7 Months Old and Dr. Appointment

Yesterday was Jeff’s 6 month well baby check, technically he was 7 months old during this. The lady that scheduled it snuck an extra month in. No big deal. He got his shots and was so good! He weighs 16 pounds and is 22 inches long! A big boy for sure! He cried a bit after the shots but had stopped before we left the office.

He is cutting teeth!!! On the top, I can feel them coming in. This is going wayyy too fast! I sometimes miss the little newborn he was. I could hold and cuddle him easier back then. It is hard for me to hold him much now he is a wiggler! He was fussy last night and I gave him some infants Tylenol and he fell asleep for about an hour or two. So, about 9pm I got in the tub with him last night and he loved it!

He finally fell back to sleep about midnight, which was fine because I was up and so was Michael. His doctor contacted UK Hospital about circumcising him. They(his pediatrician and the hospital) like to wait until they are at least 6 month old to do that. Now I wanted it done after he was born, but because of the issues with the breech birth they would not. Which I understood. So, I am waiting to hear from the hospital about an appointment for that. It is supposed to be an outpatient procedure, but I have issues with the stuff they use to put you to sleep for surgery. Not sure if they will put him out or just give a local, I will have to ask about that. I am hoping that I did not pass my issues on to Jeff. I have always had a hard time waking up after surgery.

So, when I have Jeff on the bed with us, he likes to climb on us, then pushes up to his feet. If you hold his hands he is standing up and trying to walk! He totally loves the Alphabet Pal that his grandma (Michael’s mom) sent him. He just thinks that is the cat’s meow! He is amazing and growing so fast!

He is eating solid foods now. He loves green beans, but not the cereals. Does not like peas, but loves sweet potatoes. Not too sure how he feels about carrots because we tried them last night but with the shots and all he was not into eating solid food last night. So we are going to try them today.

I can’t believe it is almost November! Holy cow! The day after Thanksgiving will be 3 years I have been here with Michael. Seems like yesterday honestly! Well, I need to run. Jeff is waking up and today is Michael’s appointment with the surgeon for his knee.

-Ciao!

WIC

A couple of days ago we had a WIC appointment. Normally those appointments are pretty straightforward and are no stress. This last one was another story however. Michael went with me for the second time and I made him my proxy so if for what ever reason I can not go, he can go in my place and do the pick up.

So the appointment was for 3pm. I did that on purpose because it is easier to get Jeff to appointments in the afternoon. Well, as it turned out we almost missed this one. Which of course causes me stress because WIC gives us formula for Jeff and it is important to get that. So, I called them to see if it could be rescheduled, but the appointments were booked solid until mid November! I could walk-in during specific hours and pick up the next three months, but honestly I did not want to do it that way because I would be sitting there for God knows how long! Not really what I want to do with my Monday. We got there with a few minutes to spare.

I knew that they would be removing me from the program because I am not breastfeeding anymore. Which is fine. Yeah, we will miss the food aspect of it for us, but they are giving us formula, cereal, and baby food fruits and veggies for Jeff. So,that is more important. I go back in January again, we go back every 3 months. I am having trouble accepting that Jeff is already 6 months old! At the end of the month we go back to the doctor for him. He gets more shots and his six month check up. He is learning and growing so much every single day.

He mimics the things I do, when I kiss his hand, he pulls my hand to his mouth. Like he is kissing it. It is so sweet. Michael has drill this weekend again. He was not happy about having back to back drill weekends, but I told him that actually it was a good thing because now he got it out of the way, the rest of the month is his. I guess he did not think about that. LOL.

Jeff should be crawling here really soon I think. He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth, soon he will taking off across the floor! He is already rolling over very well and extremely quickly! So much so when I have him on the bed, I have to watch him closely or he will roll right off the bed!

His personality is really coming out now as well. He has learned to scream and screech and he thinks he is the cat’s meow when he does this. He will look at us and smile as if to say isn’t that great?!?! We are trying to get him to use his ‘inside’ voice but not sure how well that is working out for us. LOL.

Well, I am going to run. I am still tired and I got him to go back to sleep. So now momma can go back to sleep too Smile 

-Ciao!