[Mason] 6 Months.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

First of all, so sorry to be MIA for so long. Thing have been a little crazy at work and by the time I finally get home, get Mason ready for bed, eat dinner, and get maybe two words in to Seth... I fall asleep on the couch. I've been SO tired recently. I even thought about going to bed at 9pm when Mason went to bed but I thought I could stay up a little longer to blog. So hopefully I don't fall asleep as I type lol.

I just came on the computer to write about Mason's 6 month birthday yesterday and realized I forgot to post my last post about him trying rice cereal and oatmeal. Oatmeal went over a lot better than rice cereal, but not nearly as good at sweet potatoes today! But I am getting a head of myself. We had Mason's 6 month well doctor visit yesterday and he did great! The visit started off amazing when the nurse asked what formula we feed Mason. It is a standard question that they always ask and we said Similac Alimentum.

Hold on a sec.

Cue nurse walking back in with TONS of cans of formula. I was SHOCKED and SO HAPPY all at the same time. It was like won the lottery! Alimentum is SUPER expensive and the sales at Babies R Us are never on it. Always exclude it. So annoying. Because my baby requires a little help breaking down his food, you charge me extra and don't let me participate in sales. Super unfair. Anyway, Mason's doctor is AMAZING and this is what we ended up taking home :

14 Alimentum and 6  Sensitive!

I asked Dr. Tran if we could ween Mason off the Alimentum and onto something cheaper (I love him dearly and would continue to buy the bank breaking formula if I have to but if he could switch to something cheaper then I would loooooove that). She suggested the Similac Sensitive and gave us some samples. (And by some, I mean 6! AND she told us when we run out of these samples that we could call and get more free samples! Now I loved his doctor before this but now I REALLY love her!). She suggested in a 6 oz bottle to do 4 oz Alimentum and 2 oz Sensitive and slowly lower the Alimentum until its all Sensitive. So we will be trying that soon to see how he likes it!

Happy boy at the doctor! And his boo boo after his shots :(

I had wanted to take Mason's pictures on his birthday but the timing just didn't work out. I was at work until 2:30, quickly came home and wanted to take his pics before his doctor appointment but it was meltdown central so we put him to sleep for a quick 20 minute power nap. We went to the doctor and came home and by 5:15pm, Mason was out for the night. So... pictures are one day late :)
Happy 6 month birthday!

6 month stats :

i weigh 16 lbs. 15 oz. - 40th percentile
i am 27 inches tall - 70th percentile
i moved up to size 2 diapers
i have had 3 colds now
i celebrated my first christmas and my first new years
i tried rice cereal for the first time... and didn't really like it
i tried oatmeal for the first time... and did like it!
i like to sleep on my side now
i can giggle and laugh
i met my uncle david for the first time
i eat between 6 to 8 oz at each feeding
i eat every 3-4 hours
i haven't really eaten any solids yet but mommy and daddy are going to start
i don't overly like tummy time but am going to practice more so my arms get stronger and i can practice rolling over more
mommy and daddy are going to help me learn to sit

And the most anticipated picture...


I spent ALL week trying to get this picture and he finally cooperated today :)


Happy 6 month birthday baby! Mommy and Daddy love you SO much!

I can't believe my baby is already 1/2 year old....