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6 Months

I can’t believe my sweet baby boy is 6 months old today! It’s so crazy to see how much he’s grown! Half a year has flown by, and with each new milestone, I find myself getting a little emotional knowing that I will probably never experience this again. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but we aren’t planning on having anymore kids. Each pregnancy puts me at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, so I don’t want to take that chance. We always agreed that we only wanted two, a girl and a boy, so we feel very grateful that God blessed us with just that!

Overall, Jaiden is doing great! The first few months were rough and we dealt with a lot of crying. As he’s gotten older and become more aware of his surroundings, he seems to be doing much better. He doesn’t cry as often as he used to, but he is still fairly needy and craves all your attention. I wouldn’t mind it so much if I didn’t also have a toddler who fights for my attention every chance she gets.

Jaiden was sleeping through the night since he was 3 months old, but lately he’s been waking up every 3-4 hours again. I’m not sure if it’s teething or a growth spurt, but this mama is tired! He is great at taking naps though. It took me a long time to get him into a routine because I used to have to hold him for every single nap, but now he’s able to fall asleep on his own and it has been amazing!

He is still breastfeeding and my mother-in-law was finally able to get him to take a bottle of breast milk while Danny Ray was gone last month. We only had to try 6 different bottles, but we found one that works so we’re sticking with it! My goal is to breastfeed for at least a year. Jasmine nursed until she was 17 months old before she self-weaned. From the looks of it, I don’t think Jaiden will have any problems nursing that long (or even longer). I have tried giving him rice cereal and puréed sweet potatoes, but he is not the least bit interested. He will actually turn his head away from the spoon when you try to feed him! Oh well. We’ll keep trying. Besides, he doesn’t seem to be having any problems gaining weight. He’s a little chunk and I can’t get enough of his chubby cheeks!

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