Thursday, April 05, 2007

Jonah's 6 month doctor's visit

Jonah had his 6 month doctor's appointment today. He did great! He weighed in at 19 lbs. 14 oz. and is 28 inches long/tall. That put him in the 90th percentile for weight and the 100th percentile for height. That might explain why he's outgrowing his 12 month onesies at this point. He's our big little boy that's for sure!

The doctor said he looks great. Good tone. He's reaching all of his developmental milestones on target and it looks like those little teeth should be sprouting through any day now. She said his gums looked like they were swollen, so it shouldn't be long now.

She also said we could bump him up to three meals a day. I don't think that will be a problem considering he looooves the solid foods! So far he's had rice cereal, sweet potatos, squash, and pears - his favorite so far. Here's Jonah and his adventure in green beans from this afternoon... (notice the green beans on the forehead)

What a mess! But it's pretty fun to watch. He barely lets you take the time to scoop the next bite before he starts yelling at you to feed him more. And today he kept trying to grab the spoon, so I finally let him hold it.

He's still got those blocked tear ducts, that's why he's got teary, goobery eyes all the time. So we're going to see a specialist in the next few weeks. The doctor said if it doesn't seem to be getting better by the time he's 8 months old they'll do a procedure to clear out his ducts.

Jonah boy also got more shots today. Three of them, poor little guy. But he was a real trooper. He just let out one big cry when they stuck him, but it wasn't really too bad. As soon as they were done I scooped him up and tried to distract him. It went much better than our last visit. He's so tough!

I think that's about it. Our next visit will be when he's 9 months old.

Here's a couple more recent pictures. Jonah just discovered his feet the day before he turned 6 months old...

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