Somehow I failed to give much of a six month update for Michael. Probably because I spent a few days mentally knocking my head against a wall, wondering how this baby of mine could possibly be half a year old. . . and now, in a heartbeat, another month has gone by. Sheesh!
His six month stats were:
Height: 24 1/2 inches - still not on the darn chart
Weight: 13.6 lbs. - also missing the chart, just barely
Head circumference: 42.5 cm. - 25%, apparently, like Harper, Michael has a huge head!
Michael at six months:
Michael today, at seven months old:
Michael showing his displeasure with the attempted photo session:
We went back to the doctor today to get his six month shots. The obstacles to getting them sooner included illness and massive power outages.
Michael after wearing himself out crying over his shots:
Does he look like a chubby baby to you yet? Because, let me tell you, the boy has been doing some serious growing this month. The two bottles a day that had been mandated by our pediatrician were really messing with my milk supply and pumping was not going well, so we are down to only nursing first thing in the morning and Michael is taking bottles of formula the rest of the day. The special formula we have to give him is higher in calories than regular infant formula and having it four or five times a day seems to be having the desired baby-bulking effect. He's like a baby Tom Hanks, eating Snickers and Doritos to pack it on for his latest movie role.