Thursday, April 14, 2011

6 Months

We had our 6 month Well Baby Appointment yesterday and everything went really well.

Eli now weighs 17 lbs. 15 oz. which puts him in the 56th percentile and is 26 in. tall, which puts him in the 32nd percentile.  The doctor didn't even ask me if Eli was sitting, reaching or babbling because he did those things as soon as the doctor walked in.  He really wanted to play with the stethoscope and kept reaching for it.

He is wearing mostly 6 month clothes, with some 3-6 months still fitting and some 9 months already fitting.  He loves reading and singing and this ugly giraffe who thinks it might be a zebra.

He has started reaching for more people than just me and is pretty much willing to go to anyone.  He sits up very well on his own and when we lay him on his back he rolls to his belly and gets mad because he can't go anywhere.  When he does stay on his back he scooches across the floor.  He still loves his Jumparoo, maybe even more than before, because now he can actually jump up and down in it.  I think he would sit and bounce all day if we let him.  He even bounces when he's out of the Jumparoo being held.

He sleeps on his side or his stomach most nights, no matter how many times I flip him back on his back.

His favorite color is orange, or so he tells me by his choice of foods.  He loves sweet potatoes, carrots and squash but hates green beans and peas.  He also likes peaches, prunes and pears.  Last night he had his first taste of chicken baby food and it was not successful, but I've been told not many babies like the meat baby foods.  He has started taking a sippy cup recently and can drink well out of it when we hold it but still hasn't mastered holding it still long enough to get a drink.

He is also giving kisses now.  They are open-mouth and slobbery but ridiculously sweet.  Most of the time he puts his hands on the person's face and holds on before planting a big ole wet one!

He loves skyping with all of his favorite people and usually stops what he's doing when a camera is pointed in his direction.

He LOVES the dogs, especially Bella and tries to catch her tongue while she tries to get close enough to lick his face, with me in the middle trying to keep them from unintentionally hurting each other :)

He's going to the zoo for the first time this weekend and I'm excited to see how he reacts.  Then next week our favorite photographer is coming to take 6 Month photos and then there's Easter.

The past 6 months seem to have flown by and Doug and I talk all the time about how he's getting big too fast. It seems crazy to me that in less than 6 months he will be 1-year-old and that in that span of time he will learn to crawl and stand, and maybe even take a few steps.  As much as I am looking forward to the person he will become, I am also trying to hold on to every minute of who he is now.

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