July 17th Davin turned 6 months old! His bottom two teeth came through and he started sitting up that week! He didn’t really ever seem fussy from teething just chewing & drooling lots.
The sad part of that week was he got Hand Foot and Mouth. He got it from the other nanny share baby and then I got it :(. Luckily Ben & the nanny & other parents escaped… I was teaching an undergrad Macroeconomics class in July - 2 hours M-F and was kind of drowning in all the work of teaching and prepping a class for the first time … and then having to stand and teach for 2 hrs when I realized I had like 30+ blisters on the sole of each foot and only had high heel shoes…I was not happy that day … or week :(. Davin had a fever and sore throat for a couple days but luckily not really any blisters. But he was not happy for a couple nights – since swallowing hurt and he didn’t want to nurse he was up screaming for about 1.5 hrs at a time like 3 times a night :-/ … I wasn’t sure what he was so upset about… “just a fever and sore throat kid”… and then I got it and remembered how achy fevers make you feel :(.
And 6 months + sitting up == time for solids!!!
We tried “Baby Led Weaning” ie just giving them adult food instead of spoon feeding them purees. The first while was mostly playing and not so much eating – sticks of cucumbers, tomatoes (always been a favorite), fruit – peaches, plum, melon, etc and cooked veggie sticks like sweet potatoes & zucchini. We occasionally cheat and spoon feed him food to avoid the mess or if we are out and about give him a puree pouch which he likes too.
Other pics from month 6: