Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Six Month Stats

So, as I mentioned, our adorable baby boy is now six months old... and as his sister approaches her second birthday party this weekend, he's already halfway to his first! I can hardly believe it. In the past few weeks, he has become such a little person, and his personality is starting to really come through. There have been a lot of concerns and struggles along the way, but I've really had to come to the realization that every baby is different and he will get there on his own time. At the doctor's visit today, I discussed my concerns with his development being behind other kids his age, and especially behind where Alli was at this age. He is rolling from his belly to back, but not often. I think and the doctor thinks the reflux issues have a lot to do with that. He doesn't push up when he's on his belly, but he can. I've caught him doing it in his crib when no one's watching, but if we try to get him to do it during tummy time, he just won't. Ms. Sharon, one of his teachers at daycare, thinks he's just stubborn. Really? Just what we need! Where's our laid back baby? We got two crazy, wild stubborn ones instead. Oh well. You only get what you can handle, right?

Anyway, he is doing a lot of babbling and dadada's... and in that respect, he's ahead of where Alli was developmentally. He does a lot of talking, a lot of giggling, and he seriously smiles all the time. Even when he's spitting up for the millionth time that day, he smiles all the way through it. Hopefully, the reflux will get better as his development continues too. We are just kind of in a watch, wait and see pattern, and the doctor thinks he's just fine. It's just a worried, pediatric nurse of a mama that wants to make sure if there is anything we can be doing to help him along, that we are doing it as soon as possible.

The Stats:
Weight: 16 lbs 1 oz (20th percentile)
Length: 27 3/4 inches (88th percentile)
Head: 17 1/4 inches (62nd percentile)

Before the shots of course... happy boy

Diaper Size: 2 until we finish up the last of 'em, then it's on to 3's!
Clothing Size: 6 months and some 9 months for the length, but poor guy is so skinny too that we're having a hard time with pants that fit around but are long enough too!
Shoe Size: He has a few pairs, size 2's
Food: All mommy milk, 4-6 6-oz bottles a day, and three "meals" a day (usually rice cereal and a fruit for breakfast, and a veggie & fruit for lunch & a veggie for dinner)
Naps: Starting to finally get a little pattern, usually a nap in the AM 9ish-11ish, and one in the afternoon but that one always varies. On the weekends, we try really hard to get it to be at about the same time as Alli's so we can have a few minutes of peace and quiet :)
Sleep: Asleep for the night by 7pm and up around 5:30 or 6 (finally!)
Teeth: None!
Sounds: Lots of jabbering, and a whole lot of dadada's
Play: Jumperoo (he absolutely LOVES this, he could spend forever in there jumping away!), watching his big sister do anything, he truly lights up when she pays attention to him, walks in the stroller or anything at all involved with being outside, and he grabs and plays with toys a lot more lately.
New buddies: Has a couple new friends at daycare, Murphy, Henry, and he's really starting to enjoy Scarlett these days... he loves when she licks his hands!

1 comment:

  1. What a big boy! Molly outgrew her reflux around 1 or so, but it was terrible in the meantime!