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Friday, February 12, 2010

6 Months?!

Whoa...life needs to slow down a bit. Eddie will be SIX MONTHS OLD tomorrow. Wasn't he just an itty bitty 8 lb 2 oz newborn, like, yesterday? All of a sudden he's a 16 lb, 13 oz kid!Today we went to his 6 month well baby doctor visit. His stats show that he's tall for his age and skinny for his height (he definitely didn't get either of those traits from me!). The doctor thinks his slightly-lower-than-average weight is probably due to his much higher-than-normal wriggle factor, which burns tons of calories.

Case in point: you know that crinkly paper that covers the exam tables at doctors' offices for sanitary purposes? Well, Eddie thought that stuff was so cool today. He bounced like mad so it would make as much noise at possible. Then he discovered that the soaker pad also made noise...and tasted pretty good, too. His constant spitting up doesn't seem to be a problem since he's clearly gaining weight and growing just fine. Even without having his measurements taken Dave and I could tell he was growing just fine...in the last month he's moved up to 12 month size bodysuits! Up to this point we've not had to buy a lot of clothing for him because people gave us so much at the showers. But somehow we didn't end up with ANY 12 month sized bodysuits...lots of them up to 6 months and then 18 months. We found some long sleeved ones on clearance at Target and Baby Gap and a few at the local second hand store.

He got a slew of shots today and he really wasn't all that happy about it. We gave him a dose of ibuprofen before the shots, but he still screamed his head off. A quick nursing session calmed him down a bit and then he promptly passed out on the car ride home. We popped his car seat into the stroller and took the dogs on a walk to CVS so I could get his fluoride/vitamin drops prescription filled. Once he woke up he was all smiles! He "helped" me cook dinner, using his small wooden spoon. Dave drilled a hole in the handle so we could tie it to the pack to prevent it from falling on the floor (not that I care so much, but I'm trying to reduce his dog hair intake...).Tomorrow we'll start him on rice cereal. Up to this point he's been fed 100% breastmilk. It is pretty empowering to know that he's more than doubled his birth weight due entirely to my milk. I'm his all-he-can-suck milk buffet, open 24/7. I have decided, at this point, to cut service between the hours of 9pm-7am in an attempt to get him to sleep through the night more consistently. I'll keep you posted on how he handles the change...

6 comments:

huntfamily said...

hahahhaha my mom used to cook JUST.LIKE.THAT. we have a backpack...but i usually have josh wear it :) eddie is so handsome. i can't wait to see him again...although i don't think we'll be home again until august.

steph.kelley said...

Oh man: you hours are shorter than Starbucks'! :P What a charmer your Eddie is — what a winsome smile. You are an awesome mama. Can't wait to see you at Chinese New Year???

Team Roy said...

Happy 6mo. birthday Edward!

Tina said...

Happy Half Birthday Little Eddie!

Kelsey said...

I'm glad someone else these days uses the backpack for cooking! I love baby gear!

erin said...

what a genius idea to tie the spoon to backpack!