Happy Half Birthday to my sweet Little Man!
Six months- wow! I wonder how many hours of sleep I’ve lost in the last 6 months? Hundreds. Diapers changed and bottles made? Thousands. Kisses on those sweet little cheeks? Millions. How many times I’ve been amazed with love for this little creature? Zillions.
Here are the stats:
Weight: 13 pounds, 4 ounces on my baby scale. 1st percentile. Tiny but Mighty! I’m too lazy to get out the tape measure to see what his height and head circumference is today. We go to the doctor next week so I’ll find out then.
Eating: 4-5 ounces each bottle, and 6 ounces when he wakes up in the morning. He is eating really well right now (well, his bottles anyway, see next paragraph) and trust me, I’m changing diapers all day- so I’m not freaking out about his one-percentileness too much right now.
|“I just don’t get it”
Grayson’s take on solid food- “What’s the point?” I think he has yet to actually swallow any of his rice cereal. He will open his mouth and doesn’t act disgusted when the cereal is in his mouth, but he just has no idea what to do with it. We may have to move to something more exciting for his first food to actually swallow and digest, but I am planning on asking his OT for advice on his next visit.
Clothes: He is in size 1-2 diapers but I’m hoping he can move to size 2 when this box runs out- I have a ton of size 2 stockpiled and I don’t want to have to spend any more money on diapers for a long time! I am still putting him in some of my favorite 0-3 month outfits, but he is basically living in Carter’s 6 month rompers these days. I am excited about 2 smocked jon-jons I won on eBay this week for super cheap…stay tuned for cute Easter pictures!
Sleep: Knock on wood, is fantastic! Most nights he is sleeping through the night, from about 6:30 pm- about 5:00 AM. I never know what position I’m going to find him in his crib in the morning- how he manages to twist and spin all night without waking himself up is a mystery to me! I love going in his room in the morning; he’s usually just babbling away and will smile when he hears my voice. We still aren’t on a strict nap schedule- usually he takes 1 or 2 short naps in the morning and a long one in the afternoon.
Therapy/Medical: Grayson has made so much progress since we started therapy! He is tracking with his eyes and focusing so much better than he was several months ago. We are meeting with someone from Blind Services next week for an evaluation; I’m interested to see what they offer. We are working hard on his motor skills- he is a pro at rolling over, but still has trouble with head control. He can hold objects we place in his hand and will even bring them to his mouth, but he still isn’t grabbing at objects. We are also looking into seeing a neurologist, at our therapist’s recommendation. She suspects something, perhaps metabolic, is going on with Grayson.
Personality: No delays or problems here! Grayson is a little charmer, and his sparkling blue eyes, blond hair, and killer smile capture every one’s hearts. He loves to laugh, “talk”, and be silly, which is great with me. He is very opinionated though, and I honestly can’t say he’s an “easy” baby anymore. He fusses quite a bit, but thankfully is easily calmed when I pick him up. He still hasn’t made a decision about his preferred sucking tool- the thumb or pacifier. Usually the pacifier wins during the day and the thumb wins at night.
Ryan and I both think we’ve hit the jackpot with our little 1/2 year old. Now if we can just figure out how to slow these next six months waaayy down!
* Most of these pictures were taken by my oh so talented sister, Rebecca
. I’m sure you can tell which ones she took!