Wednesday, March 9, 2011

27 weeks - weekly update - 6 month baby well check up!

Last night, I was holding Jake while he slept in my arms. I treasured that moment. I didn't want to put him in his crib right away. I let him sleep on my chest. I held him and prayed. I thanked God for the blessing of this child. I thanked God for the opportunity to become a mother. It's inevitable that one day he will have to move on and grow as an adult. But, until then... I am his mommy and I will love on my son as much as I like. I can't spoil this infant. I want him to be happy, and that in turn makes me happy!

It's hard to believe how fast time flies. I feel like I say this all the time. But, seriously... He's 6 months old already! I'm amazed when I look at him everyday. He does something new that makes me smile. Becoming a mother has been the toughest thing I have EVER done. However, the most rewarding. Watching him grow and explore is priceless. It was a difficult transition at first... from working everyday to not working and being a stay at home mom... but, I get to watch this little guy make every move. I'm fortunate to be able to be home. I wouldn't want it any other way. It's so rewarding watching him grow from a newborn to a little boy. I'm learning that I can still be me and be a mom. As it turns out, Jake likes to be active as well. :)

On to more important matters! Let's talk about how big my baby is getting. He did great. I love our pediatrician. Dr. Lao is super sweet and patient. If you know me, you know I ask many questions. In fact, I bring a list. I place Jake's next appointment in my blackberry and as questions come up, I place them in my phone. Then I don't forget anything. 

My baby love is doing great! He's still off the charts. His stats are the same as last appointment. He's 28 1/2 inches (95% percentile), and 20 pounds (90% percentile). He gained 3 pounds and grew 2 1/2 inches! Big boy. He's eating everything! He loves to eat. His favorite so far is green beans and sweet potatoes. However, he loves bananas and pears too. OK, he has liked everything but sweet peas. :)

He reaching and pulling things down. He's in the crawl position (getting onto his knees), but he's still scooting around. He's almost officially crawling! Yikes! Jake also is trying to pull himself up on things. Can't really leave him alone because he's quite mobile. 

He's talking so much. He's making all kinds of sounds. And he is trying to communicate without crying. I just love his sounds. He isn't much of a crier. He's pretty easy going. I'm hoping he stays easy going while we travel next week. Just him and I are going to Boise, Idaho. I'm not going to lie... I'm a little nervous traveling with him alone. I'm not sure what to expect. I'm sure he'll be a good boy though. I mainly worried about carrying everything. What is important to bring? Tylenol (in case), pacifier, food, etc. Thank goodness I'm still breastfeeding. That is built in! I haven't seen my parents since Christmas. That is too long. We plan on going back for the Fourth of July as well. We'll see! I like placing times on the calendar. Then I have something to look forward to. It doesn't make it as hard to leave knowing I'm going back! 

Here is a picture from the doctors office taken on Grant's cell phone.


  1. What a cutie ... how can you resist kissing all his little pudgy parts?!?!

    I'm with on the "where does time go?" business. My third just turned 5 years old ... eek! and zoom!

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  2. How sweet! I know what you mean, it's so nice to hold them when they're sleeping. They're so peaceful and you just want to kiss them all over. Six months! That's such an amazing time. Isn't it crazy all the things they learn. And to think they're experiencing so much for the first time ever! It's fun to see things through their eyes.

    Have a lovely day with you son!

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  6. It's crazy how fast they grow up! :)

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  7. What a cutie! He's almost exactly the same size as my 16 month old! (She's very petite though). Following back from Mommy's Peanut Gallery, thanks for stopping by!


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