Friday, February 12, 2010

More firsts and 6 month check-up

We have had a busy last couple of weeks getting our house ready to sell. It is now on the market and we are praying it sells quickly. We would really love to move as soon as we could so we have more time to spend with Ryan and less time driving to and from work. Last weekend we had Ryan's 6 month pictures taken. I am hoping they turn out well, he sure did look cute getting them taken. And he smiled much more this time around. We drove around a neighborhood we are thinking of building a house in while we were in Georgetown. We liked what we saw so lets hope we can begin that process soon. We also went to visit my grandmother. It was great to see her! My grandmother is amazing and I love getting to see her. And I love Ryan getting to spend time with her. We noticed last week that Ryan now has another tooth on the bottom. He now has two of his bottom front teeth. And I do believe that there is one on the top that will be out soon since you can see a little white spot there. So far, he has done pretty well with them. He chews on everything and drools a lot but he hasn't run a fever and neither Jonathan nor I think he is any fussier because of them. We feel very blessed by this because I have heard horror stories about teeth. Ryan is doing great with his foods. We just started him on baby food. We decided to start with carrots. He seemed to enjoy them but was getting distracted. His high chair has a giraffe on it and the giraffe has ears that stick out. He loves playing with them. He will play for a minute and then take a bite and then go back to playing with the ears. But if you aren't there when he is ready for a bite he lets you know. He is too funny. Ryan went for his 6 month check-up and weighed in at 17 pounds 4 ounces. This puts him in the 37th percentile, smaller than what I thought he would be. Dr. Gillispie said that starting him on solids will get some weight on him and he didn't seem concerned that he didn't gain much since he had still gained weight. If you look at him he looks like a big boy so I was a bit surprised by this. He is 27 1/2 inches long and that puts him in the 78th percentile for height. And his head circumference was 44 centimeters which is in the 50th percentile. Overall, they were very pleased with his size. Ryan did have to get some eye drops again, it seems any time he has a cold he gets it in his eyes. So, we have to give him eye drops again. This is not a fun job and usually takes two people. Although I have done it by myself it is much easier with two people. And, of course, he had to get his vaccines. He did well with these, cried a little until I picked him up and then he was fine. He was smiling at the nurse before she left the room. She was very happy about that because she said she always feels like the bad guy and none of the babies like her after that part. Ryan has been babbling much more now. And he has just started saying "ba ba" and Jonathan's favorite "da da". I think this must be some kind of joke to all mommies out there that babies can say Ds before Ms. But Ryan still favors me so my feels aren't hurt (too much, lol). That seems to be all that has been going on in our lives lately. Work has been keeping us very busy but then again, when you work in taxes that is to be expected this time of year. All in all we are doing well!
Here are a few pictures of Ryan over the last two weeks. I seemed to have slacked off on taking pictures over the last month, I better start picking that up again.

Ryan has started a new habit of sticking his tongue out all the time, here is a picture of it.

I just think he looks cute in this one. Plus, it shows off that he is sitting up better.

We gave Ryan his sippy cup last week for the first time. He couldn't get anything out of it with the valve on it so we had to take that off. Then we had water everywhere. So, I bought some different ones we are going to try. Hopefully they will be a little easier for him to use.

Here is a pic with Daddy.

Trying to grab the spoon for his first bite of carrots.

Getting his first bite.

He wasn't for sure what to think of the carrotts at first but he quickly decided he liked them and wanted more.

And the after pic, not too messy.

He is such a ham.

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