Monday, October 20, 2008

6 Month Birthday

My little peanut is 6 months old today! I can't believe it. The past 6 months have been the most challenging, yet most rewarding days of my life. I am so thankful God has blessed us with such a beautiful, happy little boy. I can hear Reese giggling at his daddy in the other room right now. I pray the Lord grants us many more giggle-filled days together.

These are some of Reese's favorites at 6 months:
  • Rolling from back to tummy, and then from tummy to back. Repeat 20 times.
  • Sleeping on his side
  • Playing in his exersaucer
  • Laughing at his silly daddy
  • Napping with and petting Jenny (the cat)
  • "Flying" in the air
  • Running his tongue over his 2 teeth
  • Chewing on taggy, paci, and his feet
Reese visited the doctor today for his well check-up. Here are his current stats:

Weight - 16 pounds 6 ounces (50th percentile)
Height - 26 3/4 inches (75th percentile - up from the 25th!)

The doctor was amazed at how attentive Reese was during his check-up. He kept smiling at her and trying to catch her eye. She said he has the softest baby skin and is actually a little ahead of schedule developmentally. She said since Reese is rolling and scooting so much, he should be crawling in the very near future. Yikes!

I've been debating whether to start solids now or to wait. The doctor confirmed what I've read - that solids at this age are just for experimentation, and that mommy milk is still the best thing for Reese. We'll probably wait a few more weeks before beginning the messy mayhem of solids.

Here are a few pictures of Reese showing how much he's grown and changed during the past 6 months.
First walk - 4 weeks

Last week

First doctor visit - 4 days old


Today


1 comment:

Caleb said...

Happy Birthday Reese!