Monday, April 23, 2018

Tatum Beau: Six Months

Tater-Tot, T-Beau, TB, Tater


17 pounds 10 ounces (50the percentile) and 26 inches (38th percentile)


He started the month pretty solidly fitting into 3-6 month outfits.  More shirt/pants combos with a bodysuit under and less onesies - we still love the zip onesies for bedtime.

He started out in size two diapers and about halfway through the month moved up to size three.  We use the baby dry at night for him.

He eats anywhere between 5-8 ounces - most of it's dependent on how his previous feeding went.  If he has closer to 8 ounces - he's good to go for 3 hours, sometimes a little more.  If he has less then I usually save the bottle and we have a "snack" of a few ounces an hour or so later.  Before each of his naps he usually likes just a little bit of the bottle.

As we got closer to the six month mark he started eating more - we think he hit a growth spurt and was always hungry or fussy for a few days!


We tried moving into his crib early on and then brought him back into our room for a few more nights. We finally made the official move at about five and a half months and it was a smooth transition - it took me a little while to get used to seeing him sleeping on his stomach.

We usually start his bedtime routine of pajamas, owlet smart sock on, sleep sack on, some nights a bath and then always a bottle at about 8:15-8:30 and he goes right down.  He usually sleeps until between 7:30-8am other than waking for a quick 5am bottle and then right back down to sleep.

He'll usually lay or play in his crib for a little bit before we get him up for a diaper change and then usually will play a little bit more before his morning bottle.

For naps he isn't on a strict schedule yet - he'll usually do a morning, afternoon and evening nap - sometimes an extra little one in there if we're out and we just go with his flow.  Afternoon is always the longest nap - sometimes two hours.  We are still using his swing for naps because he loves it - we'll use it as long as we can before he outgrows it - getting close!


He started music class shortly before six months.

Another favorite continues to be being pushed in his stroller - he loves naps too!

His little walker chair is his favorite - he "runs" all over the house in it and it can entertain him for a half hour + sometimes which helps mom out a lot! Since Easter he's been playing with his Easter eggs on the tray of it and throwing them all over.

Eating his hands is a favorite and he's started to enjoy sucking his thumb - just like his mommy did when she was little.


Pushing himself up, moving around in his walker, playing in his activity centers/bouncers/playmats, eating his hands, blowing bubbles, watching sports on TV, when we blow on his face, grabbing faces, playing with his diapers and wipes packs.

Not much at all :)

We moved him into his own room.. finally! We'd meant to do this at four months but with Derek traveling, loosing power for an entire weekend and then just finding little excuses we kept waiting. The first night was hard on all of us but after a couple nights we were adjusting well.

He sat in a high chair for the first time - won't last a whole meal but it's enough to keep him entertained for a bit - he's still a little small for them but we're giving it a try.

He uses his paci almost as a toy now and can put it in his mouth and take it out himself.  He's also slowly started trying to hold onto his bottle a little bit by himself too.

He had his first babysitter and we loved her! 


Even thought it was the "first day of spring" he experienced yet another huge snow storm.

He had many playdates with friends and even started music class once a week.

We did a bunch of Easter activities - a hayride to meet the Easter bunny, an Easter egg hunt, Easter Eve dinner, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday at church, dying Easter eggs, a little Easter craft.

He attended his first settlement at the office at just 5 and a half months old - real estate is in his blood!

He celebrated his first Easter, went on a little egg hunt, saw the Easter bunny and all that fun stuff.  At Easter breakfast we gave him a tiny lick of syrup and icing.

He was baptized on Sunday, April 8th - it was a wonderful (chilly!) day spent celebrating with family and friends.

He's trying so hard to crawl! Right at about 5 1/2 months he really would start pushing himself up on his hands and knees and trying.  He'll scoot around a little bit and move all over the place.. I think we're just weeks away from actually crawling.


  1. Would love to hear a review you have on the owlet sock!! I love his nicknames - especially Tater :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. omg tater. that reminds me of aiden saying he calls his son that (in SATC). and that first and second photo with his casual lean. i die. haha. he's so dang cute!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. I can’t believe how big he is! That’s awesome that he’s already started to try and scoot all over the place! And moving them into the crib really was so hard, but I’ve found that we all sleep better now that we’re all in our own rooms!

  4. I am with Biana - that Tater Tot nickname is too darn cute!

  5. Oh my goodness, those sweet little nicknames! I love it! Happy half birthday, sweet Tatum!

  6. aww he is so cute!