Jakob turned 6 months about a week ago...and he has grown. He has his 6 month check up on Monday but guessing I'd say he is 28inches long and about 23lbs! .....edited to say, went to pedi and he is 22 lbs and 28 1/2 inches long. Good guess ...
He looks like a Jack-o-lantern when he smiles, his two bottom teeth poked through 3 weeks ago, and he squishes his whole face when smiling so big.
He's a little Tigger, cause all he likes to do sometimes is bounce, bounce, bounce. He bounces in his jolly jumper, or exersaucer, or in laps. Bouncy boy!
He has been very clingy and fussy lately, and I think it may be some more teeth coming. I'm slinging him a lot, and that helps.
He rolls both ways, and scootches, so it looks like he'll be a crawler in a few weeks. He was able to retrieve a thrown toy today...it took a few minutes of rolling and scootching and reaching..he is so determined. I think part of his fussiness is aggravation at not yet being able to do all the wonderful things he wants to do.
He tries to eat everything. He grabs everything. He has some solids in his diet, but very little...avacado and banana mostly.
Since 4 months he has babbled: gaga, lala, baba....but for the last few weeks it has been dadadada. He's become very vocal! There is hardly a quiet moment during the day unless he is sleeping it seems...he is either babbling, squealing, laughing, or yelling for my attention.
We take walks daily, but lately they are short....I too live in Florida and it is so hot and humid. He really loves the sling and I still use it a lot. I do use the stroller sometimes too (like when I went to epcot, I would switch between the two, whatever he liked).
He is very ticklish...mostly on his back and sides and neck.
I'm thinking about transitioning him to the crib, but I just love co-sleeping way too much! He nurses less than he used to...about every 3 hours now with some 4 hour stretches. While nursing, sometimes he gently pats my other boob...but sometimes he uses it as a punching bag! I try to keep my hair back, he loves pulling it. I love waking up in the morning...to his smiley face. He has started to roll over onto me right in my face...it's adorable. I just can't stand the thought of putting him in his crib yet...we can wait......