What He’s Up To
As promised, here’s the Harper update.
I was just sure this little stinker was around 20 pounds, so I was surprised when he only weighed in at 18lbs. 13 oz. which puts him at just under the 80th percentile for weight.
He is now 27 3/4 inches long, which places him at about 75th percentile for height. He’s right on target with growth, but seems to be just a tad behind in some of his motor skills.
He’s still not rolling over on his own consistently, and is still quite wobbly when sitting up. He is extremely vocal, but he isn’t really making the usual da, ma, ga sounds that the doctor is looking for. He mostly squeals and gurgles, but I’m hoping some of those other sounds will show up soon.
He’s also not the most enthusiastic eater, which is new for me since both Zoe and Landon couldn’t wait to start eating foods. He really doesn’t like rice cereal and other than that he’s had carrots (which he liked) peaches (which he did not like) and peas (which he’s so-so about). I’m not real worried about this eating thing though, I think he’ll come around as he gets used to the idea of eating foods more often.
He has set his own bedtime at 7pm and can barely make it to that time before coming unglued. For about a week he went to bed at 7pm and then woke up for a bottle around 5:30am and then back to sleep till 7, but that seems like ages ago now. As of now, he’s still going to bed at 7pm, but waking up between 12:30-2:30am for a bottle (8oz.) and then again around 5-5:30am. It’s not the best schedule, but as usual, we’re working on it.
Besides all that, he is just a ton of fun. He gets so excited when we play peek-a-boo, and laughs and screams. He wants anything and everything in his mouth and works hard at getting whatever he can out of our hands. Just today while we were at the grocery store he kept himself entertained by trying to get the list I had in my hand into his hands. It was quite a task to shop and play keep the paper out of the baby’s reach!
He had to get three shots today, and he did really good. He didn’t cry at all during the first one, but then cried for the other two. As soon as I picked him up, he stopped crying and went back to being his happy little self. He’s really pretty easy going, and that is such a huge help. Luckily, we don’t have to go back to the doctor until he is 9 months old, so I don’t have to worry about shots for a whole 3 months! Phew!