Tuesday, May 10, 2011

6 Months

This post is really late, but I wanted to wait until after his 6 month doc appointment to write the updates on Mr. Asa.   For the first time, I feel like Asa is no longer a "preemie", but he's just a NORMAL baby! He's finally on the charts!  The doctor was very impresssed with how well he was doing.  She said they look for kids who are premature to catch up by the time they are two, but he should be caught up by 18 months!  Hopefully!! 
Six Month Stats:
Weight: 15.7 Pounds. 10th Percentile (or 60% for his "adjusted age")
Length: 25 inches  3% (or 50% for his "adjusted age")
Head: 17 circumference    30th Percentile  (or 80% for his "adjusted age")
Looks like we've got ourselves a BIG BOY!!!

-Size 2 diapers
-Size 3-6 month clothes, and some 6 month. It wont be long before he starts wearing 6-9!!
-Naps 3 times a day.  Two are 2ish hours, and the 3rd is about 30 min to help him make it to bedtime.
-Eats four times a day. 6-7 oz., and beginning baby food.  We have done peaches, bananas, apples, sweet potatoes, and trying green beans tonight.  So far, he loves ALL except he HATES bananas.  Like..he might throw up.  Why is that?  I thought they were everyone's favorite!
-Smiles and giggles ALL the time!
-Can sit up with very little support by holding his hands
-Rolls over from stomach to back, but not back to stomach yet.
-Continues his therapy twice a week
-So happy and content unless there is something wrong... :)
-Loves to just sit and watch anything and everyone. He is so chill and laid back.  He can even be shy at times (I have NO idea where he gets that. Seriously!)
-Has two teeth trying to push their way through. Doc said it could still be a few weeks.
-Had his first ear infection two weeks ago, and his second cold. :(  I HATE SNOT!

Some things we've been up to:
 Playdate with Westin.  Westin wasn't interested in paying attention to the goofy faces I was making, but Asa thought I was funny apparently.

 Dressing up

Laughing at Mommy!

 Asa definitely has some parts that look at me...BUT....He definitely favors Joseph more!!  Can you tell?!?!?
                     This is Asa at 6 months  ..........           This is Joseph at 6 months.  Same. Exact. Face

 SIX MONTHS!!! Can't believe it!

We are really trying to work on not being distracted.  He wants to look everywhere but at me!

 On Mother's Day, we dedicated Asa to Jesus!  Again, Asa is not paying attention here! It was susch a sweet time for us.  My parents and Joseph's parents came up for it.  We had a wonderful day celebrating!

This was the verse that we chose for Asa.

That's pretty much it!! Life is busy and always interesting!  Please continue to pray for his development and health.  We continue to be amazed by God's provision and protection for our family!