16 January 2015

Six-month doctor's appointment

Since we celebrated six months of knowing and loving Damon last week, today it was time for his next doctor's appointment. Here are his current stats:

Weight – 16 pounds, 12 ounces (25th percentile)
Length – 26.5 inches (25th percentile)
Head – unknown (between 25th and 50th percentiles)

Damon received three shots and one oral vaccine. He took them all like a champ. But thank goodness there won't be any vaccines at his next appointment!

The doctor said everything looks great! Damon is eating, sleeping and gaining weight just as he should. He's also right on track with his developmental milestones. He is ::this close:: to crawling. And while we haven't heard a real belly laugh yet, he is doing a little giggling.

We tried giving him rice cereal a few times, but Damon didn't want anything to do with it. He clamped his lips together and violently shook his head to avoid eating the stuff. (And I can't say that I blame him!) So we moved on to baby food vegetables. So far so good.

By his next doctor's appointment at nine months, Damon should be enjoying table foods. He also might be pulling himself up on furniture, but I hope not! The doctor told us to continue reading to him and suggested that we start pointing and naming things for him, such as body parts, family members and simple objects. This is just the beginning of the learning process for our little man!

We already know that we have a happy, healthy baby. We really didn't need a doctor's appointment to confirm that, but it was nice to get a clean bill of health for our growing boy!