Tristan had his 6 month checkup; everything’s fine but he’s so much more NORMAL sized now. He got jabbed in the leg in the name of disease prevention, but the only eventful thing was that we were in and out an hour after the appointment time. This is amazing, because his 4 month shots required about a 2 hour wait just for the SHOTS.
And almost as if this happened overnight, he began being MOBILE. He’s known how to roll for quite some time, but he’s recently learned how to take advantage of that. He can no longer be left unstrapped or uncorralled by some means.
With that whole desire to get around thing, he’s also trying his hardest to learn to crawl. We were practicing in his room tonight and have been for the past few nights, and he really seems to almost get it. Of course, I’ll say this and he won’t crawl til he’s 9 months old, but he’s really acting all crawly.
We also have our first tooth! It’s the bottom left front tooth. With its arrival, we’ve had a very cranky baby at times. We can’t tell if he has another one about to come through soon with his fussiness of late. It’s getting hard to tell if he’s sleepy or just fussy at times, or fussy because he’s so sleepy, or pretending to be sleepy but really wanting to jump.
We started using the front-facing stroller just for S&G last night – previously, he was in the infant seat on the stroller frame that’s rear-facing if he wasn’t in one of the carriers up with us. In any event, he didn’t get much stroller time and liked the rear-facing version fine. However, he thought it was the coolest thing ever to be in the front-facer, because now he can see SO much that’s interesting to him. Damn me for blocking his view, hehe.
We also got him a jumper and holy crap, our baby can JUMP. A video is posted in the video gallery.
His solid food consumption is good; he’s fed solids 2-3 times a day and can put away about half of a stage 1 food jar. We’re still logging in everything he eats, although as of now I’ve got some formatting work to do on that page.
And as far as the pumping, I decided to stop as my 6 month goal has been achieved.