems that no one warned me about beforehand!
The third exciting thing from the beginning of June was the eruption of his first tooth! (So maybe teething doesn't affect his sleeping...? That's fine with me!) Finally, all that drooling has resulted in visible evidence that something was happening! His one little tooth is quite sharp, and has resulted in a bit of pain ("please, please, please, don't bite me" has become my nursing thought) and we don't enjoy letting him chew on our fingers quite as much anymore. But it's still an exciting milestone!
He's become very squirmy and energetic. He doesn't like to be held and cuddled much anymore, unless he's terribly sleepy, or something scared him. Even nursing is no longer very cuddly, if he's not grabbing my hair, pinching my face or trying to stick his fingers in my mouth, he's kicking his feet or doing butt raises!
The squealing has only increased since last month, sometimes he sounds like a cat! He's also perfected his whining, later in the afternoon when he's getting tired he whines if one of us isn't constantly entertaining him. It's simultaneously cute, pathetic, and the most annoying sound ever!
He's been completely obsessed with sucking on his first two fingers this month. No pacifier for our little guy! Why bother when fingers are always accessible? Most naps, when I go in to check on him, he's on his tummy, two fingers in his mouth.
When he's not working on crawling, he likes to practice standing, but he doesn't really care for sitting very much. I think he would skip right to standing and walking if he could, he's desperately trying to crawl, but finds it quite frustrating and usually doesn't try very long before he starts whining and looking for entertainment to take his mind off of it.
Solid food has been fun this past week! Every time he eats, he makes hilarious faces as soon as he touches the food to his mouth... but he continues trying to eat it! I didn't think he was actually swallowing anything, but I found some tiny pieces of broccoli in one of his diapers, so he is getting a little bit.
Speaking of diapers, cloth is definitely saving us money, but we're having some problems with diaper rash, and I have been trying to figure out what the problem is for what seems like this whole month! Thankfully, the rash doesn't seem to bother Timothy, but it's irritating me! I'm having to make changes to the wash routine and possibly do some treatment. Cloth isn't as easy as it seems it should be, but so far it's still worth it.
On his half-birthday, Timothy started making an expression that we're calling the "Scrunchy Face." It's absolutely adorable. He's also been even more giggly lately, the other day he was playing by himself and just started laughing for no particular reason!
At his 6-month well check he was 26.5 inches tall and 17.2 pounds! The Dr. said he's completely thriving, and that he couldn't be happier with how well he's doing.
I can't believe we've already had half a year with our little chunk-a-lunk-a, and how much joy he adds to our lives!