June 15, 2013

Half of a Year!

Wow- 6 months!

This past month, Andrew has really started to become mobile!  He was doing a weird inchworm crawling thing last month but now he really moves!  When he's just playing, he does this thing where he does a little inchworm/army crawling, then takes a few real crawling "steps," flops onto his belly, rolls over a couple times, and does it all over again.  It really takes him all over the room.  But when we sees something he really wants, he knows how to go right to it.  It's crazy.

I think I can finally say that Andrew can sit unsupported now, too!  He can't quite get into a sitting position on his own yet, but he can sit there and play with toys, watch things going on around him, and flap his arms all around.  He almost sat up on his own at the doctor's office yesterday though- he's so close!

And he can now pull himself up to standing!  If I sit him next to something that's the right height (like his Pampers wipes box) he can pull himself all the way up.  And then he usually stands there playing for a while too.  I feel like he's too little to be doing that, but it's awesome!

New experience for the month- swimming pool!  I wrote about it in this post- we haven't gone swimming again since then, because of the weird weather we've been having.  Aaron has been trying to get Andrew used to floating (and just being in the water in general) during bath time.  At the end of the bath, Aaron helps him float or sit in the water without his bath seat.  We'll see if it helps!

The past 2 weeks have been a little rough though- Andrew has suddenly had a really hard time going to sleep (for both naps and at night) and he seems to want to nurse all the time.  We went to the doctor for his 6 month visit and she's a little worried about his weight, and thinks the problems are all related.  So Andrew's going to be getting a lot of bottles in the next little while, so we can figure out what's going on.  The doctor said he's in perfect health otherwise, and is acting like a 9 month-old rather than a 6 month-old!  Awesome!

New things for Andrew this month:
Sitting unassisted
Crawling (kind of)
Swimming pool
Going out in the rain
Pulling himself up
Sitting in the shopping cart

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