Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ezra- 6 Months Old

Hard to believe we've made it survived blissfully soared through the last six months.  Ezra is growing fast and hitting new milestones quicker than we've been prepared for.

Height: 28 inches (93rd percentile)
Weight: 19 lbs, 3.2 oz (80th percentile)

He's nursing on demand anywhere from every 2-4 hours.  Still won't take more than an ounce from a bottle of pumped milk, so we're just nursing.  Sometimes he'll sleep for a 5 hour stretch at night...other nights he's up every 2 hours.  Keeping me on my toes.

We've "played" with solids a few times and totally skipped rice cereal.  He really likes avocado and pears, and last night he was sucking on an asparagus spear like it was a candy cane.  He's not too sure about bananas.  But we're taking it slow and not rushing anything there.

Every baby book, parent, and pediatrician told us he would roll tummy to back first around 3 months, then back to tummy, and then he might be sitting by 6 months.  He was sitting unassisted at 4 months, 2 days, rolled BACK to tummy at 4 months 16 days, and the stinker held out on rolling tummy to back until 5 months 24 days, just last week on my birthday.  In the last week, he's started pushing himself up on all fours...not crawling, yet, but pretty darn close.

He LOVES books.  Being read to, looking at the pictures...chewing on the corners (trying to stop that before the teeth come through).  We have three songs we sing to him that usually calm him down.  When they don't work, Hush Little Baby (such a weird song when you think about what papa's gonna buy)...and then music from the Baby Einstein World Music album.

He's a really happy baby, except when he isn't.  He doesn't have an "in-between" mood.  He's either all giggles and smiles or in super-mad "my world is ending," mode.  He nurses himself to sleep around 9pm and usually goes down for at least a few hours after that.  At night, he only wakes to nurse.  He's not a "3:45...must be playtime" kind of baby.

The last 6 months have been FULL of learning as we go (as I know the next 20-some years will be), changes (some expected, some not-so-much), late nights, early mornings, and learning how to "be" as a family with a baby.  We'll see what the next 6 months will bring.


Rick said...

Hey Emily! I've been waiting on my sister to get me your e-mail address forever, but I suppose I'll have to catch you here. Erica and Dale are going to be down in a couple of weeks as your probably know and we were going to have them come to our house here in Lynchburg on that Saturday. I heard that you guys were living in Lynchburg now, so we'd like to have you over to meet your hubby and baby and so you could see Erica while she's in. E-mail me and let me know if you'd like to come over.