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Thursday, August 9, 2012

6 Month Check-Up

Easton had his 6 month checkup on 8/7/2012.  Doctor M said he looked great!  He said he was very strong when he was feeling his hips and that he was sitting well, like an 8-9 month old.  He was very impressed with the change in his percentiles.  From his last visit (5/22/12) he went from:
5-10th % in Weight
5-30th % in Length
15-50% in Head Circumference.  Doctor M said "his brains are growing good!" =)

Even though Doctor M gave him a tongue depressor to play with, Easton was still not going to be his friend so long as he was lying on the table.  Since he was 4 month old, Easton smiles at the nurses and even Dr. M when they are in the room but, when he lies down on the table he immediately starts crying.  Dr. M would say "Easton you are too young to know who I am and not like me."  So he thought... Haha! Am I going to have one of those kids who will be kicking and screaming in the doctor's office?? I hope not! 



STATS:
Weight: 14 Pounds 11 ounces
Length: 26 inches
Head: 17 1/4 inches
Clothes: 3-6 and 6-9 months
Diapers: Size 2

First Food Faces

 Easton started eating solid foods when he was almost 5 months old.  So far he has had rice cereal, 5 different vegetables, and 4 different fruits.  I haven't found anything he didn't like.  I'm hoping that means he will be a good eater as he grows up.  I had started taking pictures of his first few food reactions and then continued, thinking (as usual) this might make a good blog post.  Enjoy!

RICE CEREAL

SQUASH

PEACHES

GREEN BEANS
GREEN BEANS

BANANAS



CARROTS


PEARS


PEAS


SWEET POTATOES


APPLESAUCE
 Though some of these faces may say otherwise, he loved all of the food that he has had so far.  Hopefully we have put a smile on your face! It did mine.  =)

Easton at 6 Months

How does time pass so quickly right in front of our eyes?!  I'm still in denial that our baby boy is 6 months old!! He is a Love, and he continues to amaze and make me smile every single day!  So what has my 6 month (ahh!) boy been up to:
He now sleeps unswaddled completely.  It was, what seemed like, a delicate process but worked out great and hes loving it.  He usually sleeps on his side now that he isn't swaddled.  Another thing we've done was getting him to put himself to sleep at night.  He was almost 6 months old and didn't know how.  So I thought it my mission to help him.  In the book I'm reading (yes I know its shocking...I'm not a big reader) it talked about the Ferber Method of getting them to sleep on their own.  It said to lay them down when they are tired but awake and if they begin to cry wait 5 min before entering the room again.  Talk to them for a second then leave and if still crying wait 10 min, then 15 min before entering again.  Well I thought for sure that this was going to be an awful night.  He did Awesome!  I layed him down and he cried for 4 minutes!  Then went to sleep and didn't wake up until 7 the next morning!  He had done so much better than I expected.  And from then on he has been putting himself to sleep every night with no troubles.  =0).  Yay E! 

Weight: 14 Pounds 11 oz
Height: 26 inches
Diapers: Size 2
Clothes: 3-6 and some 6-9.

 Lately:
-His sleep habits are great!  I put him to bed at 8:30pm and he sleeps until 6 or 7am. 
-He LOVES his solid foods.  He has tried green beans, peaches, bananas, peas, sweet potatoes, applesauce, and pears.  I haven't found anything he doesn't like! =)
-Babbles and "talks" even more and its much louder.  He babbles "da da da da" while he plays.  Of course I'm sitting next to him saying "ma ma ma ma"
-He is a complete sitter now! Its so amazing how quickly he picks up on things because in my phone I write down the new things he does so that I can blog about them. It started out at the beginning saying "sits well with minimal support" and now, at the end of the month, says "doesn't need any support to sit."  Of course when he gets too excited he topples sideways, but he will master that.
-Still loves to stare at Kevin
-Shakes his toys all over the place.  Then throws them down to watch Mommy and Daddy go get them. 
-Laughs without even being talked to.  He just laughs at the dogs and all their silliness. 
-The white noise can still settle him into a nap.
-Grunts alot now.  So cute!
-His car riding has gotten MUCH better!
-Gives a good belly laugh now. 
-Has tried and likes his sippy cup
-He has his FIRST TOOTH!!  I wasn't sure if he had been teething or not but I guess he has been.
-Loves his paci but doesn't have to have it all the time.  Only likes it at nap time.
I feel like my little man grows so much in personality every single day and I am totally amazed by him!
We love you SO much Easton!! I Absolutely cannot believe you are 6 Months Old!!!