Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cooper - 6 Months Old!

Um - excuse me, WHAT?!  How in the WORLD are we already half way through my little man's first year?!?!  I can say with 100% assurance that time goes by MUCH faster with the second baby.  With her, it seemed to take a long time to get to 6 months.  With Coop, it really does feel like he was just born a few weeks ago.  I have enjoyed this month SO much and he is such a joy to our family!

Here's how Cooper is doing compared to the milestones in What to Expect the First Year:

Weight: 18 lbs.
Diapers: Size 3
Clothes: All either 6 months, 6-9 months, and just starting to get into some 9 month

He's still on the 4 hour schedule, but we have adjusted it a little to incorporate solids:
7:00 - up for the day!  (7 oz bottle)
8:15 - solids (oatmeal cereal)
8:30ish - down for nap
11:00 - up and eat (8 oz)
12:30ish - down for nap
3:00 - up and eat (7-8 oz)
4:30ish - down for cat nap (usually only about 30 minutes)
5:45 - solids (oatmeal cereal, banana in his mesh feeder)
6:30 - bath
6:45 - bottle and bed (about 7 oz)
Sometimes he sleeps through the night, and sometimes he still gets up to eat.  We just take it day by day!

Cooper can do all of the things that a 6 month old baby should be able to do:
-keep head level with body when pulled to sitting
-say "ah-goo" or similar vowel-consonant combinations {Matt swears he said "alligator" the other day - haha}

Cooper can do all of the things that a 6 month old baby will probably be able to do:
-bear some weight on legs when held upright
-sit without support {not for long, but he can do it!}
-turn in the direction of a voice

Cooper can do some of the things that a 6 month old baby may possibly be able to do:
-stand holding on to someone or something {he can hold our hands and stand for about 30 seconds}
-object if you try to take a toy away
-work to get a toy that's out of reach
-pass a cute or other object from one hand to the other
-feed self cracker or other finger foods {he uses his mesh feeder wonderfully}

There were a few things that Cooper can not do from the "may possibly be able to" section:
-look for a dropped object {he just flings it, but doesn't care where it is afterwards - haha}
-rake with fingers a tiny object and pick it up in fist {um -WHY would I let him try this??}
-babble, combining vowels and consonants such as ga-ga-ga, ba-ba-ba, etc.

Cooper could NOT do any of the things from the "may even be able to" section:
-creep or crawl
-pull up to standing position from sitting
-get into sitting position from stomach
-pick up a tiny object with any part of thumb and finger
-say "mama" or "dada" indiscriminately

Here's how much my handsome boy has grown in the last 6 months!

And here's how much I still think he and LL look alike:


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