Hugh is 6 months

  • Date: March 12th, 2020
  • Height: 27 inches
  • Weight: 15 lbs 14 oz
  • Sleeping Pattern: Well, Hugh still doesn’t prefer to sleep for any long periods of time. By the 6 month mark he is still sleeping 1.5-3 hour stretches at night and four 30 minute naps during the day.
  • Eating Habits: Since Hugh does cat naps during the day and night, he basically is fed by the breast every 2 hours around the clock. He also has a supplemental 8oz bottle of formula just before bed. He is starting solid food this next month.
  • Development: He is rolling over and pushing himself up with more ease when he’s on his stomach. He is still stingy with his laughing and smiling, but out of everyone Daddy can get him to smile and laugh the most.
  • Mischief: He’s learned that when any of his siblings come up to him when he’s in the Johnny Jump Up or entertainment seat, he cries and looks straight for me. To his credit, they do tend to be overly loud and sometimes not so gentle.
  • Cuteness: The way he plays with my necklace when he breastfeeds is adorable. He also enjoys being carried in the Ergo Embrace on our walks, where he snuggles and sleeps.
  • Talking: He isn’t doing much talking other than the occasional “ahh” sound.
  • Favorites: His absolute favorite is to be in Mommy’s arms. If he isn’t in my arms he is not happy and will cry until he is. So basically he stays on my hip most of the day while we do all of our tasks one handed.
  • Firsts: He started blowing bubbles.
  • Concerns: No concerns right now, other than keeping everyone super isolated because of the coronavirus pandemic. Hugh gets to see family and friends via FaceTime but he’s not quite sure about looking at a phone yet.
  • A Day in the Life: He wakes up around 8am, eats and stays awake for 2 hours before taking a 30 minute nap. This is repeated four times throughout the day until 7pm when we start bedtime routine. Hugh will get a bath followed by him joining me reading books and singing songs to Blaire. Then he’ll be nursed and fed a formula bottle before going to bed for the night. Throughout the night, he wakes up every 1.5-3 hours. On a very rare night, he’ll sleep a longer stretch and this will usually happen once per week. Hopefully, the longer stretches of sleep will continue to increase as time goes on!

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