Four…and 5…and 6 months.

Good night y’all…it has been nine weeks since I posted.

Better late than never at all, right?

Apparently this is my modus operandi when it comes to blogging.

Well. My blog may have remained static but life has been hurtling along at what seems to be the speed of sound.

I’m just going to update on Owen in this post. The rest of life can have it’s own post another day.

(Well. Maybe. You know me & blogging, so don’t hold your breath or anything.)

4 months (Owen was 4 months on April 12th)

* Just after he turned 4 months Owen started stretching his sleep from 8-9 hours to 11 hours. Hallelujah. We moved him in to share a room with Hudson between 4 & 5 months and that went super well, we had maybe 2 nights of them waking each other up a little, but it was SO very easy all things considered. I had prepared myself for it to be hard with a capital H and I was so pleased with how easy it was.

* Nurses 5-6 times/day

* Sucks his thumb all. the. time. (side note:: I SWORE I’d never have a thumb sucker…but let me tell you folks…there is no stopping it. Believe me. I tried. Now I think it is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen! And I will maintain that opinion as long as he will stop sucking his thumb before it messes up his teeth. Our pediatrician and our Papa (yes. having a dentist in the family is pretty darn nice) say there is nothing to worry about yet)

* Also loves to suck and chew on his toes 🙂

* Adores Hudson

* Loves music. Especially when it is Daddy playing the guitar or singing.

* Mostly in 3-6 month clothes

* Had a really terrible case of eczema for 2-3 weeks but I switched laundry detergents and baby soap and as of present (June) he hasn’t had any more problems. So maybe it was just atopic dermatitis and not eczema after all. I hope so because his flare up was so sad!!

* Rolls both ways

* Talks & smiles ALL the time

* Loves to snuggle

* Stats at 4 months:: 13lbs 9ounces and 25.3 inches.

I don’t have his growth chart in front of me so I’m not 100% sure where he fell at that point but it was somewhere around 25-30% on weight and 50% on height I think

5 months (Owen was 5 months on May 12th)

* Sleeping 11 hours at night give or take

* Nurses 5 times/day

* Sucks his thumb (and toes too)

* Sleeps un-swaddled (because one night I found him busted out with his swaddle blanket over his face…and we’re done with that!) He has done fine with that transition as it allows him much easier access to his thumb! (He may have still been 4 months when this happened…but it was pretty close to 5 I think)

* Sleeps on his side (I don’t know why I think this is SO sweet)

* Love his brother and puts up with a lot from him. Baby toys got a whole lot more interesting when little brother started doing more playing and less laying around. Hud will be real sweet and give Owen a toy…and then snatch it back 2 seconds later.

* Is finally big enough to be worn in the ERGO instead of the Moby. Which is great…because the Moby is way to much fabric for Texas summer heat!

* Wants to chew on everything (and everyone)

* Loves the doorway jumper thing

* Very social – smiley and talkative

* Is a snuggle bug

At 6 months (Owen was 6 months on June 12th)

* Sleeps 11-12 hours at night (normally our guys would go down at 7 and Owen will get up at 6-7 to eat but we had a crazy 10 days where they were up super later almost every night so right now they are going to bed more like 6:30-6:45 so O is waking up closer to 6 than to 7. Hopefully we’ll be pushing bedtime & wake-up time back a little later this week)

* Eats 5 times/day. His schedule is not as set as Hudson’s was at this age because for one, Owen is so go-with-the-flow that he doesn’t complain when we have to get out and do something during his naptime…and because it is harder for me to guard his schedule with Hudson running around…and because this is a busy season for us right now. But his schedule is usually either 6am-9am-12pm-3pm-6pm or 7am-10am-1pm-4pm-7pm (relatively).

* Takes 2-3 naps (one in the morning-he naps in his carseat or the ERGO if we are out and about in the morning, always one in the afternoon from 1-3 with Hudson, and sometimes a 30-45 minute catnap in the evening)

* As of June 20 he could not sit unassisted…but now…as of this past weekend (so June 22-23) he can sit for about a minute without support. Sometimes a little longer. It is crazy how one day he couldn’t and the next he could!

* He isn’t crawling but he can purposefully roll places. And he is starting to get up on his hands & knees (but only with his head on the floor). So I’m sure he will really be on the move soon.

* I tried a little cereal and applesauce shortly after he turned 6 months and he was completely disgusted with both of them…and I really think that for the most part, “before one is just for fun,” but over the weekend he tried and has loved sweet potatoes and peas and is suddenly very interested in our food. This seemed to come with the unassisted sitting.

* He is chewing on everything (and me) like a crazy man so perhaps some teeth will be appearing soon? I’m not going to hold my breath though, since Hudson did the same thing and didn’t get teeth until he was like 10 months.

* Enjoys being in the water – whether the pool or the bathtub with Hudson

* Is seriously the SWEETEST and most content baby ever. He smiles all the time and is still a little chatter box

* Is mostly wearing 6-9 month rompers (or 6 month onesies)

* Absolutely adores Hudson. Usually (tho not always) even when Hud sits on him. Sometimes Hud will do something and I’ll think Owen would be upset or hurt but he just belly laughs at his brother instead.

* Is much more expressive about his opinion and what he likes/dislikes.

* Is still such a snuggle bug

* Likes to grab peoples faces and kiss them. We’ll call it kissing anyways. Really he just wants to sweetly chew on your chin or your nose or whatever he can get in his mouth 😉 but we’ll go with kissing

* Stats:: At 6 months Owen weighs 14lbs 10 ounces (8%) and is 26 inches tall (50%)

Side note…

Yes, I know, he is a little guy.

But he is a healthy, milestone meeting little guy. I could write a whole post about how I’ve had some milk supply issues lately and how seeing that number {8th%tile} has brought out a TON of anxiety in me this past week…but lets leave it at this for now…

Owen is healthy and wonderful and growing (per his mama and his pediatrician, even if 92% of 6 month olds are fatter than he is)

Growth curves are a little silly and skewed anyways.

God is sovereign. Even over minute things like my milk supply.

And back to Owen…

He is seriously the sweetest little guy in the whole world. He is such a blessing and joy in our home! We can’t imagine life without him! Love you little boogs!

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