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post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by Beckily View Post

Birth: 21.5in, 9lbs, 14oz

6 months: 30 in (!!!!), 20lbs (not much gain, yay flailing!)

 

He can sit pretty much forever. Instead of babbling, he's going for sound effects - he really likes to cough. And scrunch up his face while breathing loudly through his nose. Completely cute ;)



30 inches?!  Wowzers, you must have some super growth hormones in your breast milk or something!

 



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Originally Posted by *Jessica* View Post

Livvy had her 6m appt today.  She was only 25.5" and 14lb2oz.  She's tiny!  That's only 18th % for weight, such a difference from what I remember of her brothers at this age.

 

Developmentally she's sitting on her own and only topples over after a few minutes.  She's saying dada and babbling a few other sounds.  She can roll both ways, but doesn't do either very frequently because someone is almost always holding her.  Hitting all the milestones, I guess.  The newest thing is waving and it is so cute and unexpected.  Her bothers wave to her all the time and a couple of days ago she started waving back!  I'm trying to catch it on video.  We'll probably start solids one day this week.  I'm thinking sweet potatoes or squash.  It all sounds so unexciting when I type it out, but you guys can appreciate how exciting some of this stuff is!  

 

Oh!  We see a family doctor.  He's a young guy, just joined the practice a couple of years ago.  At Olivia's first appointment he was startled and curious about us not vaccinating.  He said he had never heard of that before.  Then he asked how much formula she was taking and I surprised him again by telling him she is 100% breastfed.  He was impressed, which confused me so I asked if that was really so unusual.  He said that they have very few patients that breastfeed and told me how wonderful I was for doing it.  We chatted about other parenting things and went on our way.  He thought I was cool for homeschooling, and impressed with the boys' manners.  At her second appointment he was so laid back, telling me that I knew what I was doing and basically making me feel like supermom!  lol. Today he told me that the only other woman he has known whose baby has never had a bottle was his sister and that he thinks we're both doing great things for our babies.  I don't know exactly what is is about the conversations, but I have this feeling that I'm influencing his future parenting philosophy assuming he has children one day.  

 


That's awesome and must be so validating.  Moms need a pat on the back too. 

I can't believe that she is waving, I can't wait for that!  So cute!
 

 

post #22 of 42

I took William in yesterday for his 6mo appt.

 

Birth weigh- 8lb 13oz

6mo- 19lb9oz

 

birth length- 22.5 in

6mo - 28 inches

 

I see a Nurse Practitioner who never gives me jive about vaxes, but she pressured me about cereal!  When I told her he only sleeps 2 hours at a time, she was all "Just try the cereal!"  So, I caved.  I totally bought some cereal and gave it to him last night with his veggies.  HE LOVED IT!  I was shocked!  He didn't sleep better tho!  IDK if I'll keep it up.  I was just ready to try anything to see if he'd sleep better, but since he loves it maybe I'll stick with it?  Whatev.

 

He sits on his own indefinitely and will then get himself on all fours but can't move yet.  I feel like I'm in the golden phase of being able to set him down and leave the room and know he's fine and not moving!

post #23 of 42

I thought we had reached that "golden phase" because River was sitting for long periods of time a few weeks ago. Now, he "forgot" how to do it. He only wants to be on his tummy/back so he can roll and squirm around, but doesn't know how to keep his head from bonking all over the floor when he flops over. While I love wood floors, sometimes I wish I had carpet!

post #24 of 42
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While I love wood floors, sometimes I wish I had carpet!

I know, right? DD overbalanced while sitting up and plopped right over and bonked her head. I know that happens all the time (right? right?) but it was so sad! And DD seems to do the same thing with milestones. A month ago she would flip from back to front EVERY time we put her down. Now she hardly ever does it...I don't remember the last time. It's almost like she was like, "got it...CHECK." It's kind of cute. smile.gif

Copper Kettle, weren't you having difficulties with weight gain early on, or am I confusing that? Anyway, regardless, way to go on the great big healthy baby growth! thumb.gif
post #25 of 42
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Originally Posted by Tear78 View Post


I know, right? DD overbalanced while sitting up and plopped right over and bonked her head. I know that happens all the time (right? right?)


Right.  smile.gif

post #26 of 42

Tear, I think you're thinking of someone else.  No weight gain troubles here :)

post #27 of 42

It is so nice to read all of these updates!  I can't believe our babies are half a year old already.

 

My appointment for my guy isn't until next month but I just weighed him and he was 19 pounds.

 

He is sitting for long periods of time and playing with toys.  When he gets on his belly he really wants to go but just pushes up and then does an airplane thing.  He laughs all the time and makes great eye contact.  We started some food and he loves and wants to eat everything.

 

I don't know if any of you remember but I had a reluctant ERCS with DS and then I had a lot of trouble feeling like he was mine and connecting with him.  In the past couple of weeks I have really felt that change.  I am totally in love with him now.  I can see parts of me in him.  Just wanted to share that.

post #28 of 42

I'm so happy you are bonding so much with your big guy! 

post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by JoyFilled View Post

It is so nice to read all of these updates!  I can't believe our babies are half a year old already.

