Saturday, January 20, 2018

Everett | Six Months

Age: 6 months. A whole half of a year :)

Weight: At this well visit today, Everett weighed in at 21lbs 1oz and stands 27.5 inches tall.  My little chunk of love. He is wearing size 9 month clothes (12 month sleepers) and size 3 diapers.

Likes: Playing with sissy, watching football with Dada, Hank and Gemma, Hudson

Dislikes: Hank barking, rolling over, and oh you know, being active in general

Milestones & Big Moments: Everett celebrated his first Christmas and New Years and was actually awake at midnight (thanks to Hank).  

We also made the big transition from our room to his crib. It was getting a little ridiculous that I was keeping him in our room given that he has slept through the night for, ooooh, months now. Nat was in her room by 3 months., but I guess I was just holding on a little lot longer since he is my last baby.  I have been having to get up with him once, maybe twice, a night because of paci issues but it hasn't drastically impacted my sleep... yet. 

Looking forward to: Celebrating his half birthday with sissy. (Clearly I had every intention of posting this yesterday but #momlife.)  We picked up party hats and party favor blowouts (seriously, who named those things?!).  We are halfway through the hardest year (yay) and halfway through the last first year (insert crying emoji here). 

[Mama and Dada are looking forward to the first date in almost a year! More on that in another post!]

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The last month has been so much fun.  Everett adores his sister. He thinks she is just the best ever and she loves him to pieces.  I am incredibly lucky that Natalie has made the transition so well..

Everett moving into his room has meant that we have changed our bedtime routine a bit.  We had been getting Nat prepped for bed by 7:30 but now we have pushed her bedtime to 8.  I have been taking Everett into his room at 7 and rocking him before putting him in the crib and then that gives B and I some solo time with Nat.  This has improved her already pretty spectacular behavior.  She loves getting some time with just us and we have really enjoyed the time with her as well.

Everett hates rolling over.  He will scream bloody murder before he rolls himself over. He is not nearly as active as Natalie was at this age which makes me anxious. I know I am totally over thinking this and every baby is different, but it is still so frustrating. If I hold Everett, he likes to stand up on my lap. He likes to be in the walker or jumper - standing - but has yet to really figure out how to bounce in the jumper. I cannot wait for that to click for him.  Cheryl assures me that he is fine and that he is so similar to her son Connor, who walked at 9 months and is a phenomenal hockey player now. It helps calm my mama nerves but I still feel anxious about it. I also need to remember - he is only 6 months old and not 10 months old and lazy. We'll see.