This morning Seth told Jake, “You’re HALF A YEAR OLD!!!”. I quickly corrected him and made sure we said “You’re 6 MONTHS old”. It sounds much younger. Because if he was half a year, that would mean I’d have to plan a first birthday party in another half year and I’m not up for that yet.
Jake had his check-up this past Monday and was a trooper. Shots are never fun and we saw lots of tears but luckily I was able to distract him with a lollipop.
What…I still can’t give him those?
Weight: 14 lbs 9 oz (5th percentile)
Length: 25.5 inches (between 10th and 25th percentile)
Head Circumference: 17.25 inches (50th percentile)
If you follow these stats religiously, you’ll see that his weight dropped quite a bit. The doctor said this was common for kids his age, as they are becoming more mobile and don’t want to take as much time to eat. Then, when I thought about it, I realized he hadn’t been eating quite as much. ANYTHING distracts him. She compared it to Christmas morning when you had so many new toys to play with and people to see. Of course you don’t want to sit down and drink your milk or eat your veggies! So we are now on a strict regimen of protein and muscle milk to beef him up.
Can he not have those either???
Actually, now we just have to work harder at getting him to eat…feed him a little more often…and have a goal weight of 17lbs 12oz at his 9 month appointment. Can we do it?
YES WE CAN!
Anyway. He is getting so big! (I think at least)
Getting a little more difficult to take pictures…
Yes, I’m talking to you!
Jake, at 6 months you are:
-Starting to wear 6-9 month clothes (I don’t know how it happened but they fit you now. I apologize for apparently squeezing you into 3-6 month still!)
-Starting to wear size 3 diapers (they’re still a little too big)
-Getting very clingy. We are going through a “don’t you dare disappear from my sight” phase!
-Sleeping so well! Still about 11 hours at night and taking 3 good naps during the day. You mostly go down without a fight.
-Becoming interested in everything…your feet, the TV, the phone, remote control, computer, water bottles…ok basically things that aren’t really yours
-Still aren’t crawling but are very interested. You get on your hands and knees…think reeeeallly hard about what you want to do…and then fall down and roll over on your back. You’ll get it eventually!
-Loving the nice weather and like being outside
-Still love your Tucker dog more than anything
-Eating solids on a daily basis. You get rice cereal once a day and veggies/fruit twice a day. You love green beans, peas, and sweet potatoes. You will tolerate carrots and squash. You don’t like pears or applesauce. I gave you some puffs the other day and you made a funny face and gagged at those too…um, they are good! Yesterday, you even picked one up and put it in your mouth (not sure it was on purpose though).
-Sit up in your bath now and are slowly becoming more interested in the water.
Basically you’re in a really fun stage and I’ve realized I like this a lot better than the newborn phase! We are so proud of you and constantly amazed by the things you learn!
Ok you guys, brace yourself for the next couple of pictures…
It’s hard to see, but his bottom is not on the ground…
Jake buddy…you did this all on your own! AAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH! Please STOP NOW.
Also, about once a week we have a “meltdown day”. This is when nothing makes him happy and we end up having to hold him all day long. It’s sweet and a little frustrating at the same time! We’ve thought he’s been teething for the past 6 weeks…something must be bothering him because Jake is normally pretty happy!
This also makes me a tad nervous for the toddler years…
It’s so hard being a baby!
What’s a boy to do with all these toys?