Davis Six and Seven Months
Well hello! I’m only a month late posting Davis’ six month update and a few days late on his seven month update.
The little guy is getting so big and hitting some developmental milestones so quickly. I feel like he’s moving past his “baby” stage pretty quickly and that makes me both happy and sad at the same time. I’m glad that he is growing and developing so well, but since he is likely (99% likely) to be my last baby, I’m holding on to every moment because I know it’ll pass and he’ll soon be a toddler.
Davis still has only his two lower incisors and he is biting me somewhat frequently when nursing, I yelp (because man, it hurts!) and then he just looks at me and giggles (little stinker!), I hate to think of what he will be able to do once he gets his opposing upper incisors. The nursing days may be ending when that happens. On that note, I’ve had to dip into my frozen supply, Davis takes about six ounces per feeding and my pumping/nursing doesn’t quite keep up with his appetite. I thought I would have started tapering down my pumping by now, but I think I’m going to continue on a little while longer. The nursing and pumping has been so much easier with a singleton versus twins that I don’t mind and I’d love to give him breast milk for as long as possible. I’m also not waking up in the middle of the night to pump, so that makes things much better.
We’ve tried introducing some foods to Davis. We’ve tried rice cereal mixed with breast milk, some Stage I baby foods, mum mum crackers and some cut up soft fruit (more as finger foods). When you look at our chunky baby, you’d think he would LOVE to eat, but to our surprise he gags very strongly and even spits up if things get too far back on his tongue. The more we’ve tried things, the less his gag reflex is occurring, but he’s still not into food as much as we’d hope. His pediatrician isn’t too concerned and said to keep trying foods out with him.
Davis is now in size 4 diapers, which the girls were wearing at nap time until just a couple of months ago! They had a box of size 4 diapers that we opened up for Davis once they started wearing Pull-Ups exclusively for nap time.
Davis wears 6 month, 6-9 month or 6-12 month clothing depending on the brand. I don’t get as excited about boy clothes as I did with the girls clothes, but they still have some pretty fun stuff for boys.
Davis sleeps about 9 hours most nights, however, in the last week he’s woken up in the middle of the night and takes a few ounces before going back to sleep. He’s still not a great napper, especially compared to how well the twins napped. We had the twins on a very strict schedule and I think it really helped them nap well and sleep 12 hours a night starting around 4 1/2 months. Davis is definitely not on a strict schedule and I think it affects his sleep patterns. However, with having two toddlers, it’s just not realistic to stay home and keep him on a strict schedule.
Davis had his six month check-up (almost a month late) and his doctor said he is growing well, has a very calm and easy going disposition and since we aren’t first time parents, he said we could skip his 9 month appointment and he would see Davis at his one year check!
Davis’ Stats (30 weeks):
Weight: 18 lbs 12 ounces 64th Percentile
Height: 27 inches 61st Percentile
Head size: 17.64 inches 72nd Percentile
Davis is easily rolling from front to back and back to front, he pushes up on his hands and can scoot himself all over, I think crawling will be coming very soon. He is starting to put everything into his mouth and has a good grasp and is constantly pulling and tugging things. He looks when we say his name and loves his jumper. He LOVES our cat Maya and she loves him back. He pulls and tugs on her fur and she doesn’t make a peep. She loves to lay on the Boppy when I’m nursing him. Jemma and Zoe are getting a little more possessive of their toys since Davis can reach for them now. We will need to re-baby proof everything very soon!
Davis continues to be a sweet and happy boy. He’s definitely a mover and gets a bit more fussy when hungry or tired, but overall, he makes being a Mama such a joy!
Davis was baptized this past Sunday at our church. He wasn’t his usually perfect self and actually cried almost the whole time he was in front of the congregation, he was only quiet when the pastor was placing water on his head. We chose Joshua 1:9 for his life verse.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
We had a first family vacation with three kids in April with Mimi and Papa in tow. I’ll post soon about our adventure!
And Happy belated Mother’s Day to all of the Mamas and Grandmothers out there. Also, thinking of those of you hoping and praying to be a Mom, continue to have hope…….Hugs to you.