Freddie’s 6 month update

Oh my goodness! 6 months! How did that happen? Where on earth did the time go? I can already feel myself hurtling down the path to having a toddler and having to return to work……

I’m happy to report that things are going well for us. Freddie is getting to be a big healthy lad. He is about 20lb now, he is sat up in his pushchair (without the newborn insert which we probably left in too long 😂 but still facing me) and he is about ready to swing round in his car seat to face forward (which will make journeys easier so i can see what he is up to and not worry so much!!)

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Now that we have made it as far as 6 months we are encountering all manner of new challenges – mainly in the form of teething and weaning.

Teething doesnt seem to have been too painful so far, but he doesnt actually have any signs of teeth popping up yet, so the worst is possibly yet to come! Freddie is however producing so much drool – the really thick and stringy kind that gets all over your clothes and soaks his tops through, and he chews on anything and everything – teething toys (we recently got a Sophie the Giraffe which he loves), muslin cloths and my knuckles being a few of his favourite choices.

I’m relieved that weaning seems to be going really well. We have opted for purees rather than baby led weaning at the moment (just because it is easier for me!). Freddie started trying solid food about 3 or 4 weeks ago and will now happily eat lots of baby rice pudding and while we have been on holiday he has been devouring Ella and Mamia pouches. My new blender came while we were away so I am going to try and make some myself next wek. We dont have a set routine for feeding at the moment as he has been demand breastfed so I just try and fit his solid meals around when he is not tired and cranky. Setting a routine is something for me to look at doing once we are back off holiday and then fitting breastfeeding in around that. Hopefully we can get down to maybe 3 milk feeds a day – morning noon and night – that will be the aim anyway!image.jpeg

As the weeks pass Freddie just becomes more and more fun to be with. In one week he has gone from only rolling over every so often when we werent looking to rolling over every time we put him down – he can get onto his front easily but he isnt quite as sure about rolling back again yet – and he has got a little shuffle going on now so he can move himself round on his mat 360 degrees! I am both fantastically proud of him and also a little bit terrified about his new found mobility! It is definitely time to do a bit of babyproofing!!

He is such a happy little child, he is a real joy, and finds so many things amusing. He laughs when you put his top on and take it off (i think he has ticklish arms) and loves it when you sing to him and repeat certain words over and over. He has recently started sticking his tounge out and blowing raspberries which he finds as funny as we do. He seems to enjoy making people laugh – what a little show off 🙂

He still cant quite sit up on his own which is a bit of a pain, as he has outgrown his first bouncy chair and we havent got anything suitable until he can use his hand-me-down Bumbo. Hopefully that will develop in the next few weeks though as he is almost there – when he is laid on his back he tries to get up and does a cute little stomach crunch.

The next big challenge is to get him into his own room. His sleep has been poor for a month or so now and he has ended up moving out of his crib and co-sleeping with me, but we are puting together his IKEA big boy cot this weekend and seeing how it goes with him in there – it might be a bit painful for the first week or so…..

I feel more confident as a mum now, I am happy to take him out places on my own with him in his buggy and not worry that he is going to have a meltdown and I am much better at getting him in and out of the car seat (this was his dads job for a longtime). We still have days where he gets up and he is just a crank from the start, or we have had a bad night and I am shattered and I have learnt to just write these days off and just try and survive them – the world isnt going to end if we spend the odd day in our pyjamas, and the next day will be better!

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I cant wait to see what month 7 brings 🙂

Lucy x

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  1. Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum May 28, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Oh he’s such a cutie! We’ve hit the 6 month mark with our littlest this month and we’re going through a major drooling stage too- which my eldest never did! Dribble bibs are my new best friend. Hope you’re enjoying weaning, and all the best with getting a routine down #fortheloveofBLOG x

  2. Lauren May 29, 2016 / 10:49 am

    What a gorgeous smile! We’ve got raspberry blowing whilst eating over here which is…fun. Looking forward to hearing how the move to his room goes- we still haven’t made the switch but I know I’ll have to soon. Also we’re fans of Ella pouches too, I keep promising myself I’ll make more batches of homemade puree but they are just so handy!
    On a side note, I’ve found that a feeding pillow makes an excellent makeshift furniture bumper! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • My Little Yarn Baby June 2, 2016 / 10:51 am

      Oh yes, we also get the raspberry blowing with a mouth full, and we have had a good few sneezes too!! Wondering if he has my hayfever :O
      I might have to quickly run up some bumpers!!
      #fortheloveofBLOG

  3. Sarah May 31, 2016 / 2:30 am

    What a sweet boy! Making me reminisce to 2 years ago when mine was that age. It’s such a lovely time. And yes it so much more comforting being able to see you b aby while they are in a car seat. Hope the teething doesn’t get too bad for ya. Thanks for sharing!#ForTheLoveOfBlog

    • My Little Yarn Baby June 2, 2016 / 10:43 am

      Ah thank you, he is a happy little chappy! We dont seem to be doing too bad with it, apart from his naps have all but disappeared so he gets a bit tired and cranky, and im wondering if this is teething related? One popped through this morning so hopefully that might improve again…..
      #fortheloveofBLOG

  4. The Pramshed June 1, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    You and Freddie are doing so well! Be proud of yourself for hitting this milestone. I remember doing a silent whoop when we hit 6 months (we are now just about to reach 10). I really felt that things started to get easier around now, especially once they are on 3 meals a day. Our feeds are now once on the morning and once at night, and I think that my little girl is happier now as she realises she gets food elsewhere. We too did purees at first, now we are onto proper spoon fed meals, the good thing about that is you know how much they’re getting. Good luck with the move to the big boy bed. This is such a good age now, everyday you will notice something different. Thanks so much for joining us this week at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • My Little Yarn Baby June 2, 2016 / 10:40 am

      Thanks 🙂 We have a tooth poking through today which is exciting. The only downside at the mo is his napping – its almost non-existant, so hes getting tired and ratty and so am i!! Maybe once the teeth are in this will improve…….x
      #fortheloveofBLOG

      • The Pramshed June 2, 2016 / 12:56 pm

        I hope so, is it the first tooth? I found that with my daughter once the first teeth came through the crankiness was as bad with future teeth. I dosed her on Baby Nurofen which worked wonders x

        • My Little Yarn Baby June 2, 2016 / 2:05 pm

          Yeah 1st one, he had a mega meltdown when I just went to lunch with friends! Think he is getting calpolled up tonight!!x

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