Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Six Months!

Owen is half way to his first birthday! Yikes, I didn't know that time was going to go that fast! Owen is such a joy to have around! He is developing a personality and doing new things all the time. It is exciting to see what is next! Owen had his 6 month check up and again, the doctor was very pleased with his growth and development! Owen now weighs 17 pounds and 3 ounces and is 26 inches long. His head is still ranking in the 90th percentile at 17.8 inches but the doctor is not conerned at all. That just means that 90% of all babies at Owen's age have a head that size. As far as weight at height, he is at the 50th percentile.
We have been feeding Owen Rice Cereal and baby Oatmeal. We also started Sweet Potatoes, Beans, Squash, and Carrots. So far we don't have a picky eater but the doctor says that can or will come when he is a little older. We can start giving Owen fruits and fruit juices too. The doctor even said that it's ok to start using a sippy cup if we want! One day, the night after we fed Owen carrots, Doug was taking care of Owen while I worked. When I got home, Doug had saved a diaper that had dark orange poo in it. He was concerned that Owen was bleeding internally! Owen is starting to use his high chair as well. He loves it! We still have to tuck blankets on both sides of him, otherwise he will lean to one side.
We are realizing that Owen is much more aware of his surroundings and get's bored very easily. This proved very difficult when we were trying to get the house ready for an upcoming baby shower. So many people have baby jumpers and exersaucers, that we decided to get one for Owen. He likes it pretty well and he can be entertained for quite a while! Gotta love all those gadgets!
Nap time is taboo. Sometimes he will take a nap, but not often. If we are lucky, we will get one 2-3 hour nap, every 2 weeks. Otherwise they are 5-10 minute naps. I have captured one nap from daddy and Owen! It was Doug's birthday and I was downstairs making Doug's birthday cake. I went upstairs to check on the two and this is what I found!
We have some distant relatives (3rd cousins) that live about 30 miles away from us. One of the cousin's and her husband had a baby in March. We are excited that Owen will have some family his age to play with! Anyway, we met with them last night for the first time in waaay to long so the boys could meet. To our suprise, Knox, who is now 3 months old weighs 18 pounds and is 27 inches long!!! He has already passed Owen and Owen is twice his age! We thought that was funny! :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Now That's Funny!!!

video

Well, we did it! We got Owen laughing on video! Amazingly, it happended on one of the most difficult days we had with him. Owen had been fussy allllllll day. Our friends Brian and Ellen came over for dinner on Memorial day and I told them to hurry because Owen was wearing my last nerve with his fussiness. She came over, I handed Owen over and he burst into tears. I felt just terrible! After Owen calmed down, Owen was soon entertained by Brian and his fake sneezing!