Friday, August 1, 2008
6 month well baby
We went in for Rowan's 6 month well baby visit today. I had a recommendation to go to a pediatrician in Draper so we made an appointment. We didn't have to wait long at all and I am super impressed with their new pediatrician, Dr. Lei. He actually took quite a bit of time to visit and get to know us and was in the room for a while. Rowan looks great and healthy. He did have a penal adhesion which I wasn't aware of and the Dr. had to free it up. Rowan wasn't too happy about that. He was a good sport for the shots even though he screamed a little about that too. He asked me how Rowan was sleeping at night and I told him up he was usually up between 3-7 times a night, depending on the night. He said he was old enough we could try crying it out, but if I didn't feel comfortable doing it and didn't feel too sleep deprived not to worry about it. He suggested some solids and a really good feeding right before he goes down. Rowan doesn't have a set time he goes down every night so I'm thinking we should start a routine sooner than later. I'm not a big fan of the crying out method so I think I will keep doing the night time feedings. I do feel tired some days, but don't all moms? He also said his top teeth are close to cutting through. His gums are extremely swollen where his top teeth are coming down and I'm surprised he's been such a good sport - it looks painful.
Anyway - here are his 6 month stats:
Weight: 17 lbs 11 oz (50%)
Height: 27 1/4" (60%)
Head 17 1/4 (60%)
Rowan is doing exactly what Chandler did. They have both started out as really big babies in the 90th percentile and then started to even out at about 6 months. I can't believe how fast 6 months have gone. If only babies wouldn't grow up :(