Sunday, December 19, 2010
HALF A YEAR!
Ethan is 6 months old! Half a year has gone by since he was born!! It is crazy to think about how quickly time has flown by since he was born. His appointment isn't until Thursday the 23rd so I won't have exact stats until then. He did see the doctor last week though because he was sick and she put him on antibiotics. I am happy to report he is feeling much better! He weighed 20 pounds 6 ounces a week ago, so we will see what he is this week! I measured him a couple of weeks ago to see how tall he was and he is about 29 inches long! My BIG boy! I was curious because the height cut off for his infant carrier is 30 inches (or 30 pounds). I knew he was getting close to the limit, but just wanted to know for sure! I think he only has about another month (if that) in his infant carrier. I am okay with that because it is so extremely heavy to carry now!
Anyways, at six months Ethan is so much fun!! Things I don't want to forget...
He is still on Nutramigen formula & had 4-6 6oz bottles a day.
He is starting to have solids twice a day. Usually one fruit & one vegetable. He does not like the rice or cereal despite several attempts, so we have given up on that.
We introduced a sippy cup today and he loved it! He grabbed onto the handles and chewed on it at first, and then figured out he could drink from it! He had his first sips of water!
He is still wearing size 3 diapers.
He fits perfectly into most 9 month clothes (almost too snugly into some). He can wear a lot of 12 month clothes, too.
He can now roll both ways! On Friday he finally figured out how to roll from his belly to his back and he hasn't stopped since! He constantly rolls from back to belly, then to back again. He gets such a huge smile and is so proud of himself (and so are we!) when he does it!
He can sit really well on his own until he turns suddenly and then he topples over.
He had his first cold/ear infection on 12/13/10. He is almost finished with antibiotics thankfully!
He doesn't have any teeth yet, but he is teething like crazy! We can kind of see little white buds on both bottom teeth, and they are swollen but nothing yet!
Due to him teething, and his illness his wonderful 11-12 hour sleeping at night has totally stopped:( We had a rough week where he would fall asleep around 8-9pm, then wake up an hour later and not fall asleep until 11 or 12, then wake up at 4-5, then 7-8. He was very very fussy, too:( He isn't fussing as much, but still not sleeping that long anymore. Last night he didn't go to sleep until about 11:30pm and then was up at 8:30am ready to go. It seems like no matter what time he falls asleep, his internal clock says to wake up between 8-9.
I tried uploading his other Christmas picture and it won't let me. I'll keep trying because it is super cute!