March 4, 2011

6 Months

Weight: 14 lbs. 11 oz. (10th percentile)
Height: 27 inches (70th percentile)

Well, I can't believe it, but the big man is actually 6 months old!! He did a great job at his check up. Got 3 shots. Cried for about 30 seconds and then he was done. the doctor said he's meeting all his milestones. Drew can sit up on his own, grasp things, move objects from hand to hand, hold his head up, and make simple "La, la, la" sounds. The doctor wasn't so thrilled about Drew's weight. He's at/or below the 10th percentile. We have to go back in a month to get weight again. The doctor said he's eating great when I told him how many ounces/bottles he has a day, as well as cereal and baby food. He did suggest using formula to mix the cereal instead of just water. So we'll see if that helps.

He's talking more and more and also loves screaming. I can tell he wants to move so bad, but can't quite seem to get the hang of having his head, shoulders, and butt in the air at the same time. Once we put the butt up, the head goes down. It's a work in progress.

We've tried all the fruits and vegetables for stage 1 foods and Drew ate every single one. He did not like peaches. He LOVES apples and pears. I'm excited to start trying stage 2 foods with him as well as trying the sippy cup in the next month. We'll see how it goes. We've also had our first tooth pop through!!

Drew is sleeping great through the night. Now the past 3 mornings he's been waking up between 5:30 and 6:30. One morning I was able to get him to go back to sleep, the other 2, not so much. Not sure why he's waking up so early. Usually he'll sleep till at least 7 or 7:15.

Ending on a positive brother is coming home from Iraq in about a week, and I should see him within the month. I'm also very excited that he gets to see Drew because the last time Cody saw him was the day Drew was born when Cody just happened to be home for his R & R.