Tuesday, August 3, 2010

6 Months

On Sunday, Kaden turned 6 months old. We went to the doctor today for his well-baby visit and of course all of the nurses couldn't get enough of our little man and his handsome older brother! We knew Kaden was a big boy, but today's appointment really confirmed it....he weights 20lbs 6oz (100th percentile!), he is 29 inches long (99th percentile) and his head was 18 inches (93rd percentile). Yep, his head is the same size that Karter's is right now! Dr. McKenzie was very impressed with his ability to stand up and just how mellow he is. The whole time he just kept reaching for her stethoscope and talking to her. His development is right on track and he is meeting all of the 6 month milestones...
  • rolling over
  • sitting up
  • puts weight on his legs when held in the standing position
  • plays with his feet
  • laughs, squeals, blows bubbles
  • gets upset when a toy is taken away
To end the appointment, Kaden had to get 3 shots and one oral vaccine. The good news is at his next appointment he won't need shots! He takes them like a champ though, cries until I pick him up and then he calms down. Karter being the great big brother that he is kept saying..."what's wrong baby brother?"..."baby brother needs his pacifier mommy."

Right now Kaden is a great sleeper (11-12 hours a night and 2-3 naps a day), he nurses every 4 hours during the day and eats a BIG bowl of cereal every night at dinner. Starting this week we will be introducing some veggies (tonight is peas...mmm) and starting to give him a bowl of cereal for breakfast too. Looking back, we started this a little earlier with Karter, but July was so busy with all of our vacations that I didn't want to mix up his schedule anymore than it already was.

What a blessing our little man is to our lives, he is such a joy to be around!! We love you Kaden...Happy 6 Months!


Gramaw T said...

He is PERFECT!!! 100%...can't get any better than that! What a gorgeous baby boy he is!

Kara said...

He looks so happy in that picture. I loved spending so much time with that little man. Thanks for sharing him last week!

Aunt Emmy said...

Can't believe he is 6 months already! So glad I got to visit with you all last week. Love that little boy!!

Kyler said...

Great to spend time with all of you last week! Enjoy the rest of you summer, and hopefully I will see you guys sooner rather than later.

Jess said...

Wow! What a cutie! That picture made my heart melt. Hope you had a good vacation and hope your summer has been good!
Take care!