Hi! Wow, this was unexpected.
Tinkleberry is now 6 1/2 months. He is 28.5" long, but we won’t know about his weight until he gets a check-up in the next few weeks. DrLoveGun’s scholarly opinion is that Tink weighs “an assload”.
Tinkleberry has successfully weathered getting 3 teeth within a week and a half, and finally has regained his civilized schedule. This week he is getting only 1 tooth, but that’s a freakin’ cakewalk. In total, he now has 5 1/2 teeth.
Tinkleberry had his first swim today! We went swimming in an indoor heated pool for about 20 min today. He loved it! Obviously, “swim” being “get held by mommy as she whirls him gently around and he does a lot of splashing and kicking” as opposed to “locomote in liquid under his own power”.
Swimming is mommy’s new best friend too. Mainly because a 20 min swim= 2 1/2 hour nap. Oh yes, there will be much swimming this summer.
Still hates the car seat, but is getting a bit better about it. We make sure he has plenty of toys and when possible a Daddy in the back seat to entertain him. But part of it is that he is growing and can now look out the window, which holds his attention.
There is still, as always, the question of “poop or just farts?” Speaking of which, there was an unfortunate car incident with a blowout diaper and a pair of shorts recently, in which I horrifiedly discovered him and the car seat covered in crap and he was licking some off his fingers, while in the mall parking lot.
The only behavioral thing we are struggling with right now is what I am now calling Dining With Napoleon. Basically, he refuses to eat unless he is given a spoon of his own. Often, he will still steal the spoon you are trying to use. He demands to feed himself, and is successful about 50% of the time. Sadly, though, this results in a god awful mess and we have no idea any more about how much he eats vs. how much he wears/throws. Please send us a dog.
That is the current State of the Union of Tinkleberry. I will now stop boring you with information I find cute but most probably find annoying or mind-numbing.