Wednesday, February 23, 2011

6 Months! {A week ago!}

Time is melting away!  I cannot believe our little boy is 6 months old.  Holy cow.  It is going by way to fast!  Nate is such a joy to us and we are having a blast being parents.  Here is what he's been up to this month:

Yay! A smiling pic!!
  • Weighs 15 lbs, 9 oz (20%), and is 25.75 inches long (25%).  He still has a little head (5%), but we don't exactly have huge heads. He's our little nugget.
  • Wears size 2 diapers, 3-6 month and 6 months clothing.
    • Eats about 6.5oz-7oz of primarily breastmilk every 3 hours.  I've started the weaning process, so we are supplementing a bit with formula for a couple of bottles; in those he gets about 1/2 boob juice and 1/2 formula. 
    • He typically eats some rice cereal a couple times a day, although I think he is getting tired of it
    • We've tried oatmeal (not a big fan), pears, bananas, apples and sweet potatoes.
    • Sleeps from about 7 pm until 6:00 am, with NO feedings in between. {Although this past week we did feed him a couple of nights during the night--shots really through him off schedule this time!}.  We've successfully dropped the middle of the night feedings!  I noticed Nate was waking up about the same time each night, which means it was more of a habit than waking from hunger.  So we started just giving him is paci unless that didn't soothe him, in which case, we would give him a snack size bottle.  In only took 2 nights of him waking up frequently, before he adjusted to not eating in the middle of the night.  Since then, the number of times we have to get up to give him a paci has decreased, and now we are down to maybe just one paci push.  We've had a couple of nights where he has slept all the way thru until about 6 am.  Happy parents!! 
    • Takes about 3 naps a day--two that are 45 min to 1 hr, and then one longer nap.
    • Loves to grab faces, especially mom's & dad's.  When I feed him a bottle, he takes his right hand and runs it across my face/chin and strokes my hair.  Love it.
    • Loves to jump jump when you hold him upright.  Its a favorite activity!  He loves his exersaucer!
    • Is really interested in the dogs.  Loves to look for them and he lunges to pet them.  They're getting used to Nate's increased mobility.
    • Can almost sit up on his own.  He can do it for a few seconds, but isn't quite there yet.  He is starting to "swim" and kick his feet when he is on his belly.  And he can scoot some on his back and belly.  He's working on getting mobile.
    • As you know from previous posts, Nate has rolled over both directions.  But, he is pretty chill and doesn't really care to roll over much.
    • Babbles and sings/screams up a storm.

    •  We are pretty sure he is close to cutting teeth.  He loves to put things in his mouth, including his pointer finger.  So cute!
    •  Is a curious, sweet, amazing little boy.
    What is this thing?  A sticker, you say??
    Hmmm, I think I'll eat it!
     We love you so much Nate!  Our hearts just burst on a daily basis!!  We are truly thankful for you and are so blessed to be your parents.

    Our precious baby boy!

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