Thursday, August 24, 2006

6 month checkup

Turns out Shepherd is average for everything his age. 50% in height, 50% in weight, and 50% in length. What he's not average in? His level of activity. The pediatrician couldn't believe how active he was. She couldn't believe that he was pulling up from sitting to standing (he did this at the doctors office by pulling on the stethescope around her neck. She couldn't believe he was seconds away from crawling, and already creeping (he did this too). She commented that he was such an active little boy, that he is burning off every calorie he's taking in. How do we know this? Despite eating 3 meals a day, breastfeeding (ie. draining both breasts in one sitting) 5-6 times a day, he hasn't gained weight in 3 weeks. Which is fine, there was no need for alarm, she just said it sounds like he's burning a heckuva lot of calories. She asked if we were going to feed him meat, and we said yes... and she suggested we start him on a little bit of meat, for the added fat and calories, and hopefully bring his weight up just a nudge.

On top off the weight issue, he's teething again. Meaning runny nose, and crankiness. So add that to the four shots he got, and he's pretty vocal today. Poor guy is running a mild fever, but it's nothing that some Tylenol and some cuddling time won't cure.

Well, he's waking up from his little nap... I'd better go get him and have some cuddle time...

4 comments:

girl from florida said...

So active, WOW! That's awesome. Have you noticed yourself feeling hungrier as he nurses so much? What about extra weight loss? In the past month, Amelia has been nursing a lot and I've noticed I've lost more weight (despite eating a lot).

Alissa said...

Well, if you're going to be above average, milestones is the way to go! What a big boy he's getting to be...

Much More Than A Mom said...

Poor baby...I hate shots.

Glad to hear he's still perfect!

K. said...

Way to go little guy! I love the happy checkups...