Thursday, May 03, 2012

Six Months of Marky

Marky-Mark, you are 6 months! You are half-way through your first year. You will hear this a lot, but you are growing up so fast.

We took you to your 6 months appointment todat and you did so well! You barely cried when the nurse gave you your two shots, and you swallowed all the Rotavirus syrup without any issues. Dr. Scott says that you are healthy and happy and I am so thankful for that.

Things to Remember:
Your sleeping is getting a little better – you nap 2-3 times a day. Sometimes you’ll sleep up to 3 hours each. Recently, you’ll nap early evening for 30 minutes. You will go down for the night at 9pm and will wake up for a bottle at around 2 or 3 in the morning. Then you’ll go down again until about 7am. I’m so thankful that when you wake up for your bottle, you go right back to sleep.

You are turning over both ways now without a problem. In fact, it takes me much longer to change you because you always want to turn over whenever I lay you down. That, and you are always trying to reach for something. You’ve learned to roll over again and again to get to where you want to be. You aren’t very good at it yet, but you sure give it a good effort. I’ll lie down on the opposite side of my bed from you and you’ll try to get to me by rolling. It’s so cute! One time, I laid you on your mat and when I came back to check on you, you where by cabinets in our living, licking the floor. Yucky!

We started you on rice 3 weeks ago. You didn’t like it and would push it out. You would even start to cry when Sarah fed you, so we went to squash the week after to see if you liked it any better. You did OK with it, so we went to avocado. You weren't a fan of that either. I don’t think you’re ready for solids yet, so we’ll suspend it for a little while and then start back on rice in a week or two. Dr. Scott said we shouldn’t have started until yesterday. Oh well.

You are taking 6-7 oz. of formula every 4-5 hours. You take more at night and can wait longer between feedings. Again, I am thankful.

You are still wearing size 3-6 months clothes, but started to wear size 3 diapers this month!

Things You Love:
-For someone to sing to you. Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes are your favorite songs. You smile every time you hear it.
-Your baths
-Putting things in your mouth and licking it
-To be held
-Being outside
-Playing with your brothers
-Standing up (with us holding you, of course)
-Playing on your piano walker
-Crunching up the pages of magazines
-Playing with your fabric books, and the Lamaze toys
-Your Mamma and Daddy.  You love your Daddy more, but I won't hold it against you.  He's pretty great.

Height: 26.25 (32nd percentile)
Weight: 16 lbs. 8oz. (54th percentile)
Head: 18 inches (92nd percentile)

Such a Happy Little Boy!

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