Thursday, June 4, 2009
Teagan- 6 Month Update
This last Tuesday, the 2nd, Teagan turned 6 months! I can't believe how time is passing by. He is really developing, he can now roll over from his tummy to his back and is sooo close from rolling from his back to his tummy, which is harder 'cause of that darn arm gets stuck underneath his belly. His whole body can roll over then his arm is left stuck, so he will just flop back over to his back. Any day now he'll get it. Teagan is still in size 2 diapers and is wearing 0-3 month, or 3 month clothes, and only in his white onesies is he wearing 6-9 month. He has discovered his hands and puts his fingers in his mouth quite a bit, lots of drool! The last couple of days he has discovered his feet, this is new. He smiles a lot and is a good baby, he has been sleeping through the night since he was about 3 1/2 months. We are still breastfeeding only, and mostly on his schedule. He has been going to daycare a few hours, 4 days, a week while I am up at the college. The babysitter is very close to our home and the school, so it works out very nicely. He does well there and enjoys watching the other children, since he is the youngest. Teagan is really doing well with his hand-eye coordination, he wants to grab everything he sees, glasses, your nose, and his toys. Once he has grabbed a hold of a toy he immediately brings it to his mouth.
Today we went to his 6 month checkup, you know what that means....yes, shots! He did very well, most cried on the last one, out of the two injections, and one oral. James and I took a guess at how much he weighs....we were both wrong. As you know James and I are not the tallest people, so therefore neither is our son. He weighs 15lbs 2oz, and is 24 1/2 inches tall. Last time at his 4 month he was 13lbs 4oz, and 23 .8 inches. He is only in the 12% percentile for his age. This mean that only 12% of children his age, 6 months, are his weight. We are not concerned though, and he doctor wasn't too concerned either. The only thing that really grew was Teagan's head circumferences, it went from 41cm to 43cm.
Teagan's doctor gave us the go ahead to try out stage 1 goods. These would means rice, oat, or barely cereal, and single fruit or vegetables that are pureed. He said to feed him one of these items once a day about a tablespoon size amount to get him to see how he does with the foods. It is not to see what he likes because at this age they don't know what they like or don't like (unlike Kloden, who didn't care for peas...) It is to get them to practice moving the food, feel the texture in their mouth, swallow and breathe all at the same time. So on our way home we stopped by Safeway and stocked up on some Gerber's rice cereal that has DHA in it which helps support brain and eye development, which breast milk also has, but a little extra is nice. We also stocked up on a few fruits and veggies for Teagan, we'll see how it goes.
I will be sure to keep you all updated, stay tuned!