With the older three, I yearned for it as we spent month after month with sad, crying, hurting babies, due to acid reflux and their protein breakdown issues. Six months seemed to be the age where it all finally smoothed out.
Luke has been a different story. He still had reflux and protein breakdown issues, but because of everything we have learned with the others, and because of an awesome doctor, we were able to get everything taken care of within his first two weeks of his life. The difference has been amazing!
Not that we loved our other infants any less, but our experience with Luke has helped us to see why people actually enjoy the infant phase. When it isn't all about crying, puking and walking them all night long, it can be so fun!
We have honestly really enjoyed Luke's infant phase. It has been so amazing for us. Four kids is hard, and can feel so overwhelming, I will not lie, but I am so grateful that the Lord blessed us with an easy infant this time. It has really helped with the adjustment to four and has as made the transition easier.
Luke had his 6 month check up yesterday, so here are the stats.
Weight: 16 lbs 27%
Height: 25.75in. 13%
Head Circ. 17.2 in. 58%
He is small, but healthy. We call him our little squatty body. He does have rolls though, and we kiss them all day.
We are currently trying to transition him out of the expensive protein breakdown helping formula, and into a normal gentle formula. So far, so good.
He is completely off the acid reflux meds. Hooray!
He is our first child to not go crazy over solids, but the doctor thinks that once he poops more he will enjoy them more. We will keep on trying.
He can roll all over the place.
He can sit up with support.
He loves to play with the remote and my cell phone.
He loves paper, bags, and anything crinkly.
He is VERY quick to smile and laugh. He is extremely happy and playful.
He plays with his toes a lot, and sucks his fingers all day long.
He sleeps through the night!!!! He does wake up early, but I will take it.
He babbles, blows raspberries and coos a lot. We love it.
He sleeps on his side.....his choice.
He grabs at everything, especially mine and Mary's hair and earrings.
He is most happy when his siblings are around him. He loves to watch them and interact with them in his way. They are very good to him, and help so much. He is a lucky baby.
We sure love our little Luke. He is a very sweet and tender baby. Happy 6 months squatty body!