Today Oliver turned 6 months old. I will spare you my usual "Hoooooowwwww is my baby 6 months old???" jibberish but you all know I'm thinking it inside ;-) I have updated his 365 project, his sidebar photo and his photo gallery so I guess all that is left to do is the update!
Not that there's really much to update. We're still working on the rolling over, for what seems like forever now... he gets so close as well! I know he'll do it in his own good time though. Our adventures with 'solids' are going very well, I'm doing some sort of baby led/traditional weaning combination which seems to be working out quite nicely. I'm trying out not blending all the lumps in his purées though as I want him to get used to them while he's still so open to the whole idea and he seems to be managing very well. My health visitor (who I suspect to be a closeted baby led weaning advocate, which is fine by me!) says that at his age he should be fairly capable of handling lumps anyway (under careful surveillance of course). I have written a weaning post for Emma's Diary on this topic with some photos, which I will be posting here soon so I won't go into it too much now!
Oh and something scary happened yesterday. We packed our Ziggy swing chair away. Oliver is nowhere close to growing out of it (although he's certainly filling it out a lot more than when the first photo was taken!) but he was really starting to hate being put in it, would never sleep in it anymore and it was generally just becoming a huge, space consuming nuisance so eventually into the box it went :-( I just can't believe it, my safety net has finally failed me LOL.
Look where the top of his head is in both photos, it looks like he has zebra ears in the second one.... I can't believe how much he's grown in those few months. He had his six month health visitor check on Monday and he now weighs a whopping 16lbs 14oz and is between the 25th and 50th centile without even correcting for prematurity (which they continue to do until he's one so officially he's over the 50th centile now!)
All in all, I'd say my little man is doing pretty good :-)