I really cannot believe that Jacob is six months old already! I feel like I was just complaining about how I was still pregnant, but now he’s here and he’s six months old!?!? We had our doctor’s appointment today and he weighed in at a whopping 15 pounds 14 ounces. That’s in the 21st percentile, in case you’re wondering. We breed ’em petite over here. Although, he is 26 inches long now, which puts him in the 43rd percentile… almost average. 🙂 I checked Caden’s six month appointment stats and he was actually bigger than Jacob at this age. Who would’ve thought? Not me! Jacob is wearing all of Caden’s old clothes and I swear they are too small for him when they fit Caden fine at that age. They must’ve shrunk.
Jacob is now eating baby food twice a day, for breakfast and lunch. He’s quite a picky eater, though. He only likes pears. I can sometimes get him to eat sweet potatoes and if I’m lucky, squash. But it’s usually just pears. He doesn’t even like the rice cereal! Can you blame him? I’ve stopped breastfeeding him, too. I just stopped completely a couple of days ago. I feel a little bit guilty about it, but honestly, I was feeling really overwhelmed and since he was already taking a bottle the couple of days that I was at work, my milk supply was going down, so I think he was really hungry. I also am ready to have my body back to myself. I went from being pregnant with Caden to breastfeeding him for a year and the month I stopped, I got pregnant with Jacob. I’ve been sharing myself for almost 3 years! I’m done. It’s also nice to share the burden of feeding a little one. I’m a terrible mommy, huh? … “the burden!”
Other milestones… he’s sort of sitting. His butt is still a little too round (that’s what my mom says!) He is also rolling all over the place. He tries to get places, but he just looks like he’s swimming on the floor. Here’s a little video I took.
He enjoys playing in his baby einstein saucer, the opera, and long walks on the beach. J/K! Just started to feel like I was writing a singles ad!
Unfortunately, he’s still not sleeping through the night. I’m starting to let him cry it out. Those Brits on the babywhisperer’s webpage gave me a bunch of rubbish for advice! How can they expect me to keep picking him up, putting him down, picking him up, putting him down, picking him up, putting him down… until he eventually learns to soothe himself? They said at first it could last 2 hours!!! They must have a lot more patience than I do at 4am! And, they must not have an energetic 2-year-old that wakes up at 7am! I’ve just come to grips with the fact that being a mom is tiring and I’m prepared to be tired for the next 17 and a half years. 🙂
Okay one more thing I have to say about Jacob. He is such a sweet and happy baby! I’m really lucky! He started out fussy, but he totally mellowed. I just love my little bunchkinator sooooo much! I really didn’t think I had this much love in my heart… but lo and behold, I do.