Wednesday, February 5, 2014

J Bird @ 6.5 months

JULIAN @ 6 months, 3 weeks & 1 day

Weight: roughly 15 pounds or so.  At his 4 month appointment he was only 13.34 pounds and at his 6 month appt he was just shy of the 15 pound mark and only in the 5th-10th percentile for weight.  He's a tiny lil thing, just like Lukas was at that age.

Height: No clue, but I think he's on the taller side...

Head size:  No clue, but it's less flat than it was 8 weeks ago when he started wearing the helmet!   Again, no clue how many inches it is

Drinks: He's averaging 3 5-6 ounce bottles at school and then I nurse him 2-3 more times a day.  And since we're back to co-sleeping this week he's also eating all night long.  Oh and he gets formula sometimes, and I'm 100% OK with that.  I refused to give Lukas formula and totally stressed myself out trying to produce/pump enough milk for him but this time I decided that some formula won't hurt Julian and it helps reduce my stress level, so we're going with that when need be.  I'm still pumping 3x a day at work, but I usually only pump between 10-12 ounces total over the course of the day so often he gets one full formula bottle.  La Leche League be damned.

Eats: 3 "solid" food meals a day.  And by solid I mean baby food.  We started with rice cereal around Christmas mixed with formula (because I wasn't wasting that precious liquid gold breastmilk, no sir).  Then we moved to Oatmeal and a little later to baby food.  Sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, peas (which he hates), bananas, mangos and maybe blueberries too.  I have made some of his food myself but for the most part he's eating Gerber.  Again, just trying to keep the stress to a minimum.  Ain't nobody got time for making baby food when store bought will do.

Sleeps: 2-3 naps a day.  Sometimes these naps are long, other times they are short.  His night time sleep is all over the place.  We had sleep trained him and he was sleeping all night long but then he got sick about a week ago and is back to waking up between 12-3am, at which point he comes in bed with me and nurses on and off until morning.  We need to have round 2 of sleep training now that he's feeling better.  He goes to bed around 8pm every night and gets up between 6:30-7:30.  He also sleeps with a lovey - a lion blanket - that Miss Katie gave him.  And J takes a pacifier in his crib - we leave a few in his crib and he finds them when he wants one.

Other stuff that only family will find interesting: He rolls from front to back and back to front.  He loves tummy time and pretty much always rolls onto his stomach immediately if you lay him on his back.  He loves to stand up either in his exersaucer, doorway jumper or just on mommy or daddy.  He can lift himself up onto all fours and is good at scooting backwards, but not so much forwards.  He seems very interested in the cat and dog - petting Wrigley when she's close by and staring at the cat in awe.  He's a very smiley guy and has a generally happy disposition.  [THIS IS THE EXACT THING I WROTE ABOUT LUKAS AT THIS AGE, AND IT ALL APPLIES, EXCEPT FOR THE GETTING ON ALL FOURS THING.  THEY REALLY ARE VERY MUCH ALIKE!]  Julian does roll across the room and can get wherever he needs to go via the roll and rotate method. 

Oh, and Julian LOVES his big brother Lukas.  He lights up when Lukas talks.  He cranes his neck to watch him.  If we're nursing and Lukas enters the room, Julian immediately pulls off and looks to see what his big bro is up to.  It's really quite adorable.

Talks: J is a loud one!  He is often blowing raspberries or muttering about something. It's cute.

Teeth: His two bottom center teeth are starting to poke through as of today!!!

Hair: Blondish-red.  I think he'll end up being blonde, but it looks to have a red tint in certain light.

Eyes:  Blue/grey. Sometimes they look hazel like his daddy.

Clothes: He's wearing size 6 month - he doesn't fill them out width wise, but he's almost busting through the seams length wise.  He can fit in a lot of 9 month clothes as well.

Personality:  Happy and social!  He loves the ladies and is a big flirt.  He likes to cuddle, but is also a busy boy.  I thought Lukas was a cheerful baby but Julian has him beat.  He really is such a little love.

1 comment:

  1. He is adorable!! I want to see y'all soon! And I noticed C's two bottom front teeth starting to poke out a little this morning--so fun to have little boys so close in age. :) xoxo, Kristin