Wednesday, January 13, 2010

All About The J-Man

Here are some updates on our little dude.

Jason's first tooth broke through on December 7th, and the next on December 18th. So now he has two adorable little teeth in the middle of his bottom gum. I'm pretty sure he has at least one, if not two, more coming in as well.

December 28th he started rolling from back to tummy easily and often. He prefers his tummy and will flip himself over all the time, sometimes to our chagrin.

December 25th he tried rice cereal for the first time. He wasn't really that impressed. He ate some of it, but got bored quickly. We tried it again several days later with the same results. So last week we have it a shot with bananas and he ate them better, but still not overall that interested in eating solids. Which is pretty much fine with me. I love nursing him and I'm happy to nurse as much as possible. The solids would be nice because then he can eat them instead of pumped milk/formula while I'm at work. But he's only 6 months now. The recommendation from the AAP is that they don't start until 6 months. Breastmilk is all he needs for the first year anyway, so we've got plenty of time to get him interested.

Today, January 13th Jason had his 6 month appt. It was a much better experience this time. The PA-C was much more engaged and interactive with Jason. My little man was a trooper through the whole thing and very calm for all of it. He weighs 16 lbs 8.5 oz (25th percentile), is 28 inches tall (90th percentile) and his head is 18 inches around (90th percentile). He is a long, skinny, big headed boy. I know, we're all shocked. There's NO WAY that would happen with us for parents. ;-) While we were waiting for the medical assistant to come back in with the shots, Jason was hungry, so I nursed him and he fell asleep. I felt pretty bad waking him up, just so that we could stab him with needles, but I figured it was better to wake him first, than to wake him BY stabbing him. But dude, my baby is a freaking soldier! She didn't even have time to wipe off the injection site after the 3rd shot, before he was done crying! Tough guy, for sure. The couple hours after the appointment he was doing fine. We'll see how tonight goes.

And here's a pic of my little guy, all conked out in bed, with his monkey Jimmy's foot on his head. ;-)

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