Speedy turned six months at the end of September. This motherhood journey has been more rewarding than anything I’ve ever experienced, and I find awe and happiness in the daily journey.
I also finally have a good excuse to be behind on laundry, vacuuming and home organization. 🙂
I still worry about getting everything done and feeling behind at work and home, and I enjoy cleaning and housework less than ever. Except I realize I don’t mind changing diapers or doing Speedy’s laundry. I am happy to bathe his little wriggling body even when he screams. I can’t help but smile as I sort his blankets and toys and match up his little socks. Even cleaning the floor around his high chair isn’t as bad as I thought. I have found new meaning in the term ‘labor of love,’ and I hope this happiness might rub off on some of the non-baby household tasks!
He has changed so much in six months, and I know the changes won’t slow down. At his six month check he was 16 lbs. 14 oz. and 28 inches long. He’s still near the middle for weight and at the top of the charts for height.
We started vegetables and fruits a few weeks ago, and he likes almost anything we provide. He gets mostly spoon fed purées and rice at daycare, and at home we are trying baby led weaning. Always this involves a lot of mess because you give baby larger peices of soft foods and they can explore and learn to feed themselves. We’ve progressed from the basic banana, sweet potato, and squash to including things like eggs and even meat.
It’s fun to watch him pick up and taste, and he still nurses well and gets most of his nutrition from breastmilk.
Speedy has also been settled in his room since the middle of the summer. I completely forgot I was going to share finished pictures, so now is the time. When we first moved in four years ago the future nursery was dark and drab.
We tore out the carpet and paneling and finished the drywall, and the blue paint was actually done before we knew he was a boy. It looked more grey when we picked it, but I have come to absolutely love this blue with the light wood. (It’s Behr Celestial Light if you’re curious!)
The large dresser was a find from a local antique shop several years ago, and the top is the perfect size for his changer plus a few supplies. One of my favorite features is the blue rope light behind the crown molding. It gives a perfect soft glow for middle of the night diaper changes. This was 100% JR’s idea and credit goes to him.
I thought about putting my gliding rocker in the nursery, but it fills up the small room too much. I like to have open floor space for playing and sorting, and I don’t mind walking down the hall to the living room to sit down with him.
It’s still lacking curtains, but otherwise our baby room is cozy and complete.
Happy six months little man!