Thursday, July 12, 2012

6 month well baby visit

Our 6 month well baby visit went well today.  Henry's been growing like a weed and I knew he was long and heavy but not quite how long and heavy.  Henry weighed in at 20 pounds 9 oz (9.33 kg) and is 28 inches (70 cm) long.  Wow!  After all our early struggles with feeding and gaining weight he's really turned around is and growing well.  I'm so relieved. 

He's meeting his milestones and is eating baby food well and actually seems to enjoy it.  He's now started on baby mu.m and after 3 days he's figured out he can munch on them.  The first few looks of disgust were priceless, though.  lol 

I'm just a bit challenged with clothing.  With his growth and cloth diapers we're going to have to move up to 12 month stuff soon.  And I can't really predict how big he's going to be next summer so I feel like I can't take advantage of seasonal clearance sales to pick up stuff for next summer.  Pants are the real problem as the diaper takes up half of it.  No, literally it does.  His butt is like a massive sausage.  Or, I guess a firm roast would be a more appropriate description.  And his feet?  Oh my.  He's already in 12-24 month socks.  The pair of shoes I got from my sister aren't going to last him long.  I'm not sure what size they are.  I'll have to ask.  I refuse to buy him shoes for now as these ones work.  I can't afford to pre-buy shoes he'll be grown out of by winter.  So different from my nephew who was short and wide at this age. 

In other news, Henry seems to like Coo.kie Mon.ster.  I finally got to see the blue creature's spoof video and Henry was on my lap at the time.  Henry was quite fascinated and after a couple appearances by Coo.kie he started saying "hoo-hoo" every time he came on the screen.  It was hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing.  In case you haven't seen it here is the link for It Ma.ybe.  Watch for the instruments in the band ... hilarious!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's official ...

... I'm a horrible blogger.  lol

Okay, okay I've been busy with little H but also with life.  We went home for a 3 week visit at the end of April and it was great.  Then as soon as we got back I hit the ground running with yardwork and landscaping.  I had no idea this would be the driest year on record for our area (oh so smart to reseed the lawn this year!) so I'm not sure how things are going to turn out.  But at least I tried.  My yard was a mess thanks to the water ban we had in place in our area last year (broken water main supplying 90% of our water had to be replaced ... took months).  You can imagine the crappy state of my yard.  *sigh* 

Anyway, H is doing great.  He turned 6 months today!  (and also 26 weeks)  He's grown well over the past couple of months and decided last week to start crawling.  Oh my!  Until I get a chance to post again here is a new picture of the little guy.

I turned 6 months old today!