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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

6 Months Old

Well, the baby boy just celebrated his 1/2 birthday, 6 months old. 6 more months and this baby boy will be turning 1. How can that even be possible? Jack continues to be a real joy! He is the perfect age and size to just ride around on my hip when we are out and about, just looks around, smiles (and yells too - just because he can!) Weight: 14 lbs 7 oz (4th percentile)

Height: 25 1/4 inches (11th percentile)

Jack is growing, but very slowly. The doctor thinks his growing may pick up some once we start feeding him cereal (which will most likely be any day now.) He has been nursing every 3 hours (or often times more often than that.) When he is given a bottle he eats 4-6 oz.

Jack can wear mostly size 3-6 and 6-9 month clothes and wears size 2 diapers. His eyes are a light blue color. He is getting more hair everyday which is a medium brown color now.
Jack goes to bed each night around 9 or 10pm and sleeps for 8-10 hours, waking up around 6 or 7am. Many mornings he will start stirring around 5 or so, I put his pacifier back in his mouth, then he will sleep an hour or two longer. He still sleeps in the pack n play in our bedroom. Someday he will move upstairs to his own room, but for now sleeping in our room just works best for us. This last month since Jack has been rolling from his back to his tummy, we often find him asleep on his tummy.

Or we find him in this funny position with his legs and arms sprawled out and his head turned up. However he is most comfortable to sleep is fine with us! Jack enjoys playing on the floor and reaching for toys now or playing in his exersaucer. He got his 2 bottom from teeth this month so has been putting anything he can into his mouth to chew on.

Jack also prefers standing to sitting. I took him to story time again at the library today. All the other babies were sitting nicely in their mothers laps doing finger plays and reading a story. Not Jack. He prefers to stand in my lap or on the floor. He does not like to bend at his waist, silly boy. The pediatrician noticed the same thing when she was with him at his 6 month appointment. Her guess is that he is going to be an early walker - like maybe as early as 9 months. Oh my, this should be interesting. It could be really cute though seeing such a short little guy running around. Can you picture it? I will unbuckle him from his infant car seat and he will just take off running. Ha! Jack loves being read too. He seems to really listen and enjoy looking at the pictures.

Jack, we love seeing you grow up and look forward to each new day we get to spend with you! You are such a precious miracle and we thank the Lord each day for giving us you!

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