Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Half Birthday Andrew!!

Today Andrew is 6 months old! Where has the time gone? I keep hoping that maybe it will slow down a bit, but it seems to keep speeding by. Where did my tiny newborn go? (Well not that he was super tiny at 9 lbs...)

Newborn pics in the hospital!

Anyway to celebrate his six months of life, we went to the pediatrician! I know, so exciting right? Andrew currently weighs 17 lbs (50%) and is 26 inches long (45%). His head is in the 95th percentile which is about a 40% jump from last visit. (Sarah's head did the same thing at her 6 month appointment, so I'm not worried at all. Plus I kinda have a huge head too.)

Things he can do now:

  • Sit with support and he can sit unassisted for a few seconds at a time
  • Yell and scream at as 
  • Blow raspberries
  • Suck his toes
  • Hold and play with toys like teething rings and small rattle-y things
  • Chomp down on anything within reach of his mouth (cutting teeth is hard work!)
  • Roll both directions
  • Laugh and smile all the time
  • He reaches out for Sarah which generally gets a positive reaction but sometimes she yells for him to let go of her
  • He has become much more aware of things going on around him. Sights and sounds easily distract him which has made nursing a bit more tedious.
  • Our dogs have caught his attention.
  • "Stand up" when someone holds his arms
Physical attributes:
  • Big blue eyes that are much lighter in color than Sarah's were
  • One dimple in his right cheek
  • Wearing size 3 diapers
  • In 9 month clothes, but some 12 month things fit him so we'll be shifting sizes soon
  • 2 1/2 teeth (one is just starting to poke through) all on the bottom. No top teeth yet.
I love having this little guy in our lives, such happy and wonderful addition to our family!

6 months old and blowing raspberries at the camera

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