Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Abigail's 6 Month Stats
Weight: 17 pounds and 4 oz (64%)
Height: 27 1/4 inches (84%)
Head: 44 cm (82%)
The 6 month check up went well. This time we only had 2 shots and 1 vaccine by mouth. All the vaccines are vaccines she has had before. Last time she did not run a fever after her shots, but she was on antibiotics because of her ear infection. I am giving her Tylenol all day today and tomorrow. She does turn 7 months old this Sunday, so these percentiles might not be 100 percent accurate. Jackson was 17 pounds and 7 ozs at his 6 month check up. It is so crazy that they have weighed almost the same weight for every check up.
The doctor said that her top gums were swollen and she might be getting some teeth up there soon. She said that 5 months is pretty early to have teeth. Then, she wanted to see how much neck control she had and Abigail proceeded to crawl forward and backwards, and then push up from her stomach to a sitting position. The doctor said that she is not suppose to be pushing up to a sitting position till 10 months old, and that it was crazy that she was doing that. I was dying for Jackson to do everything early, and he did everything right when the book said he should do it. Now, I do not want Abigail to do things early, and of course she is.
I am starting to let it her cry it out when I put her down for a nap now. I can't rock her to sleep anymore, and the swing does not do it for her either. So yesterday I put her down for her morning nap on her stomach at 10:30 and let her cry till 10:34 and went in there and put her pacifier back in, and she went right to sleep. I have started putting many different paci's around her. Today she only cried for 1 minutes and then she figured out how to get her pacifier back in...yay!
In September, Jackson and Abigail will both have their check ups together. That should be interesting! Jackson will have his 3 year old check up and I think all they do is take his blood and Abigail will have her 9 month check up. I am so thankful that they are willing to see them both at the same time. Unfortunately, I think there will be lots of tears shed by both my of my babies.