Thursday, July 16, 2015

Colson's Sixth Month

(April 6 - May 5)

In an effort to help Colson with his naps, I started napping him with the soft white, blue, and green blanket that his Grandma Arbon made. It seemed to work, however, with the rising temperature, I had to stop after a few attempts. It was just getting too hot.

I tried to sleep train him so he wouldn’t wake up until five or six in the morning. I would basically let him cry it out for an hour if he woke up in the middle of the night.

He is able to sit up for a few seconds unsupported. He is getting stronger and stronger.

Colson LOVES Charlie and is so entertained by him. He will totally giggle whenever Charlie gives him attention. It is so cute!

He is still super close to rolling over.

I wondered if he was teething because he was always wanting to chew on things and he was bringing things to his mouth.

Colson is doing well with holding some objects and switching them from one hand to the other.

His cradle cap finally went away! His hair is still really thin and wispy, but the scales are gone! Colson’s hair is coming in lighter.

As mentioned in a previous post, Colson was blessed on April 12, 2015.

My friend Amy came and took some adorable pictures of Colson (and Charlie). She did an awesome job really capturing Colson’s cuteness! (See pictures at the end of this post)

Colson is a happy baby, for the most part. He enjoys walks outside in the stroller for awhile. He loves holding onto things, like water bottles, chains, and noisy toys. He is able to reach and grab onto things pretty well.

By the end of the month, Colson had rolled over a few times from his back to his stomach. I even found him laying on his stomach for one of his naps. He had actually flipped over and gotten stuck on his stomach and then fell asleep.

Colson has some spots that are on each cheek, below his eyes, that have pimple like pressure on them. Every once and awhile they will swell up and look really painful. They don’t really pop like pimples, however, so we are confused as to what they are.

I started trying to sleep train him during the day so he didn’t have to nurse to fall asleep. It was pretty tough. I didn’t quite have complete success by the end of this month. He did start doing a little better with soothing himself to sleep. I would feed him when he woke up from his nap, instead of when he was going down. Often times he would cry for 10 to 15 minutes after putting him down, and then he would fall asleep, swaddled lightly in his crib. Half of the time he would kick out of his swaddling, and then fall asleep. Overall, however, it didn’t seem like he was completely sold on this napping routine.

Colson loves baths! He splashes out of control! We still bathe him at the kitchen sink in a little portable tub. His splashing gets all over the floor, counters, and me! Daddy has gotten to the point that he doesn’t let him splash. He will hold his hands over his legs. Another way we have avoided the splashing has been to put him in the actual bathtub with Charlie. We sit Colson in the Bumbo and he just loves it. We learned that the Bumbo floats if the water is too high, so we keep it right to his legs and things go pretty well (with really close supervision).

Colson takes bottles beautifully now! It was a long, hard road, but we have made it! At least he does great with breast milk. He has taken formula, but I can tell he doesn’t love it.

He likes the song “Pop Goes the Weasel”. I can sometimes distract him with that song, like when changing his diaper or after he gets upset.

We started him on rice cereal. Colson was a little unsure how he felt about it, though. I figured he would love it because he was totally smacking his lips while watching us eat at meal times. We will have to see how things go.

And here are the pictures from the photo shoot with Amy:

Charlie being difficult, as usual, with taking pictures

...I had to resort to holding them together...

I sure do love my boys!

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