Harry at 6 Months

Time has flown by and all of a sudden my little squishy faced baby is now turning into a proper little boy, Harry is now 6 months old – this kid has been in our lives for half a year??!!  We survived!! Yay!! Holy crap its been the most mental, hectic, stressful, exciting, emotional, happy, precious 6 months of our lives and I wouldn’t change a second of it!!
Bashful Monkey soft toy from Jellycat
Weight: H is solid.  Not fat just solid!!  He weighs a whopping 17lb 15! I’m not sure if hes really our child as Scott and I are such tiny people!!

Chinos with braces from Zara
Playsuit from Lavish Alice
Daily: We have a pretty good routine going now (on a good day).  Harry wakes around 7am for a bottle and breakfast, he naps at 9ish for 45 mins to an hour then we get him dressed and play until his next bottle at 11.  He then goes down for a lunchtime nap at 12pm which can last up to 2 hours but we still don’t get this everday which is a real shame as he definitely needs the sleep, he is SO much happy when he takes the long nap! I give him lunch shortly after he wakes up and then another bottle at 3 – although I have missed this a few times now by accident and he hasn’t really moaned for it!  He will usually have a cat nap about 4 to recharge his batteries and then we have tea at 5.30pm, bath at 6.30pm and bottle/bed by 7pm! PHEW! Writing it down makes it seem hard work!
Harry is just starting to master sitting up which is SO much fun as he can see the world from a different view and play with his toys a lot easier!  He really isn’t much of a fan of rolling around for some reason, but he does still love to lay on him tummy!
We try to get out the house with Haribo everyday so we can often be found strolling into town for a walk by late afternoon if its been a home day! I swear fresh air helps babies sleep better so I cant wait until our garden is finished and the weather is nicer so we can go out to play more! Its also a really great distraction from teething and other baby complaints he may have that day!

Blue dungarees from Next and Hat H&M
Bedtime:  We have had a few 2am wake up calls lately from the little rascal!  He tends to roll himself over onto his back in his sleep and then cries because he can’t roll back onto his tummy again so all we have to do is run in there and roll him – however i really hope he learns to do this himself soon!! He also wakes at 5.30am every single morning which I think has becoime a habit more than anything as he goes right back to sleep if we go into him. I am thinking of trying the “wake to sleep” method as i have heard good things but would love to hear from anyone else who has tried it first
Baby bouncer by Stokke
Eating:  Turning 6 months is super exciting in terms of foods we can give Harry to try! I think he can pretty much have everything now apart from honey and nuts?! 
I spent a morning cooking this week to whip up his next dishes and bigger portions than before as well, using my Beaba Babycook – you can read more about that here!  So far he has tried Annabel Karmel’s Lovely Lentils (he loved) and also her Chicken Casserole (he hated) and he is a huge mega fan of yoghurts!
I want to start giving him a few finger foods but i’m scared for some reason!! I would love to hear any suggestions for the first finger foods to try him on!?
Harry also still has 4 bottles a day usually taking 5oz in each, I am guessing we should drop one of these soon i’m just not sure which one!?
Bashful Monkey soft toy from Jellycat and Pram Quinny
Clothing: We are still wearing our 3-6 month clothing which is great as we don’t have a lot of 6-9 month gear, or much summer clothing come to think of it!  We are off on holiday very soon so we will be picking up a few summery pieces going absolutely nuts baby shopping for that!

Bashful Monkey soft toy from Jellycat and Musy by Aden & Anais

  • Harry can sit YAY!!
  • He has prety much masteted eating purees and can tolerate a few lumps!
  • He makes a lot more different noises now which is amazing for us to hear considering his hearing loss
  • He can just about put his dummy back in his mouth when he picks it up!
Baby bouncer by Stokke
Hearing: Its still the same old kicking up a fuss routine every morning when we put Harry’s magic ears in and as he is getting bigger and stronger it can be really difficult to “pin” him down and get them in!  
We had our first sign lesson last week and I really loved it! I learnt my alphabet pretty much straight away and I can’t wait for little H to do his first sign!! My guess is that it will be either “milk” or “more”!!
We have a test in June that will be the first one to start determining whether or not he is benefiting from his hearing aids so that will be a big day for us all

As we have come to this big ol’ milestone of 6 months I just wanted to say thank you so much to all of my readers, some of you now great friends, for your following, support and love!!!  You’re all FAB!

I would love to hear about what your 6 month old is up to?!
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  • Reply Kirti 28/05/2014 at 8:31 pm

    For first foods you could try slices of avocado or maybe steamed apple or sweet potato?

    • Reply admin 11/06/2014 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks for your suggestions I will give them a go!!

  • Reply Katies GrazingPages 28/05/2014 at 8:44 pm

    I really enjoyed reading Harry's 6 months update. It's nice to read about someone who's a couple of months ahead of us. My son Myles is 4 months and I'm loving it. I'm actually really nervious to start feed as we're settled into a bit of a routine that suits us. I know I don't really have to start for another 2 months but it's still terrifying to me.
    Myles has started blowing reapberries too which I find hilarious! I know that has nothing to do with this post but I just wanted to share. haha.

    Katie | http://grazingpagesthefamily.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Reply admin 11/06/2014 at 9:08 pm

      Oh gosh I know I felt exactly the same about weaning when we had such a great routine in place! It honestly became really easy very quickly though and now our routine is better than ever! X

  • Reply Lynsey Dickinson 29/05/2014 at 11:02 am

    My little boy must be about 3 weeks older than Harry and I'm still a bit terrified of finger foods, stand there on guard with my finger waiting to swoop in when he gags, although I've only had to actually do that once or twice so I really need to chill out! Next stop crawling for me and my Harry I think, he's going backwards and rocking on all fours but no forward movement yet šŸ™‚ xxx

    • Reply admin 11/06/2014 at 9:09 pm

      Eeek it's terrifying isn't it! Harry is almost on the move as well! It's crazy as 6 months seems too young to be crawling! It must be something in the name šŸ˜‰ x

  • Reply Anonymous 30/05/2014 at 8:07 am

    Lucie, there are some gorgeous pictures of Harry on this blog. So glad you are being the great mummy that I thought you would be x
    Simon L

    • Reply admin 11/06/2014 at 9:09 pm

      Awww thanks Si!!! X

  • Reply London Mum 30/05/2014 at 12:58 pm

    I'm terrified of finger foods and the whole BLW. I have a feeling Baby L will be eating purees until he's 8! x

    • Reply admin 11/06/2014 at 9:10 pm

      Do you know what I took the plunge and started giving him finger foods alongside purees and it's not as scary as I first thought! He does really well with them and just spits out the big lumps! I hope you manage to pluck the courage up to try it soon Hun! X

  • Reply Lucy 08/06/2014 at 10:33 pm

    What an amazing first six months. Harry is a georgeous little boy. Starting finger food is a fun stage. The netting dummies in which you can put fruit is a good introduction. Learning sign language is a great skill to have even if Harry doesn't use it in the long run. I am now level three and have enjoyed every bit learning. Check out I Sign website some great baby vocabulary Lucy

    • Reply admin 11/06/2014 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks lucy!! Great to hear from someone who learns sign as well! I am totally loving it and cannot wait for Harry's first sign! X

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