Monday, January 23, 2012

6 Months Old - Gabriel

Gabriel Michael had his half birthday last Wednesday on January 18th.  I can't believe a half of a year has already gone by.  I am so thankful to be home and enjoying every minute of seeing him learn and grow.  Gabriel has a very sweet big brother who loves him dearly and of course Hector and I love him dearly as well.  We sure are blessed with our two wonderful boys! Here is what Mr. G is up to now at 6 months:
  • Wears size 12 month clothes and size 3 diapers
  • Weighs 19 lbs and 4 oz (95%), 28.5 inches long (90%) and head circumference is 17.5 in (75%)
  • Has two teeth on the bottom and is working on the two on the top
  • Had a good well check visit with a new pediatrician.  Our previous one who I loved had her third baby and is on maternity leave now and won't be returning to the same practice because of her commute. 
  • Still has very sensitive skin and bad eczema - we just switched to California Baby products
  • Eye lashes have really filled in and grown long
  • Began solid foods at 5.5 months - Has eaten rice cereal and oatmeal, bananas, pears, applesauce, butternut squash, avocado and yogurt
  • Nurses 4 times a day - sometimes 5 but is loving his solids a lot! If you are eating something, he will grab your hand and pull your fork towards his mouth and open wide.  He wants everything we are eating!
  • Sleeps 10-11 hours at night and takes 3 naps a day
  • Sometimes he wakes up around 5 am and I will bring him to bed with me and he will sleep until 7:30ish - on the weekends we have 4 people in our bed every morning! I love it!
  • Rolls back to tummy and tummy to back but doesn't do the latter very often
  • Pivots on his tummy to reach for toys
  • Sits up really well and loves to play while sitting
  • Loves the doorway jumper
  •  Gabriel's hair grows really fast on the top and is starting to grow on the sides but in the last week I have heard or been asked if he has a mohawk! Gabriel has had two haircuts but the sides and back have rubbed off and are having trouble catching up....I am not purposely giving him a mohawk!
  • Loves to play with his feet and put them in his mouth while laying on his back
  • Squeals and makes a uh-uh-uh sound alot
  • Smiles whenever he makes eye contact
  • Laughs and laugh at Santiago's every move
  • Is very ticklish on his chunky thighs
  • Has always laid his head on my right shoulder but just recently started turning to lay on my left shoulder or self positioning himself in a cradle hold on my left arm
  • Reaches to you if he wants you to hold him
  •  loves to splash in the bath and loves when I bathe him with Santi
  • Will sit and play for a good amount of time by himself in the playpen or on the carpet with plenty of toys in front of him
  • Gabriel is really just a very happy baby. We love him so!
Thanks Kelly for the cute onesie!!

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