Weight and height: 14 pounds, 12 ounces and 25 1/4 inches long which puts him in the 6th percentile for weight and the 4th percentile for height.
Here are the other kids' weights at 6 months of age for comparison:
Princess: 13 pounds, 9 ounces
Little Man: 17 pounds, 4 ounces
Star: 14 pounds 4 ounces
Wearing size: Size 2 diapers and size 3-6 month clothes. I've been putting him in some 6-9 month clothes just because we don't have a lot of 3-6 sized clothes that are compatible with tube feeding, but they're still pretty big on him.
Likes: He's very sociable and LOVES attention. He loves blankets and snuggling. His favorite toys are ones that play music. He also loves playing with his pacifiers and paper (which for obvious reasons, isn't a baby-approved toy).
Dislikes: Not being entertained constantly. He fights sleep like it's the worst thing in the world, but occasionally will fall asleep in his swing or without crying while being held. He's also not a fan of physical therapy.
|I can't get enough of this little face!|
Eating habits: He's still getting six 5 ounce bottles in a 24 hour period. He eats about 50% by mouth overall and I tube feed him the rest. His feedings vary-sometimes he won't touch it the bottle and other times, he'll drink the whole thing. We're about to add rice cereal to his diet. His GI doctor recommended not giving him gluten or oats for the time being. We'll be introducing fruits and vegetables within the next month, but will be taking it slow to make sure he tolerates the new foods.
Sleeping habits: He's taking longer, better naps now. He still has a couple of days a week where he can't seem to fall asleep or stay asleep, but at least those days are fewer. He goes to sleep for the night between 8 and 9 and usually sleeps until 7 am.
|My little Supertubie!|
Milestones: He rolled over from his back to his stomach for the first time on August 31st and has done it several times since then! Yesterday, during his G Tube change at the clinic, he started chewing on my finger and I realized that both of his bottom teeth have popped through already. I'd just checked for teeth on Monday and didn't feel anything so was surprised to feel two.
Miscellaneous: Around 5 1/2 months, I noticed that he wasn't able to hold his head up as well as before and that he often tilted it to the left as if he couldn't keep it straight. You can see this in the pictures in this post. This was concerning since just a few weeks before, he'd been doing so well with his neck control. It was decided to increase his therapy to biweekly home visits instead of monthly and I have a list of exercises to do with him at home. His physical therapist diagnosed him with mild torticollis. He isn't even close to sitting up, but we're working with him to strengthen his muscles. His fine motor skills and social skills are awesome though!
The pictures throughout this post are from Little Dude's 6 month photo shoot at Portrait Innovations yesterday. That morning, he had a G Tube change, silver nitrate treatment on some granulation tissue and in the afternoon, he had his 6 month checkup and 3 shots. He only napped for about 45 minutes all day, so when it came time for his pictures after both of his medical appointments, I was pretty sure he would be crying the whole time and wouldn't cooperate. I was completely amazed that he smiled the WHOLE time we were there and the sweetest baby ever. He charmed the socks off the photographer. :)