Wednesday, May 26, 2010

6 months

6 month stats:
Weight: 16 lbs 14 oz - 32%
Height: 26.5" - 46%
Head Circumference: 17.25'' - 47%
For fun here's a comparison of me, Jason, and Dan at 6 months:
(remember Dan was 2 months premature so he might look a big younger than the other two) Jason does look cute in his red overalls though
He's growing just right. The 46% on height makes more sense than the 78% at the 4 month check-up. Jason's eating a fair amount of baby food now. He's getting half a container of fruit with 2 T of either oatmeal or barley cereal for lunch and half a container of veggies and 2 T of rice cereal for dinner. Eventually I'm going to have to give him more food. I've been producing less milk when I pump at work which is making me think that he's been eating less at night. It's hard to say for sure since Jason is so much better than the pump at getting the milk. I've probably only got about another month or two of freezer stash left so he might have to get a bottle of formula when I'm at work since I'm only pumping 2 bottles and he's getting 3 - or maybe he'll take one less bottle....this stuff is hard, I'm not really sure what to do. I wish my breasts had a meter on them so I would know how much milk he takes in, it's the only downside to breastfeeding that I can see. I love doing it and totally plan on continuing for the whole year, maybe more. By that point it would mostly be comfort nursing so we'll just see how things are when we get there.

Jason is sitting really well now. I can be pretty confident that he won't fall over so I can sit in front of him and play with him more instead of behind him in case he falls back. We've been working on crawling but he hasn't quite figured out how to move his knees under himself. He can kind of creep in a circle or maybe a bit backwards or forwards but not really going anywhere yet. He loves jumping still and the Johnny Jump-up has proven to be a good investment. We (well, Grandma) also got him a pool this past weekend and he loves to splash in it. I fear bathtime will never be the same again. It's getting to be a pretty wet business for me!
Grandma Bender came for a visit this past weekend and they had fun hanging out while Dan and I went to see Daughtry and Lifehouse at the Arena. It was a great show and having Jason with his grandma took the stress of leaving him with someone else away.

Jason is such a happy baby. He smiles and laughs quite a lot and is just such a joy.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Lions and tigers and bears....

OH MY!....I did not just do that ::hangs head in shame::

anywho, We took Jason to his first trip to the zoo on April 30th. My work had their annual family outing and for once I didn't have to work so I could enjoy. We got free rein of the zoo but since I work at a really big hosptial so there were still tons of people there but no more than the usual zoo crowd. We also got a free dinner out of the deal, which was nice. I've never been to the zoo in the evening before. I usually go in the summer during the hottest part of the day and basically watch animals sleeping in the shade. It was a beautiful day when we were there, probably upper 60s and the animals were awake and interractive! It was really cool. We got some good pictures and really had a nice time. I hope the hospital does this every year so Jason can eventually remember the experience.
Just being a mommy-lion
It's good parenting to let a tiger hold your baby, right?

How cool is this peacock?!

Riding the a non-euphamism sense...