Monday, August 22, 2011


This post is a little overdue, but Brother didn't have his six month check up until today. We had to find a new doctor for the kids as our pediatrician left our clinic earlier this summer. I was a little hesitant and my thoughts wandered back and forth a bit, but in the end I followed my gut and we are very pleased with the new doctor we chose. She is kind and sweet, and great with our kids. We're keeping our fingers crossed that she's not going anywhere anytime soon. We don't like change. But she's a local, so hopefully she's here to stay.

Brother checked out good at his appointment, and won over his new doctor with his gorgeous blue eyes and gummy smile.

He's hanging on to the title of 'Little Guy' with his current stats:

Height: 26 1/2" (75%)
Weight: 14 lbs. 7 oz. (7%)
Head: 17" (25%)

The doctor was about to give me the talk about how to fatten this little man up a bit, but then I told her Nugget was the exact same way. She put their charts side by side and they were almost identical. She said 'Nevermind' to her earlier thoughts and told me he'd be just fine. I guess I'm just made to have long and lean babies, even though we'd love to get our hands on a chunky one. Regardless, he's adorable as ever. He's ours and we love him so.

Here's what he's up to at six months:

*LOVES eating solids. He'd love to get his hands on some table food, if only he were just a bit older! If he sees us eating he gets mad and squawks until we feed him too.

*Sitting on his own for the most part. He does really well if he's leaning forward reaching for something. However, he is still prone to toppling over every now and then.

*Gets himself up on his elbows and knees frequently. Perhaps we'll have an early crawler?

*Smiles and laughs all the time. All we have to do is laugh and he joins right in.

*Sleeping fairly well at night. He's waking once or twice, but nurses and then goes right back to sleep. He's down for the night around 8pm and awake by 7am, if not earlier.

*Takes 3 naps a day. Generally at 9am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. They last anywhere from one to two hours.

*Likes to shake rattles or anything that makes noise, drool over himself in the mirror and suck on Little People. He has a fondness for sister's Little People tractor, and she's fairly good at sharing it with him.

Now for some six month cuteness.

 Snuggling with Daddy post nap.

 First time drinking from a cup like a big boy. Again, he swuaked until I figured out this is what he wanted.

Mama and Brother at the Lonsdale Days parade.

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