|Don't mind the scratch under his eye. He enjoys torturing himself when he's tired/upset/bored|
Well, here is the handsome chubster- isn't he adorable? I know I shouldn't feel so prideful, but I feel my head swelling larger and larger every time a stranger comes up to me to tell me I have one of the cutest babies they have ever seen. This is a frequent event so you can only imagine the size of my head, right? He is half a year old. 6 months. oh em gee. Could he really have once been a tiny little fetus floating around my belly?!
Here are his stats:
weight: 18 lbs, 12.5 oz. (just a few ounces from 19 lbs!!!)
~ 75th %
height: 25 3/4" (kind of short, but what do you expect from a short mom and dad? a giant?)
~ 25th %
head circ.: 45 cm
~ 75th to 90th %
When he wears disposables (which is when we travel), he is in Size 4's. He's got a ghetto booty. Speaking of diapers, we are still cloth diapering and going strong!
Here are some more cute pictures of this babe:
I really adore this kid. He makes me smile everyday even when he complains because he's so dang cute! He is such roly poly and when I say roly poly I am referring both to his Michelin Man rolls and how well he can roll around now. He gets into everything and can scoot backwards really well. I watch him try and try to crawl, but he has not suceeded in that yet. I am sure he will crawl in at least a month or two though!
We started solids in the last week and it sure has been fun. We are trying out a method called Baby-Led Weaning (BLW). Basically you start babies off with finger foods like roasted sweet potato or steamed broccoli instead of using purees. The idea is you teach your baby to chew and swallow instead of just learning to swallow first. It also encourages babies to have choice in how much they want to eat and how soon they want to wean from an exclusive breastmilk (or formula) diet.
I am definitely not against purees and have nothing against people who start with purees. Just had to put that out there.
BLW has been a success thus far (according to his diapers) and a lot of fun watching his funny expressions when trying out a new food.
Have a great day everyone. I know I will! Carl and I are going to the temple tonight and Ezra is going to the sitters. As much as I love this kid, a little break is going to be amazing.