Monday, March 30, 2009

Hannah Grace - Six Months

I cannot believe that Hannah is really six months old! Six and a half, actually. She is such a happy baby and is so good. She loves to play and talk to anyone and is so smiley! She recently has enjoyed sitting up. She is a very active little girl. I'm not sure if that will continue as she gets older. Uh-oh. If only she would sleep a little more...

Today we went in for Hannah's six month appointment. It went OK. She has only gained one pound and two ounces in the last couple of months, so Dr. B wants to move forward with labs. He isn't sure which ones to run yet, but will research it so we only have to stick once, hopefully. We will probably not do that until at least Wednesday and I have no idea how long results take or what our next plan of action will be. One step at a time. I'm not as concerned as she is following the exact pattern of growth that Austin did and after three years in the growth clinic at the Children's Hospital, we learned he was fine and just "fine featured." I am willing to do whatever Dr. B wants, though, because we never did run labs or anything with Austin and maybe it will help us avoid problems later on. She does eat...boy does she eat! She nurses every 2 1/2 to 3 hours during the day and at night, she actually eats more, every 1 1/2 - 2 hours. I think it's because it is much quieter at night and there are no distractions. She is at an age where she is highly distractable while eating...and let's face it, our home is highly distractable! She is also eating homemade baby cereal once in a while and we have thrown in sweet potatoes for some variety. Tonight, she gets to try avocados...yummy!

Hannah's length today was 25 1/2 inches (not sure about percentile), weight was 12 pounds exactly (off the bottom of the chart), and head circumference was 16 1/4" (not sure on that, either). She's doing excellent developmentally. She babbles, sits on her own for a few seconds, grabs things (including glasses and hair recently!), reaches for me when she sees me, giggles, and loves to stand.

So that about does it for today. I'll update more on her labs and our next steps when we get that all back. She goes back in a month for a weight check.


Anonymous said...

I am glad her Dr is running some lab work. I just thought about Jessica's little one. She has something else going on though, doesn't she? I can't remember all of that.
Love you!

Anonymous said...

Trista you and Steve have such beautiful babies. Such handsome little guys also. Tell all grandpa Rick loves them. Love to all, Dad