We had a breakthrough this month. After a frustrating night of you not wanting to fall asleep in my arms or in my bed, your tired mom placed you in your crib and walked away. I sat on the couch in the family room while you cried, I stared at the clock and watched the minutes tick by. And you surprised me! You fell asleep in just a few minutes and slept there, in your own crib, for…wait for it…6 hours! It was glorious. I woke up after the 6 hour stretch completely confused yet rested, worried yet excited. I practically ran to your room blind because I didn’t bother to put my glasses on. Whew! You were still breathing…you just slept. Alone. For 6 hours! The next night, you did it again for 6-1/2 hours. And the next night, you did it again for 8 hours! Although I do miss you snuggled up next to me all night long, I am enjoying the sleep. These long stretches of uninterrupted sleep have been rare over the past 6 months.
This month, we started giving you solid foods. I gave you oatmeal first and you like it, but now, you want nothing to do with anything on a spoon. You also like to roll around on the floor and hide under the coffee table. You’re getting more chunky baby rolls and I squeeze them and pinch them all the time. You’re so stinking beautiful that even when I have you dressed in blue, blue, blue…women swarm to you by the truckloads and call you a girl. Hang in there buddy, there will come a day when you will not be mistaken for a girl. Trust me on this one. I love you my boy. Tons.
Happy 6 month birthday to you!