Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Healthy Baby and Update on Cleaning!

Baby W had his 9 month check up yesterday... yes, two 1/2 weeks late!

Weight: 21 pounds, 6 ounces
Height: 29 1/4 inches long

He is in the 50-75th percentile for weight and height.

Head:  19 inches around!!

His head is in the 98th percentile.  Yes, I'm just going to go ahead and say that my big-headed baby will be very smart...right?  :)

One of my concerns at the appointment was this rash Baby W always seems to have around his mouth.  I know it's from drooling, and I try to keep him wiped off, but the rash won't go away.  The pediatrician suggested Aquaphor...any other suggestions?

I am so thankful to have a happy, healthy baby!

At the mall trying to keep out of this heat!

Driving the car

He has started doing some new things lately:
  • He loves to clap!  He started doing this in the church nursery last week.
  • He has started waving at people and cars going by.  He waves with a close-handed fist.
  • I put him laying down in his crib a couple of days ago, and a few minutes later heard the mobile music.  I went in to find him standing on the side of the crib with two of the animals pulled off of the mobile!
  • He has also begun standing up in the pack-n-play (which is a little bit tougher!)
  • He is trying to pull up on everything, yet still not crawling!
  • He babbles dadada, bababa, and we've heard a few wawawa's.  He used to say mamama, but haven't heard it in awhile :(
  • He still will go to almost anyone he sees, and he likes to stare really close to your face. If you talk to him, he might grab your lips!
  • He has been eating carrots lately, and we are moving on to squash today.
  • He has been sleeping great, but may have a few night terrors occasionally.  He normally falls asleep around 7 or 7:30 and sleeps until 5:30 or 6:30 for a bottle.  He then goes back to sleep until 8 or 8:30.
  • He loves to growl at people (especially my side of the family) and still squeals a lot as well.

On another note, I have actually enjoyed cleaning over the past few days!  When I get to a room and get it done, it feels great.  I just need to get to a quicker pace and doing it on a more regular basis.  My husband's parents, sister-in-law, her husband, and their 7 month old son are coming to stay with us tomorrow night for a barbecue cook-off that my husband's dad is entering.  He won first place last year in the Hash competition (if you don't know what hash is, I will inform you in another post!)  We are hoping for another trophy this year!   Needless to say, I want the house to be extremely clean for them, so I will be cleaning more today!  My husband's glad I'm finally learning how to be a housewife! :)

Happy Thursday!


Cool Gal said...

He looks like the most healthy baby! Aquaphor is the best. I use it all the time.

Love hash! Does your FIL ship? LOL.

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Fashion Meets Food said...

He looks like a very healthy baby! He is soooooo cute! Seriously way too adorable!


Stacey said...

My pediatrician also suggested aquaphor for our 2 month old. He said we could alos mix it with Hydrocortisone (just don't apply near the eyes) and that seemed to really help. Good luck. He's so cute!

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gigiofca said...

Look at that face. Look at that face! He's so cute.