6 Month Post Partum Update
Mini M is 6 months old this week – what a big boy! Here’s our 6 month post partum update:
Mini seems to have grown up quite a lot in the past couple of weeks alone. He’s starting to look like a little boy and less baby-like each day. His hand to eye co-ordination is getting even better and he especially loves to
pull play with my hair.
He’s a very happy and content baby and (thankfully) only cries when he wants something – milk, to sleep or a nappy change generally. He has quite a serious little ‘resting face’ still but when he breaks into a smile he melts my heart – such a lovely, gummy smile.
On the subject of gums, he has no teeth and no sign of any yet! His big sister didn’t get any teeth until later on as well and I’m making the most of not having teething issues so far – and I’ve probably jinxed that now!
During the day we have a lot of fun practicing sitting up and tummy time. He isn’t a big fan of being on his tummy still and won’t do it for long – Miss M was the same. I think for that reason he’ll be a late crawler. He kicks his legs a LOT though like a little frog.
He’s doing a lot of babbling – no “Hello Mummy”s yet :) We talk to him constantly throughout the day and never do “baby talk” – I’m just not a fan of it. Miss M is a right little chatterbox and I do wonder if Mini will be the same or if he won’t get a word in!
We’re going to start Baby Led Weaning this week and will probably give him some carrot or banana first – so exciting! Soooo messy :)
Sleep is pretty good – and I know from years of experience that I’m definitely jinxing myself there. Mini doesn’t sleep through the night by my definition as I class that as 7pm to 7am but he only wakes up once or twice, has a very quick feed and goes back to sleep. I’m still breastfeeding for his first and last feed of the day and through the night if he wakes but that is really just for ease at the moment as I need to get a decent night’s sleep now I’ve started my new job. We have been putting him down drowsy but awake and after a few minutes of wimpering, he goes to sleep with very little fuss which is brilliant.
Is he was in his own room, I think he’d be able to resettle himself in the same way or not even wake up at all at night now but the minute he stirs, Mr M rouses and makes a big old noise and that wakes Mini up more – it drives me crazy! We’re renting a 2 bedroom apartment at the minute though so have to keep Mini in with us until we move. I’d love to have him in his own room by now but that said, it is lovely to see his smiley little face every morning in the co-sleeper next to me :)
We’ve assembled the cot now so will be getting him to sleep in that very soon – I’m not sure how that’s going to go down so watch this space!
This will me my last post partum update as, well, I have nothing to report! Well apart from a little bit of drama last week.
I’ve been ‘back to normal’ for a while and despite needing to lose the ‘baby weight’, all is good with me. I say ‘baby weight’ as it was there before ha ha oops.
We’re very much settled into being a family of 4 now. There are definitely challenging days – especially when either me or Mr M are tired and the kids are being demanding.
We haven’t experienced any major jealousy issues between Miss and Mini although they are both probably too young and I expect we have that to come. Um, yay!
I’ll be continuing with monthly updates on Mini M’s development so watch this space for news on teeth, crawls and more sleep!