Yesterday James had his 6 month appointment. I have been waiting for this. Why you ask? Well, Stephen and I have been discussing moving James into the other bedroom since he turned 6 months old, almost 3 weeks ago. I was hesitant about the big move, and so I asked Stephen his opinion hoping that it would just reassure me into thinking it was time. Instead, Stephen brought up all these points that totally discouraged the idea and on top of it made me even more paranoid than before about him sleeping in the other room. My last chance was to ask the doctor about it with Stephen there at James' next appointment. Not only did she approve it but encourage it. And I learned quite a few things myself. For example, James should be sleeping anywhere from 10-12 hours at night. HALLELUJAH! Now she said it's okay at first to feed him sometime in the middle since he's not use to sleeping that long yet without any snacks. Something else I learned, babies are suppose to go to bed early. Technically I knew that, but our definition of early was a lot later than the doctors. But she said to move up his bed time early slowly so he can adjust. Last night was the first night we moved him into the other room. I don't know why but he slept a lot better. He slept 8 hours straight, woke up and ate about 4 oz. of breast milk, and then fell back asleep for another 3 hours. HEAVEN! Despite the fact that he slept so well I did not. It was the first time we used the baby monitor and we had bought it at a garage sale for $5. I kept waking up thinking that I didn't have the volume up loud enough, and worrying that maybe I just slept through his crying (not that that's a bad thing we're suppose to let them cry it out at this age). Finally around 5 a.m. I went in to check in on him, and he was sound asleep, but then I couldn't go back to sleep because I kept thinking, well it's been 6 hours so I'll just wait for him to wake up to feed him and then go back to sleep. 2 hours passed, finally when I was drifting off I heard him babbling. Hopefully tonight will be better. Man, getting to that phase when you just have to let them cry it out is so hard, because sometimes when they are crying it sounds like they are dying or being tortured so you want to run to their side and make sure they are ok. But my doctor told me that if I do that then James has me well trained. Now for his stats, ready? Weight 19 lbs. 2 oz. 80% percentile, length 28 in. 93% percentile (she commented on how tall he is, woohoo!) head 45.5 cm. 90% (when we said he's got "The Taylor's Big Head" she said that it's only big to cram in all the brains he's got in there, woohoo times two!) Here's the little love child at 6.5 months.