Jett turned 7 months old just before Christmas and in today’s post I’m sharing all of his milestones, sleep schedule, and what a day of eating looks like. He’s almost 9 months old now (mommy is majorly behind), but every month is such a great adventure with him I don’t want to miss documenting each one!
He LOVES his Skip-Hop activity center! This is perfect for me because I can put him in there after I get home from work and get some things done before he eats dinner!
25 weeks- started sleeping without a swaddle. His Love To Dream swaddle got too small and since it got colder, I wanted something a little thicker. Now he sleeps in a fleece Halo sleepsack and we love it!
25 weeks- started to sit up on his own! Kind of wobbly and leaning forward a little bit propping himself up with his arms but getting close!
25 weeks- had prunes for the first time. He started switching between prunes and pears at dinner time to avoid getting constipated by the solids he was eating.
26 weeks- started trying to crawl. Gets up on all fours and rocks.
27 weeks- started to “growl”. He kind of sounds like a baby dinosaur and it’s so adorable!
28 weeks- closer to crawling. Can go backwards really well!
29 weeks- started eating more at dinner. Big boy!
29 weeks- started sitting up on his own for longer than a minute at a time if he has a toy to play with.
29 weeks- had surgery. When he was born, they weren’t able to circumcise Jett in the hospital so we had to wait until he was at least 6 months old. The surgery took over an hour and I have to say, handing over your baby to a stranger for surgery is really tough. Luckily my mother-in-law went with us and there were things to do at the hospital that day. He had surgery at CHOC Children’s in Orange County and the staff there was incredible and the surgery went just as planned!
30 weeks- got his STARband helmet at the Hanger clinic. After months of fighting with our insurance and appealing twice, we didn’t get the helmet covered by insurance. Since Jett’s measurements were extreme, we decided to go ahead and get the helmet anyway. Hanger offered a payment plan and the helmet was significantly less without insurance, so that’s the route we took.
Jett has continued to sleep through the night! We are SO LUCKY. Every once in awhile he will wake up at night and let out a little cry or two, but once he finds his Wubbanub, he goes right back to sleep. We keep 3 Wubbanubs in his crib because they don’t fall out of the crib like normal pacifiers and they’re easy for him to find at night.
Jett started eating solids shortly before 6 months. I know you’re supposed to wait but we got a little excited. Around 6.5 months he was already up to eating two meals a day. One at lunch at daycare and then at dinner time. During this period, we gave him mostly purees and oatmeal, but introduced solid foods like puffs and teething crackers to get him used to chewing. We started doing more of a baby-led weaning towards the end of the 6th month when I was comfortable with his ability to chew. I’m sure it’s different for every baby, but Jett wasn’t very good at eating at first and that’s why we waited a little bit to introduce more solid foods. He tried to suck on the foods, so getting him to chew was just a learning process and Puffs definitely helped with that!
As for breastfeeding, I’m still going despite him starting to bite me when he nurses every so often. I only nurse him at night during the week and pump in the morning and in the afternoon. He still breastfeeds on the weekends about 5 times a day.
I think that about covers everything from month 6-7! They grow so fast, don’t they?! I’ll try to get his 8 and 9 month updates up soon since he’s already on the road to 10 months! Have a great day, y’all!