FEBRUARY 1, 2016
we have two “SIX” events today. the first is that, TODAY IS OLLIE’S 6TH BIRTHDAY!!!! how is he already SIX YEARS OLD?!?!?! it’s been six happy years, but also it makes me a little sad because he’s getting pretty old in dog-years. but Ollie’s not a dog…he’s just a really small, furry human. right? right. I will recap his birthday festivities in his own dedicated post, because he deserves his own. birthdays are special.
that being said, I know that a lot of people celebrate their baby’s 1/2 year birthday…and while it’s cute to do so, and perhaps if it fell on any other month/day, I would consider it…but it falls on Ollie’s birthday. and that little guy deserves his own special day without having to share it with his “brother”.
so six months. let’s talk about it.
STATS: at his 6 month appointment:
he weighed in at 14.7 pounds & is 26 inches long. his head circumference did jump quite a bit, which has me
a little concerned…googling said big-noggin-ness has not helped either. the internet does nothing for my over active paranoia and anxiety.
teething has begun…yikes. it drives him crazy. I’m terrified in anticipation for the days when his teeth actually start breaking through the gums. i don’t really have much to say on the matter…he has many different teething toys, he doesn’t seem to have a favorite. I’m wondering about the amber teething necklace…has anyone used it? should I get one?
“I’m gon’ let you finish, I’m gon’ let you finish, but I just threw the biggest tantrum of all time”…..is he being a kanye?…our sitter has mentioned that he has a temper and there were a few days where he threw some epic tantrums. luckily he’s been tantrum free as of late (maybe it was a wonder week?). she also noticed that he loves to be the center of attention and hates when no one pays attention to him. we need to nip that in the bud. there is no room for another diva in this household. we already have Ollie……and Nolan. ha.
smiley…my dad has nicknamed him “smiley” and while he smiles and laughs a lot, he can also flip it around and throw some major ear-piercing fits. I personally like to call him dr. jekyl and mr. hyde.
brothers…he’s finally starting to notice Ollie in a big way. he smiles the biggest and laughs the most when he sees Ollie and always tries to pet him. Ollie on the other hand does not really return the love…as he is still wary of rylen’s jerky and unexpected movements. on rare occasions he’ll be brave and give him morning kisses but will quickly run away as arms and legs start flailing.
jumpin’…rylen has since moved on from the rock ‘n play to a jumper, where he can play in for up to about 10-20 minutes before he gets frustrated/tired. He also doesn’t spend much time in his swing anymore (sniff sniff), as now he keeps trying to roll over while in the swing, and that’s not good for business. although sometimes he goes in there for variety and sometimes he still falls asleep in it. heaven.
as for me, the pumping is still driving me crazy but not as much as it did the last month. I think because I told myself once we hit 6 months, I’m going to start weaning…the thought of that has gotten me through this month. I do think I feel better mentally, now that the busy holiday season has slowed down and I don’t feel like I’m being pulled in 5 million different directions.
I’ve gotten a little lax on the dairy-restriction where I lifted the dairy ban so I could enjoy the holidays, I must get back on track at least for a few more months…and let me tell you, I have a proper I’m-no-longer-pumping celebration planned in my head, involving a lot of chocolate, cheese, raw fish, and booze. oh, and probably an instant 5 pound weight gain because said celebration.
all the hair I lost a few months back is now growing back, and I have a chia puff hairline…paying particular attention to the area at my temples that make it look like I have hair horns. it’s totally glamorous. I need to now expand my hat, headbands, and hair turban collections!