 

My appointment for my guy isn't until next month but I just weighed him and he was 19 pounds.

 

He is sitting for long periods of time and playing with toys.  When he gets on his belly he really wants to go but just pushes up and then does an airplane thing.  He laughs all the time and makes great eye contact.  We started some food and he loves and wants to eat everything.

 

I don't know if any of you remember but I had a reluctant ERCS with DS and then I had a lot of trouble feeling like he was mine and connecting with him.  In the past couple of weeks I have really felt that change.  I am totally in love with him now.  I can see parts of me in him.  Just wanted to share that.

i'm so glad! i have often felt that i would be better connected had birth gone differently.
 

 

post #30 of 42

Joyfilled - it's strange, but recently I feel like I've fallen deeper in love with DS.  Idk what it is, I can't put my finger on it, but I feel like now I'm in love with HIM and not just b/c he's my baby. It's like he's worked his way into my soul and I love him for who he is, not what he is.  If that makes sense.

 

We go on Wed for his WBV.  I'm pretty sure I know his stats -- 21.8 lbs, 17.5" head, and 28.5" long.  We'll see if the docs get the same numbers!  At birth he was 9 lbs even and about 21" long.

post #31 of 42

Malcolm's doctor is out of town so he won't have his checkup until March 12th, but he's 26lbs now! Still EBF. And such a sweetie-pie. 

post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by mareseatoats View Post

Malcolm's doctor is out of town so he won't have his checkup until March 12th, but he's 26lbs now! Still EBF. And such a sweetie-pie. 



!! I've been waiting eagerly for your numbers. Goodness! How's your back holding up??

post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by mareseatoats View Post

Malcolm's doctor is out of town so he won't have his checkup until March 12th, but he's 26lbs now! Still EBF. And such a sweetie-pie. 



bigeyes.gif  WTG Boobie Milk!!! 

 

Finn had his checkup yesterday and did great.  21 lbs 12 oz (Not EBF anymore, we started him on some solids about 2 weeks ago) and 28.5" long!  His head is 17.25".  

His head shape is fine.  Dr said that b/c his body is above the 95th% and his head is only at 50%, it looks a little small and that could give the illusion that something is off.  But she said no, it's growing and hes on his curve and not to worry.  Whew.

 

The only thing he doesn't do according to their little checklist of Things All Babies Should Be Doing is sit up by himself from laying and push up on his arms.  

 

 

post #34 of 42
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bigeyes.gif  WTG Boobie Milk!!! 

 

Finn had his checkup yesterday and did great.  21 lbs 12 oz (Not EBF anymore, we started him on some solids about 2 weeks ago) and 28.5" long!  His head is 17.25".  

His head shape is fine.  Dr said that b/c his body is above the 95th% and his head is only at 50%, it looks a little small and that could give the illusion that something is off.  But she said no, it's growing and hes on his curve and not to worry.  Whew.

 

The only thing he doesn't do according to their little checklist of Things All Babies Should Be Doing is sit up by himself from laying and push up on his arms.  

 

 


Does he mean that the baby should be able to get to a sitting up position from laying on the ground all by themselves? I thought that was way further down the road?

 

post #35 of 42

That's what it meant, and I thought that was much further along too.   I checked of "no" with no worries.   I think it's after crawling, at least.  B/c Usually they'll be sitting and then turn to crawl, and that's the same motion of playing on the floor and then turning to sit.

post #36 of 42
At birth mags was 7.5 lb and in the ER on the exact day she hit 6m she was 13.5. Tiny little thing, but coming from my family it's no surprise.

She was 19.5 at birth and I think somewhere in the 24-25in range.

Developmentally I think she stalled out a little bit. With spending much of the last month packing for the move and now unpacking she spent a lot (too much probably) of time in her swing and exercauser. Now she has her own room and we go up there a lot (since the living room still has so many boxes she can't get on the floor) and she gets to roll around and scoot some. She still doesn't seem close to crawling but she an sit up on her own a few mins at a time, VERY vocal and it's starting to sound more like words, has the pincher grasp down, loves to hit things- esp mommys face
post #37 of 42

Yes, the hitting. Why is mommy's face the best thing ever to hit?

 

Pincher grasp already! I'm hoping River gets that soon and learns some more delicate movements with his hands. The cats are only willing to put up with so much grabbing and punching.

post #38 of 42
I gently patted her back in the face thinking she would get a clue how annoying it was And would stop ...Nope she loved it.

I think maybe because she spent more time in the past few weeks being held or contained in some other way, her fine motor skills advanced more quickly than they would have otherwise since she didn't spend much time on the floor working on her gross Motor skills
post #39 of 42

Wow, pincer??  Go Mags!!

Finn is still doing the palmer or full hand grasp.  It's fun watching him try to pick up beans or cheerios.  lol.gif

post #40 of 42
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!! I've been waiting eagerly for your numbers. Goodness! How's your back holding up??



I actually feel just great! I love my ergo, it's a lifesaver. DF can't hold Malcolm for as long though, which is sad. 

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