>Has his six-month checkup Friday, but according to our home scale he weighs about 20 pounds. He is in 9-12 month clothes and size 4 diapers! (He wears cloth during the day and disposables at night.)
>Started on baby food last week! So far he’s just had a few bites and isn’t sure quite what to do with it.
>Is extremely grabby and is finally enjoying sitting in his jumper toy sometimes.
>Really is too big for his infant tub now, so I’m gonna have to graduate him to the big tub.
>Holds his own bottle.
>Loves tummy time now that he can really push up, but he’s starting to be a real roly poly.
>Is an early riser and since he still sleeps next to me in bed, he senses anytime I am getting up and wakes up at the same time…even if it is 4:30am! I’ve given up on “alone” time in the mornings and instead let him play happily on his play mat while I do my thing.
>Went for his first swim this month.
>Is still just the happiest, calmest baby for the most part.
>Am most definitely making these lactation cookies this weekend (now that I can have them again)! I want to keep nursing Liam for quite awhile longer, so I do want to keep my pumping output up (it’s been dropping over the past month, but picked up again recently – yay).
>Have a lot less anxiety about starting him on solids than I did with Meredith. Now I know that it doesn’t mean he won’t want to nurse anymore, and the two can happily coexist for a long time. Also, I am a lot more confident with cooking and preparing real food for my family now (thank you whole30!) so feeding kiddos doesn’t scare me anymore.
>Need to set up his baptism.
>Am thinking more about setting up a new room for Meredith to move into (so hopefully she will start sleeping in her own bed) and then maybe we could reclaim the crib for Liam. I don’t know. It’s overwhelming!
>Do know that a toy purge needs to happen. I think this should be a thing prior to every birthday and Christmas.
>Have been thinking a lot about productivity systems. I have a lot of little routines and systems and tools that I use, but I would like to put them all together to have something more comprehensive. Eventually I want to try and create my own customized notebook that works in the way I think. I’m researching and planning a lot lately. I love productivity and using time efficiently because as a working mom I have to use my time well in order to be able to rest. I don’t love being busy for the sake of busyness or achievement. I just want to live a full, balanced life.
And for fun…a little video where you can see how ticklish he is. :)