Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Getting Big so Fast!

So there are many exciting things happening in Ethan's life these past couple of weeks. Just a couple weeks ago, he started sitting up with no problems by himself, on a regular basis, at just 6 months. Then, just a week later, he started pulling himself up to standing on objects around the house (besides me). :) As you can see by the video below, he is really good at standing up, but is unsure what to do after that, haha. He usually just stands there for awhile, then falls down. Oh well, he's still young!

Also on Monday, he finally had a tooth break through!! We have been thinking for months that it was going to happen any day, and now that day has finally come, and I am wishing it hadn't! haha....He has definitely been cranky and has started waking at night because of it too, I think. Just hoping they come in quick and we get through this without too much pain (me and him both!) haha

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Six Months Old!

Ethan turned six months old two weeks ago. I am getting behind here! I am going to try to keep up better and also post more often! Since last month, the skinny little guy is still keeping his slim figure (haha), and has gained only a half-pound to weigh in at 16 lbs, 6 ozs, which is down to the 25th-5oth percentile again. He grew 3/4 of an inch to measure up at 27.75 inches this month, which is still in the 90th percentile. He is still only in the 3rd-10th percentile for height to weight ratio. Head growth is again staying right on target at 44 cm, dead on the 50th percentile again. He had another round of vaccines at his 6-month checkup along with his flu shot for the season. He did SOOO great for getting 4 shots! He is mommy's brave little boy already! :) Next checkup due in December, at 9 months.

New foods tried this month:

  • Squash
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Applesauce

The introduction of all of these foods went well, however, we have discovered that he probably has an allergy to carrots and possibly squash as well. He likes to puke them back up. :) So….we are just going to go ahead and leave those out from now on! He eats the green ones, so we’re doing ok, haha.

New accomplishments this month:

  • Sitting up on the floor (usually leaning to one side though, supporting himself with one hand)
  • Pulling himself up from his belly to a standing position using only my hands (he does all the work, I just help him balance)
  • Responding to “no” and “Ethan” (he acknowledges that he shouldn’t be getting into something by stopping what he’s doing and looking at me, grinning a little ornery grin, then going right back to it! hahaha – he’s a booger!)

Below is a pic of Ethan at six months, once again wearing a 12-month onesie. So this is getting much harder, as every time I set the boy down, he immediately flips over and starts crawling away from me! :) So, I take what I can get! This month he is cracking himself up! Probably because he is proud of getting away from his mama! haha….Is it possible that he is getting cuter by the day? ;)