(IF I'VE JINXED THIS NOW AND HE STOPS SLEEPING I'M PUTTING IT SOLELY DOWN TO THIS UPDATE).
Size wise, I don't know where we are at. I'll just say big. I tried to keep him in his 3-6 month old clothes for as long as possible, I really did. I clutched at straws, wanting to hold onto the little baby I never really had. By 3 weeks old he was out of the newborn, he never really got much wear out of his 0-3 months clothes and I've been trying to keep him in 3-6 months for as long as possible, but he is just too big. It was time to accept that and stop letting my child walk around with trousers cutting off at his shins. Low and behold, I popped him into 6-9 months last week, and I was almost upset to find that everything was neat. Nothing looked oversized, and I can't see him getting all that long in these bits either. Please tell me growing slows down somewhere around now? A friend had a beautiful little girl just last week, and I couldn't even comprehend that Harrison was ever that size. There was only 6 months between them, but Harrison looked like a child compared to ditsy Evie. My little 6 month old child.
Weaning is still going well, Harrison does love his food and we are yet to find a puree he does not like. We've been making our own using the Vital Baby Steamer and Blender, and that has made a big difference to my routine, but little to his ability to eat what I'm putting down. He's not picky at all, wolfing down his spoon fed purees like nobody's business, but we've been trying to introduce a bit of the 'mix method', putting down finger foods that he can try to feed himself with, or giving him the spoon. Firm quick pick up and go favorites have been the Ella's Kitchen pouches, the Cow and Gate Banana Porridge and the Kiddlylicious Wafers. We'd previously tried rusks (cue the sugar police), but were looking for something a little less substantial and the wafers have been perfect. They are advertised as no mess, they are not, let me tell you that getting dissolved cracker out of a brand new dungarees set is no mean feat - but what form of baby food will ever really be no mess?
Happy Half Birthday Little Monkey.