a few weeks late with the holidays and our trip to hawaii, but i cannot believe my little babe is half a year old! time is flying by and i cried uncontrollably the other day when i got to the page in his baby book that said “happy half birthday little one”.
still an expert at teething with no teeth, he at least is now super good at bringing objects to his mouth so i don’t have to assist so much now, he can hold his own teether thank you v much! he now sits up so well, and he can do push ups from his tummy. maybe i’m wrong but i get the sense he’s a little lazy, so while he might be advanced in personality traits, i have this feeling he might be slow in crawling and moving.
if you follow my stories, you know my dad from boston stayed with us for a few weeks and really bonded with arlo. it was so nice to have help and someone at home with me, and arlo loves him, when he’s not making a loud noise and scaring the shit out of him.
he is really clingy with us, he’s sooo into flirting with women and all people but mostly women, but he always likes us to be nearby. he’s happiest when i’m holding him and he gets to flirt with strangers. the only person he truly feels comfortable with besides us is his babysitter. poor grandparents.
this month has been our toughest so far. besides the co-dependence, our once amazing sleeper from birth has finally “regressed” and went from 9 hours straight every single night to waking up every couple of hours. it’s been so hard on us, who really didn’t realize what the sleep deprivation was like. we’re planning to sleep train this month and hopefully get all three of us sleeping again.
he also had his first christmas! we took him to meet santa, and i was reaaaally hoping he’d cry but he just stared at him the entire time, we dressed him up in lots of dumb outfits and it was so fun to celebrate with him. can’t wait till he knows what christmas is.
on his 6 month birthday, we went to hawaii where he unfortunately got sick pretty much right away. he was such a champ both ways on the flight though, happy to sleep on us and get attention from flight attendants and i was so relieved! despite being sick the whole trip, we had a few moments where we put him in the ocean and pool and he loved the water!
he is still so sweet, he cuddles with me and sometimes will chill much longer than i expect on the couch lying on me. it’s the best. i am also teaching him how to hug, which is the cutest. he’s the cutest! his huge smile still makes me so weak.
we’re going to attempt to sleep train arlo this month, and hopefully that can help make us all happier in the end. wish us luck!