Yes, I already wrote William’s six month baby update post, but I have more to add with fun photos I wanted to share. William had his six month doctor appointment earlier this week.
He has gotten SO BIG!
To be exact, 26.5 inches and 16 pounds 8.6 ounces! From his four-month appointment, he went from the tenth percentile in weight to the twenty-fifth, and the twenty-fifth percentile in height to the fiftieth! Growing baby!
And this was the first time he didn’t cry being placed on the scale.
Yaya came with us, as she always does!
William got his six month shots. He was a champ! Yes, he screamed right after, but was quickly consoled and seemed fine the rest of the day.
Spiderman bandaid and a big ol’ chunky leg! I imagine this is only the beginning of superheroes…
Last night baby William had his first taste of food! The doctor gave me the choice between starting oatmeal or rice first, and I chose oatmeal. He explained that babies get the majority of their nutrition from breastmilk the first year of their life. By six months, he recommends starting food, so babies learn how to eat off a spoon and swallow food since apparently it’s a different motion than just swallowing milk.
You’re “allowed” to start solids anytime between four and six months, but I felt absolutely no rush. I love nursing William. Plus, it’s so easy (now) and convenient. Nothing to buy, no bottles to wash (except while I’m at work), and you don’t have to worry about heating anything up. I’m always ready for him and he nurses as he pleases. It did make me a little sad that we are moving past exclusively breastfeeding, but also incredibly happy that I have a healthy baby boy ready for solids. On to the next stage! We started with oatmeal mixed with breastmilk. Photo evidence:
He did really well! He smeared it all over his face and was sucking the extra off his little fingers. Nom nom nom. I do plan on making William’s baby food once we move past oatmeal and begin fruits and vegetables. Any tips or tricks for that? What should I make first? (I’ve heard peas, sweet potatoes, and squash for vegetables.)
Oh, and his second tooth popped up! William continues to be the happiest baby ever:
I love when he grabs his feet:
I love everything about him! He’s perfect.
Moms: What was your baby’s first food?