Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Six Months Old

"Look at me...

I have something to smile about...

I'm 6 Months Old!"

Bobby turned Six months old on October 30, 2009.

Weight: 16.8 lbs. (Full-term: 50%, 34 weeks: 75%)
Length: 25.5 inches (Full-term: 25%, 34 weeks: 50%)

Sorry for the delay on his sixth month post, but I wanted to wait until we had our 6 month appointment. As you can see from his percentile's (in comparison to his 4 month check-up, his growth has slowed down).

Sleeping Patterns: Bobby's taken a turn for the better regarding his sleeping issues. He sleeps 11-13 hours a night. He goes to bed around 7pm. And, finally, I feel confident that his napping issues have been resolved too. He is taking on average, 3 naps a day. If he happens to wake up in the middle of the night, he will normally fall back asleep within a few minutes.

Eating Habits: Bobby normally drinks 4 bottles a day, averaging between 8-8.5 oz. each. He eats solids twice a day. He is a great eater!

New discoveries & Accomplishments: Bobby has pretty much done the same things as last month, but does them better. He rolls over all the time, and will now hang out on his stomach while lifting up his head. He sits great up, and does not need too much of my support. In this area though, our pediatrician says he is still lagging a bit behind. He has hit all of the developmental milestones for a 6th month old, except sitting up. He sits up, and leans forward on his hands a bit. He has just started doing this, and it is normally done at 5 months. Other than that, we are right on track! He laughs all the time! And, is much more verbal. He is definitely starting to make sounds too. He seems to have mellowed out a bit (he was a bit high maintenance) :-). He is really into all the games we play with him each day. We play "Munchkin Pancake," "Belly CPR," "Stomp the Yard," and "Thunder Thighs!" Of course these are all silly games Bob and I have come up with. I sing to him a lot too.

Places you love: Playing on the floor with his toys, his bouncy seat (not sure how much longer he'll fit!), watching Baby Einstein videos, rocking on the front porch, playing on mommy and daddy's bed, taking baths, taking walks (he now faces forward in his stroller; no more car seat!), getting kisses from Winston, reading in his glider, the Jumparoo, and both of his Exersaucers (yes, we have two!), the park (we now swing!), and his Kindermusik class. He also loves to watch football - ha ha!

Special Friends: The same crew!

Current Events: Politics as usual: health care reform debate, pulling/adding troops in Afghanistan, like/dislike for our current Administration; Gators are still undefeated and ranked #1, World Series (Yankees are currently over the Phillies), and Christmas decorations are already out!

What We did This Day: Not too much... we hung around the house, and waited for Grandma and Grandpa Ross to arrive here for a visit!


Lisa said...

He looks so tall to me! I can't believe he's not like in the top 1%. I really don't have any experience with children, though. That's just my non-medical/non-mother opinion.

He is super cute, though! And, I can honestly assert that I am a leading authority on knowing what is cute :)

Jessica Regan said...

Wow!!! 6 months already! That is amazing! Glad you guys are doing sooo well! Perhaps we'll get to visit in 2010!


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