Friday, November 9, 2012

6 Month Update

Height: 27 1/4 inches...90th percentile
Weight: 15 lbs 14 ounces...50th percentile
Head Circumference: 17 inches...75th percentile
Vision: Your vision is pretty much fully developed. You can see things near and far and are definitely recognizing people and objects. You get very excited when you see Sophie the giraffe.
Movement: You can roll all over the place and you now sit up by yourself for quite a long time. Occasionally you will tumble over which often times scrares you. You get on all fours and push yourself forward and back like you are about to move, but then you just drop back to your stomach. No rush on the crawling. I like you staying where I put you :)
Eating Habits/New Foods: You are still eating every 3 hours during the day. And once at night about 7-8 hours after you go to bed. You are getting between 4-6 ounces per feeding. We do an extra 4 ounce bottle at night to help you sleep a little longer. As far as real food goes, we have started eating rice cereal this month. You are pretty good at eating off of a spoon until you see something funny and smile and spit all your food out. We do rice cereal about 3-5 times per week. We also feed you MumMums which are similar to rice cakes that dissovles in your mouth. You love both the original and banana flavors. We just got the ok to eat normal food so next month we will have lots to share!
Sleeping Patterns: You are still doing great with the routine and fall asleep anywhere between 10 & 11 pm. You sleep a good 8 hours till 6ish when I feed you and you go back to bed for another 3 hours. As far as naps go, they are all over the place. We realized if we put a nice soft blanket over you, your naps are much longer. Anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours during the middle of the day.
Sounds/Words: You can say Ba Ba! I'm pretty sure I've heard MaMa in there as well, but Daddy says you haven't said it yet. You are constantly making noises and saying baba over and over it's so cute. You still laugh a lot when you enjoy things.
New discoveries/accomplishments:
-You are sitting up by yourself
-You ate rice cereal for the first time
-You can sit up in the grocery cart and help mommy shop
-You also sit up in the stroller without the carrier. You've done this before, but now you can actually support yourself
-You can now go in the swing at the park
-You got your first rash, which was actually Roseola. You handled it fine, and it went away within 2 days
- And most importantly, you grew 2 teeth!! On Oct. 27th, your 2 bottom teeth came in together at the same time. The first day you made the funniest faces and kept feeling them with your tongue. The 3 days before they popped through the skin, you didn't sleep that well, but other than that there were no bad side effects.
New Friends I've made: You met Lindsey & Mark this month, some of your dad's friends from high school. You also met a lot of Mommy's friends at Ms. Erica's pumpkin carving party. You were the highlight of the party.
Places you went/Adventures: This month we went to the corn maize and took some pictures in the pumpkin patch, you went to Erica's pumpkin carving party,  you went to Savannah for a second time to meet Lindsey and Mark, you watched FL vs. GA on TV because it was too windy to go tailgating, you dressed up in your Halloween costume (a strawberry) but we did not go trick or treating because we went out of town that day, and you traveled to Cashiers, NC for a 4 day vaction that included hiking through the mountains and shopping at the local shops.
Clothes: You are still in 9m for sleepers. They are a little large These are your current sizes: Gymboree-6, Target-3/6 (The shirts are 12 month, but the pants are 3/6), Carter-3, Old Navy/Gap- 3-6
You are still in a size 2 diaper! We really like the huggies better. We have not had nearly as many blowouts! :)

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