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!
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!