Sawyer 6 months


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So I wrote this post about 3 weeks ago right before Sawyer turned 6 months.  I finally got around to taking the picture today.

 

Sawyer has been here for half of a year.  It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been that long but at the same time it feels like he’s been here forever.  So much has happened in his short little life!  He’s the perfect addition to our family and I just can’t get enough of his chubby cheeks, and chubby thighs…all the chubby things.  He’s also an exact replica of his daddy which I love!

 

Oh man, Sawyer is killing me on the sleep department.  He still wakes up definitely once a night and sometimes two, three or four times.  He nurses every time and falls back asleep while doing so.  It seems as though he is nursing for food, not just for comfort.  Not sure if I will have to do cry it out at some point? Or do I just grin and bear it and hopefully one day it will stop?  I’m thinking he will be super stubborn with cry it out and just cry and cry and cry.  Also for naps, we rock him to sleep, then put him down.  There’s definitely no, “I’ll fall asleep on my own” happening with this kid.  He also still prefers to be held and doesn’t want to be down for more then a couple minutes at a time.  I was hoping once he started sitting up, this would get better, but I still can’t get anything done without him crying or having to hold him.  He’s super grabby now too, so that makes it even harder to do things (like eat) while holding him.

 

Stats:  Weight: 18 pounds 6 ounces (71st percentile) Height:  28 inches (95th percentile).  He’s got the chubbiest little feet I’ve ever seen!

Likes: Loves getting raspberries and being tickled.  Loves watching Sebastian.  He’s starting to like the Jump-a-roo more and will jump in it for about 10 minutes at most before he’s ready to be held.

Dislikes:  Still doesn’t like being put down.

Nicknames: Still Flubber?  Matt and I decided to give the nick name a try and after calling him “Flubber” in conversation about two times each we both just started laughing.  It definitely felt super silly.  We are guessing Sebastian somehow changed the word brother to flubber?  Sounds close right?

Firsts: First time camping/First trip to a National Park!!  The Grand Canyon was great! He did awesome but boy camping with two small children is a lot of work.

Milestones: He’s now sitting up!  I was definitely ready for him to hit this milestone but he can take as long as he wants for crawling and walking.  We also started solids.  It took him about a week to figure out food and he hasn’t looked back since.

Sleep: Ugh.  See above.

Sebastian’s reactions to Sawyer:  Sebastian will do whatever he can to get Sawyer to laugh.  This includes jumping around, pretending to fall down and bang into things and just being crazy.  He gets the biggest belly laughs out of Sawyer.

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