Well it's hard to believe that my 'baby' is 6 months now! We took him to the doctor today to get him checked out. He is now weighing in at 16 lb 7 oz, which puts him between the 25th and 50th for weight. He is 27 inches tall, which puts him in the 75th percentile. It is amazing how big he is getting!
As far as development is concerned, he is lagging behind quite a bit now. I am going to call Early Intervention tomorrow to get him in. The Ped thinks he needs some OT (occupational therapy) to get him caught up. He thinks it is just prematurity still, but we'll know more after an eval and a couple more months. Even though he was about 5 weeks early, he is following a pattern of a more premature baby, so we need to keep a close eye on him. His fine motor skills are the most severe, but he is lagging in all areas.... gross motor, social/emotional, communication, and such.
We are also going to keep him on the Lactose Free formula and see if we are going to end up with a milk/lactose problem. He is struggling a lot with the baby cereal so we are trying some different things to get him to take it. He has started some veggies now, and does OK with those. He just is taking so much longer to learn things than we are used to, and we forget to give him time.
But all in all, he is healthy at least, and finally we have his ingrown toenail problem solved. The poor kid had to catch a break somewhere, right?
The other kids are doing great too. We all have slight colds right now, but hopefully they won't get bad with all that we have going on with the holidays. I hate to have to have us miss stuff, so we hopefully will make it through without any Dr trips or anything.
I am going to see if I can get some pictures of the kids tomorrow and post them as well.
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