Thursday, May 13, 2010

Half of a Year...Wow

Yesterday we celebrated The Kid's six-month birthday. I can't believe that it's been half of a year. I can't believe I'm still sane. I can't believe that The Kid has gained about seven and a half pounds. That's the size of a whole newborn! I can't believe that everything is ok. It's more than ok--it's going just great!

At six months, The Kid:
  • Weighs about 10 lbs 3 oz
  • Measures about 23.5 inches long
  • Wears size one diapers
  • Wears 0-3 month clothing (it still looks huge on him, but his arms and legs are just too long for NB clothes)
  • Fights sleep
  • Basically only cries if he's tired, cold, or has something on/pulled over his head
  • Nurses before every feeding and gets "topped off" with a bottle afterward
  • Sleeps 8-10 hours every night
  • Would rather smile at his mommy than breastfeed (at least for a few minutes per feeding)
  • Has exceptional head control
  • Doesn't like to bear weight on his arms
  • Has lost all of his fuzzy baby hair and almost has enough big-boy hair to spike again :)
  • Reminds us every day of the miracle that he is.
A few days old

Six months old

One week old

Six months old
And so that you can get an idea of how small Flat Stanley is...

1 comment:

*Alice Anne* said...

He has your eyes! Awwww.....

What's funny about these pictures is that for some reason I can't imagine the Kid getting any bigger - flat Stanley and the dollar are just getting smaller. Ha ha. But I'm glad he's growing so strong! That is very, very, very exciting! :)