Age of Baby: 6 months
Size of Baby:
- Weight: 14 lbs 13 oz (down to the 8th percentile), +10 oz from last month
- Length: 26.75 inches (up to the 63rd percentile), +1.25 inches from last month
- Head circumference: 17 inches (down to the 34th percentile), +0.5 inches from his 4-month appt
- Height-to-Weight ratio: down to the 3rd percentile
Amos fits pretty well in a size 2 diaper and is still currently wearing 3-6 month clothes. With the big jump in length this past month, it's easy to see why none of his 0-3 month clothes fit anymore! He is starting to wear some 6-9 month clothes, and he wears a size 2 shoe.
- DTaP (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
- Hepatitis B
Amos's visit went very well today. He is still right on par developmentally. His weight is still going down a bit on the curve, but his doctor wasn't concerned. He still looks very healthy visually. He has continued to take his Nexium once a day, but we're going to try to wean off of it now to see if he does ok without it. We'll go back in a month for an influenza booster shot, then again another two months after that for his 9-month check-up.
Picture of Baby:
Here is Amos's 6-month picture in the 12-month onesie. You can't tell in this picture, but his eyes are starting to turn brown! His hair is starting to come in, though he still looks pretty much like a baldy, like his Daddy. ;) But, the hair that is coming in is much darker than what Ethan's and Noah's was at this age. They both had white blond hair, and Amos's is either very dark blonde, or light brown!
Here is a comparison of all three of the boys at six months, just for fun. Ethan and Noah were still significantly bigger at this point (Ethan was 27.75 inches long and weighed 16 lbs 6 oz and Noah was 27 inches long and weighed a whopping 17 lbs 1 oz). I see both boys in him now. He's so expressive like his biggest brother Ethan, but a lot of his facial features still resemble Noah's pretty closely. He is always smiling, and we've decided is probably the happiest baby of the three!
Accomplishments this Month:
- Rolling over from back to tummy all the time
- Pushing himself up on his hands, tummy off the ground
- Recognizes and responds to his name
- Big, hearty laughs
- Took his first antibiotic :(
|He loves music like his big brother, Noah!|
He now recognizes his name and will acknowledge me if I call him by it while he is playing on the floor. He still really loves attention, especially if it's from his big brothers. He could (and normally does) watch them all day long and just laughs and laughs at them!
Sadly, Amos has had his first antibiotic now (amoxicillin). He had been really stuffy for a several weeks and really sounded like he was having trouble breathing. When he woke up one morning and his one eye was crusty and he started in with a runny nose, too, I decided to take him to the doctor to see what could be up. He thought that he probably managed to get a sinus infection from the cold hanging around so long, so he thought a round of antibiotics would help get him cleared up. He just finished it up and he does appear to sound much better than he did, but not completely 100% yet. Hopefully it'll work itself out soon!
New Foods tried this Month:
|Getting his first taste of rice cereal!|
- Rice cereal (February 5th)
- Sweet peas (February 17th)
- Squash (March 4th)
|Beautiful boy catching a cat nap while we're out!|
It's been a good month and we're excited to see what he'll be up to this next month!