Bennett is Six Months!
I am really loving this stage. Bennett is starting to get more of a personality every day. He’s so fun!
This month’s highlights include: Bennett getting baptized, me spending my first weekend away from him, and finally, he started solid foods.
Bennett’s baptism was beautiful and so special. Family and friends came out to St. James Catholic church and then to our house for a celebration. I didn’t take nearly enough pictures (especially of the decorations – I put gold cross confetti on every table). B wore a family heirloom gown and bonnet my Oma got in Ireland that three of my cousins wore for their baptisms. It was so special!
We started solids! We started with rice cereal, then introduced a new food every three days: sweet potatoes, followed by applesauce, then pears, then oatmeal, then bananas, then carrots finally avocado. He loved (in order of preference): 1) carrots, 2) pears, 3) applesauce, 4) oatmeal. He did not like the bananas or avocado. I think it’s a texture thing – he’s just not ready for non-puree yet.
Finally, my weekend away. I went on my annual girls lake weekend with my best friends to Smith Mountain Lake. It was so much fun! But, you guessed it, I missed B a lot. Jimmy did a great job solo Dad-ing. He even worked on Benny holding his own bottle while I was gone.
7 am wake up & bottle
9 am nap for Ingrid & Bennett in their own rooms
10 am – 5 pm bottles on demand, naps every 1.5 – two hours; in this time, errands/I try to squeeze in a workout/lots of playing
5:30 pm bath
7 pm put Bennett down
7 pm dinner & Ingrid & Jimmy hang out time
B wakes up once a night for a bottle – Ingrid gives him and then sleeps until 7 am
Age: 6 months
Length: 20 lbs
Size: 12 months
Hair: light brown
Sleeping: he typically sleeps from 7 pm to 5:30 am. Wakes to chug a bottle. Then back to sleep until 7 am.
Eating: formula bottles: 6 oz each feeding; some solid foods (see above)
Milestones: “discovered” his feet; started solids; spent his first solo weekend with Daddy; got baptized
Memorable outings: his first vineyard trip
Likes: holding his feet, eating puréed carrots, rolling onto his tummy, getting his face cleaned, moving all the time
Dislikes: staying still, getting strapped in the car seat, not being able to crawl yet
Words/sounds: “a” “ahh” “ohhh” “mmhm”
Nicknames: “Little Man,” “Benny,” “B”
Interesting Facts: B loves him some vegetables
Funny moments: Every time he takes a bite of a food, he makes a face, then remembers he likes it and gobbles it down
Looking forward to: introducing more solid foods – it’s so fun!