Monday, January 5, 2015

Dear Pierce (6 months!)

Dear Pierce,

Happy (very belated) half birthday to you! This first 6 months has flown by! 

We are a little (ok a lot) late with your six month update because you not only got the flu but you gave it to the rest of the family! Luckily you are so cute, no one could hold it against you! It all started with what we thought was a bad reaction to your six month shots but it turned out to be flu. By them time we realized it, you had already passed it around. While dealing with the flu, you got your first ear infection and needed your first antibiotic! :( Once you got over the ear infection you caught a bug from your sister! Hopefully you will be
 This has been a big month for you and here is a little bit about what you've been doing:

- you had your six month check up on the 15th of December and you weighed 17 pounds, 1 ounce (40-50th percentile) and were 25 1/2 inches long (10th percentile) . 
-you still wear size 2 diapers and mostly 3-6 and 6 month clothes. You still wear a size 2 shoe.
-you are the sweetest, happiest baby. When you cry, we know you need something. You do have a tiny spoiled cry you still use for attention but you rarely need it because everyone always wants to hold and love on you!
- you had your first Thanksgiving this month but you were too little to try any turkey :)
- you did however start solids this month! You started about a week before you turned 6 months. At 6 months you had tried oatmeal, apples and sweet potato but you developed an allergy which we believe is to the sweet potato. We are still trying to confirm because you've shown a bit of an allergy to a few things! In the last 2 weeks you have added in peas, green beans and peaches. You love everything you've tried so far! Now that you have tried food, you notice every time someone is eating and you open your mouth like you want a bite :)
-right after 6 months we transitioned you to 4 feedings a day (7 ounces of breast milk) you are also doing 1-2 feedings of solids a day about 2-3 ounces of solids per feeding
-right at 6 months we introduced the sippy cup. You are still trying to figure out what it is!
- you learned to sit unassisted this month! Now that you can sit you love to sit in the floor and play with toys, your sister and to pet the doggies. 
-you still love to make sounds and mommy and daddy are trying really hard to get you to say their name as your first word. So far no luck! You still make a motorboat noise when you are frustrated. 
-you still like a paci so we got you some bigger pacis since you had outgrown the tiny ones.
-you love baths and to splash in the tub. You also love toys, blankets and to play peekaboo. You love it when people sing to you or talk in silly voices. You think your sister is hilarious.
-at night, you started rolling straight to your tummy to sleep. You normally sleep from around 7:30-6:30. You are sleeping in a sleep sack to keep you warm at night!

We love you so much buddy! We are having so much fun enjoying the holidays and our vacation with you! 


Mommy & Daddy