Monday, April 6, 2009

Six Months Old!

Cooper has reached that half year milestone and it really is hard to grasp that he was born half a year ago! So many changes have taken place, even in the last month, that he is hardly the same baby.
Cooper has grown to be such a big boy, though his growing has slowed somewhat from when he was younger. He went to the pediatrician today and got another clean bill of health and more shots! Not fun, but at least he doesn't have to have anymore for another six months. He is now 16 lbs, 15 oz and 26 and 3/4 inches the 50th percentile for both.
While we thought his top incisors would come in first since they had been there ready to come out for months, his bottom front teeth came in a few weeks ago. Baby teeth are so cute!
In the last month, Cooper has been trying new foods. He loves green beans, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and that order. He doesn't care for rice cereal anymore, and he made the funniest "ew gross" face when he tried carrots. Oh well, I don't like mushy, cooked carrots either! This month we will be trying more stage one foods, namely fruits and a few more veggies. Our pediatician said to go slow but to have him eating protein by seven months.
Cooper is a rolling expert now, but doesn't do it as much now because he is trying so hard to crawl! We think he is a week or two away. He can get up on his hands and knees and sort of lunge forward, but hasn't quite gotten there yet. He can also sit up unsupported and play for several minutes. He has been trying some to sit up on his own also, but it doesn't seem as important to him as getting across the room!
Our little man loves to make sounds! He has learned to say ahhhh while hitting his hand across his mouth, making a sort of wild indian sound. He also says ah-gee, Baa, Gaa, Laaa, and much to MY delight, Maaa, and something that sounds like MOM! Hee, hee.
As you may have read in an early post, we had decided to use the Ferber method to get Cooper sleeping better. While we have succeeded in getting him to go to bed at night without much fuss AND sleep in his own bed, he still wakes up most nights one to two times. He has slept through the night a few times, so we know we aren't far from it being the norm. Hooray for Mom and Dad!

1 comment:

A Journey For Life said...

Yeah for some sleep!! It sure is amazing how much babies learn and grow in such a short amount of time. He sure is very handsome and sounds like he is very strong, almost crawling!!