Thursday, November 8, 2012

Grady & Wren: 6 Months

Already pestering each other, oh dear...

Someone figured out how to peel her sticker off...

Mr. Crazy Legs blowing raspberries like usual...

Grady's Stats: 14 lbs 8 oz / 25 inches
Normal Growth Chart: 6th percentile for weight, 7th percentile for height

Wren's Stats: 15 lbs 4 oz / 25.5 inches
Normal Growth Chart: 33rd percentile for weight, 39th percentile for height

Grady's Clothing & Diaper Size: 3-6 Month clothes and Size 2 diapers

Wren's Clothing & Diaper Size: 3-6 Month clothes and Size 2 diapers

Special Outings: On Saturday, October 27, you went to the Fall Festival at church in your pumpkin costumes.  On Friday, November 2, you went with mommy to the meet your new friend Olivia who was born on November 1.

Saturday, November 3, was the first time for you to go out to Choctaw to Uncle Jeff, Aunt Karla,  Tyler, and Michael's house. We went to celebrate your cousins, Tyler and Michael, at their joint birthday party.

Milestones: Grady, you rolled over unassisted for the first time on Thursday, October 18! I put you down on your tummy for some tummy time and you immediately flipped over on your back. So I put you back on your tummy and you did it again. I got out my phone to record you and see if you'd do it a third time, but I guess you were done after the second time. I texted your Dad as soon as it happened so we could celebrate. Now you roll over all the time. I've noticed you are working on rolling from your back to tummy over the last couple of days.

Wren, you started cutting your first tooth on Sunday, November 4. It was completely cut by Monday, November 5. It's really hard to see her tooth in the blurry iPhone pic below, but this is the best I could do with one hand in her mouth and one taking the picture. Grady, you haven't cut any teeth but you are chewing on your fingers and toys and drooling like crazy. I don't imagine it will be much longer for you.

My Thoughts: The first 6 months of your lives has gone by way too fast for my comfort. As I was holding our newborn friend, baby Olivia, it was more than obvious how much you have grown and changed over the last 6 months. It is incredible to see you grow and develop.  I am both excited and sad at the thought of how much more you will change and grow as you approach 12 months. I'm excited because I can't wait to experience all your new milestones, and I'm sad because you will soon be toddlers and not babies anymore.

These days our routine looks roughly like this:
6:00am Feed
6:30am-10:15am Nap/Quiet play
10:15am Feed
10:45am-1:30pm Playtime/Tummy time/Cat naps
1:30pm Feed
2:00pm-5:00pm Playtime/Tummy time/Cat naps
5:00pm Feed
5:30pm-7:00pm Playtime/Tummy time/Cat naps/Bath-time
7:00pm Feed
7:30pm Bedtime

Favorites: Baby Einstein "iPod" toy and Sophie the Giraffe

Dislikes:  Wren, you hate teething and it has affected trying to introduce solids to you. You don't like the spoon being near your gums, so right now you aren't a fan of eating your oatmeal. Grady, you don't like being cradled/held like a baby unless you are being given a bottle, or unless Mommy is cuddling you when you are tired. Oftentimes other people try to cradle hold you making you think it's time to eat and you get super mad if you aren't presented with a bottle immediately. 

Food:  You are now on the Sam's generic (Simply Right Sensitivity) of Similac Sensitive Formula for fussiness and gas. You had your first taste of baby oatmeal on Monday, October 29. We increased your formula intake to a little over 6 ounces at each bottle and you both were acting hungry after you finished your bottles. Since you were just shy of 6 months, I decided it wouldn't hurt to start letting you try oatmeal once a day. At your first taste, Wren, you moved it around in your mouth, gagged, smiled, and eventually swallowed  your oatmeal. Grady, at your first taste, you pushed your oatmeal right back out of your mouth and made a series of funny faces.

Waiting on their first taste of oatmeal...

Wren's first taste...

Grady's first taste...

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