Thursday, April 19, 2012

6 Month Check-Up

Sebastian had his 6 Month Check-Up appointment on Tuesday :) My baby is getting so old! He did very well...He weighed in at 18 lbs 13 ozs and is at the 75th percentile for head circumference and weight and the 60th percentile for height, so needless to say, he is guna be a BIG boy.

The doctor could not stop remarking on how incredibly different he was acting from his 4 month check-up. "He's in a good mood!" was the first thing he said when he walked in the room. He was also very impressed with his sitting up skills. He sits up at a higher level than his peers so we are ahead there, however...this kid refuses to roll over! He hates being on his stomach and just buries his face in the blanket and wails for 15 minutes! Dr. Craig said not to force it since he is doing so well at sitting up and reaching and playing that he's just not a roll over guy!

"Yeah Ma! So stop putting me in that horrible position!"
The good Doctor also thinks he will cut some teeth soon...I am hoping those are delayed since this baby refuses to let me replace even one feeding with solid food. He is still a full time nurser, which I hear is also ok. We will begin the serious weening down on the feedings around 9 months, until then, we will just keep introducing foods to see what will finally make him give up his milk addiction.

FUN FACT: Children who are on breast milk through 12 months of age are less picky eaters when they get older due to the ever evolving taste of natural breast milk. Formula fed babies get used to the same flavor and can become less likely to try new flavors when they get older.

After a successful 6 month exam, it was time for those dreaded immunizations! What a good mood ruiner! Sebastian thought he could charm the nurse into faking them...

Please none of those pointy, sharp things in my chunky thighs!
He was none to happy to find out his charming didn't work. We left the doctor's office with tears streaming down our cheeks but Mama saved the day with some of her delicious milk in the car before we got back on the road. My poor little guy has been down since then though, he just hasn't gotten back to his normal self yet. Some Tylenol and some TLC have helped but he is just a bit droopy still.

On another note, we are trying to get Sebastian used to Cheerios/Gerber puffs/rice crispies and we just can't get passed the texture...he retches every time. It's guna be a challenge...we will keep trying!

Happy 1/2 Year birthday, baby! We love you!

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