Friday, June 13, 2008

6 month stats

Our six month appt was yesterday and the boy is moving up the scale! Here are his stats:

Weight: 17 pounds 12.5 ounces - 50th percentile
Height: 27 inches - 70th percentile
Head Circumference: 17 inches (not sure about percentile!)

He's now over doubled his weight in the first six months and I'm sure he's going to keep packing on the pounds as he is just LOVING the food! We're taking it a bit slow, so he's still only had rice cereal, but we're going to try out peas and beans here this weekend and maybe another type of cereal. It's all a bit overwhelming to me on how to incorporate the food into his nursing or bottle feedings - but as with a lot of things...I'm sure I'm making a bigger deal about it and reading too much trying to do it the right way. Some habits are hard to break.

Speaking of habits...we're trying to break the swaddling habit with Kellen. Most people stop swaddling their babies way before this, but that's typically because their babies won't let them do it anymore. Well, Kellen likes the swaddle and it's definitely become his sign that it's time to go to sleep. We've really had a pretty easy time putting him down for naps or to bed and it's because of the swaddle. Well, the other day I put him down for a nap and he was fussing a bit and suddenly it sounded a little muffled. I went in and he had flipped himself over, but was wedged up against the side of the crib. Since his arms were in tight, he couldn't get back over. I guess that was our sign to stop the swaddle. The problem is that is how he gets to sleep. Aa tried to put him down for a nap and it just wasn't happening. So, I guess we'll have to slowly wean him of it and I sure hope it works. Last night we left one arm out and one arm in. With one arm, he can flip himself over or scoot, so he's definitely safe. We'll see how it goes!

Today we went to the zoo with Isabel and Charlie. We were doing a happy dance since the sun has finally decided to shine here in Portland! I'm sure the rain and gray will be back soon, but it was sure nice to feel the warmth and get outside! The animals didn't do much for Kellen, but I think he enjoyed being outside and seeing all the people.

Here's a cute picture of Kellen and his Grandparents in our backyard last weekend:

Enjoy the weekend!!

1 comment:

erin&andy said...

he is SO cute angie! wesley is starting to get a faux-hawk as well - we need to introduce the boys soon!