Saturday, 19 January 2013

6 and 7 months - my little guy is so big now

Monday the 14th Harry turned 7 months but it sure feels like it was just the blink of an eye. With all that has been going on - ear infection coming and going - I almost left this post for the next month, but that already happened on the previous month so today I found a bit of energy deep inside of me to stop by and let you know how we are doing.

Well after 3 course of antibiotics he seems to be settling in and hopefully the infection is now gone gone. 

Of course teething is still here - although there are no teeth to tell you of - and that means sleepless nights and fractious days. I really cannot wait for those little chompers to cut through and hopefully bring him some relief.

On the feeding front we are still going with breast. Little monkey won't take a bottle. I've been trying all  tricks i read about on the web but no results. My next step? I'm planning on leaving him with a childminder for a couple of hours - I have a good recommendation for a local one - to see if not only he starts getting used to other people but also if she can get him to take a bottle. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to wean him off the breast just yet but with him feeding every 3 hours 24/7 for most of the past few weeks, i could do with a break every now and then.

All the infections and antibiotics and side effects means there hasn't been that much activity on the solids front. Partially because he doesn't seem very interested and partially because up to here it just felt like I had too much in my hand to also have to persuade little guy into experimenting with new things. On the past few days I felt he seemed a bit more interested on what I eat so I'm hoping to start the while solids story a bit more seriously this week. Of course I need a certain amount of planing and organisation to get anywhere but there is still hope.

Despite all the challenges of the past 2 months lill guy managed some to learn some new skills and whenever he is calm enough you can see his lovely character coming through. So our smiley little boy is now 17lb5oz - 7.850kg and about 28 inches, that around 72cm. Wants to sit up all the time and only recently started to do this fake cough whenever he wants some attention, cheeky!

  • Sits without support - CHECK! i am particularly proud of this achievement because with the ear infection and the cold we haven't played on the floor for over a month so he had to learn to sit up on the soft sofa seat. He still a bit unstable but his skills seems to improve by the day.
  • Reaches for things with a sweeping motion - OH yes! I still amaze myself watching how agile little guy has become. 
  • Imitates speech sounds (babbles) - not much, he's making up his own new noises but i don't think he is imitating anything as yet.
  • Combines syllables into wordlike sounds - not at all but he has a very cute new trick, whenever we get to a a new place, or he wakes up somewhere different he looks around in admiration and says uuuuuhhhh. The cutest thing ever!
  • Begins to crawl or lunges forward - he started lunging forward as soon as he started to sit up. Harry isn't bother about rolling over as he found out he can get to his tummy by lunging forward from sitting postion. 
  • Stands while holding onto something - nope...but he sure loves when we hold him up so he can bouncy like a tennis ball.
  • Waves goodbye - not sure about that one, he does try to copy our hand gesture whenever we tell him to say goodbye AND for the past couple of days he starting waving both arms so hard it looks like he's ready to fly.
  • Bangs objects together  -AAAAALLLLL THE TIME

    1. Sorry to hear about the illnesses.
      Have you heard of a doidy cup? They are suitable from 3 months and may be easier than a bottle - especially if you intend to carry on breast feeding - as it avoids nipple confusion. The other thing I've found works is those cups with the straws - but your young man might be a little bit little for those yet (usually around 9 months I think).

      1. Thank you for the comment, I've seen the doidy cup only never got one because could only find it online. Now I've giving up and have ordered one from Amazon to see how it goes as we have already tried about 4 different kinds of bottles and 2 sippy cups and no success. Fingers crossed!


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