Sunday, June 17, 2012

Julian's big-boy update!

Today, Julian is 6 months and 3 weeks...

*At his six-month check-up on May 30th, he weighed 20 lbs. (90% percentile) and is 27.5 inches long (85% percentile).

*He is quite the squirmy, wiggler having recently rolled over! He loves wiggling around on the activity mat and moving all over.

*He loves playing with bright-colored toys and deftly transfers objects easily from hand to hand.

*Definitely teething...Joe discovered his two bottom teeth are 'cutting through' - slowly but surely.

*He has also found his voice, he squeals and sings and screeches, leading you to believe you will never be able to hear again. I think I've lost partial hearing.

*We've been introducing new vegetables as much as we can. He has enjoyed the pureed-version of sweet potatoes, split peas, avocado and zucchini. Bananas make a daily appearance at breakfast time. 

*Baby Julian eats four times a day (7:30, 11:30, 3:30, 7:30) and is in bed by 8:00p.m. He sleeps until about 7:00 in the morning. We make sure he takes two two-hour naps each day (morning and afternoon).

*We also started taking him to My Gym in Lake Mary - a children's gym that encourages physical activity and social interactions. Babies truly seem to be enthralled by other babies; I love watching his reaction when he sees other babies.  

*He loves to laugh at anything and everything. It's heart-melting and is a sweet reminder that the littlest things in life are truly the greatest gifts.

Now for some pictures and videos!

Yep, pretty sure he's the most beautiful baby!


Sampling zucchini puree
Split pea puree

Still hungry and maybe a little bored

With daddy at the doctor's office
Mommy and me

Just before the vaccinations

Swinging at the gym

Discovering pom poms
The claw grab - love this photo

 Video from the gym

Flying in daddy's arms

More flying

The art of squealing

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