Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Six Months

Jude had his six-month birthday on Sunday and his six-month visit to the pediatrician yesterday. Here are his stats:
  • Weight: 17 pounds, 14 ounces (60th percentile)
  • Length: 29 1/2 inches (100th percentile)
  • Head circumference: 44 cm (I didn't get a percentile, but the doctor didn't comment so I assume it's on track)

Jude's growth continues to go well, with both weight and height tracking the same approximate percentiles from visit to visit. We got the go-ahead to bump Jude up to two meals a day. The doctor actually said we can feed him as much food as he will eat, but we're going to try two meals a day for a month or so before switching to three. He's currently tried sweet potato, cooked pears, rice cereal, baby oatmeal, and cooked apples. His favorite so far seems to be the pears, although he also will eat as much sweet potato as we offer to him. He made a funny face this morning at the apples, but hopefully he'll get used to them. I finished off the rest of his breakfast, so he'll get it one way or another!

Jude loves to stand up. He'll stand with a little balancing help for a really long time. He's also started rolling over in both directions and playing with toys while on his tummy. However, Jude is not too fond of sitting. The doctor recommended focusing on sitting and tummy time and avoiding standing in order to encourage Jude to learn to crawl. Sorry, Jude!

We've started using the library for children's books and events. E Ben is a big fan of "Book Babies", an interactive session for parents and babies up to 12 months old. We also read stories every morning and evening before bedtime. Jude does get bored with the same books, so the variety from the library is welcome.

My mom and Margaret were out here for their Winter Break. We went skiing a few times while Mom stayed behind to watch Jude. Here's a photo of us on the slopes the second night.

Jude is still a champion sleeper. He goes 12 hours most nights, waking once to eat at about 2-3 am. He also takes 2-3 naps during the day, for another 3-4 hours of sleep. We got lucky with this one!

1 comment:

LibraryHungry said...

Does 100th percentile mean there are NO babies in the world as tall as him? Amazing!