Hej from Sweden, everyone! Thought I would introduce myself.... My little munchkin, Alexander, will be 6 months next Friday. I can't believe only 6 months ago, he was all snuggled inside my belly!
Well, it sounds like he is right on track with the rest of you guys. He is not sitting up by himself yet, but he is so close! When I prop him up, he will stay sitting for a little while, but does not really seem that interested in it and will just flop over to the side and onto his belly. He's really into turning over onto his tummy. Which is so surprising! When he was younger he hated
being on his tummy. He will still grump about it, but it takes him longer now to get to that point...
He wiggles all over the place now. I can see that he would love to crawl, though. He will do his "push-ups" and will also pooch up his butt and try to get on his knees. His core just needs to strengthen up some more and he will be on all fours. Then watch out!
Today, he's also found his scream. He's been just laying there and squealing/screaming. Then he will laugh. He's been babbling a few consonant sounds recently, too. Mainly "ba" and "da". He loves to babble at me! DH is up in Stockholm on a special job for three weeks (he comes home on Sunday... YAY!!!!!
). When we talk on the phone, I always have him talk to Alex. It is so cute! He will get really quiet and then he will start to "talk" to Daddy and smile. It is the sweetest thing!
And there is definitely a tooth popping out! Finally!! It seems like he has been teething forever. Its a bottom front tooth. I have felt the lump there for almost a week and now I can see the tooth just peeking out of the gum.
How have your guys been doing with sleep? Mine still takes three naps a day. About 40 minutes to 1 hour in the morning, 1 1/2 to 2 hours for the second nap, and then 30 minutes to 1 hour for his third. He has been consistently going to sleep at around 7ish (sometimes 8ish). He's been sleeping quite well at night, too. The only bad thing is that he has been waking up at 5:15 to 5:30 a.m.!
He used to wake up at 7 or 8. Aaahhh... those were the days. Oh well, I'll just take one of his naps with him.
I started him on solids last week, as he is definitely ready. He did ok with the cereal, or gröt as they call it here, but he LOVES the bananas I started him on this week. Next week, we will introduce applesauce. I make all my own. I don't see why more people don't do that instead of buying it. Its so easy to do!!
So, its nice to meet all of you fellow July ladies with your crabs and lions.
Its nice to compare notes with others who are going through the same things.... I look forward to reading more of your posts!