Friday, April 13, 2012

6 month update

Wow, I can't believe Liam is already 6 months. A half a year has gone by since Liam was born.

Last week we had Liam's last Synagis shot for the season as well as appointments with his pediatrician and his nutritionist.

While in the NICU Liam got weighed daily, so waiting a whole month for a weight just seems like an eternity! I can certainly tell he has gained weight though, I just wasn't sure how much. At his last visit a month ago he was 7lbs 4oz.

I'm happy to say Liam is now 8lbs 13oz! How amazing is that! His weight and length are still not on the charts but his head circumference is now at 9% (adjusted age).

Our next visit with the pediatrician is at 9 months, crazy! I can't believe that Noah was 20.5 inches at birth and Liam is still behind that at 6 months.

I have to say though, at 3 months Noah just made 9lbs so Liam isn't that far behind with his adjusted age.

Just a bit of a recap of Liam at 6 months:

Weight: 8lbs 13oz (15 oz at birth)
Height: 19 3/4 inches (11 inches at birth)
Head: 15 1/4 inches

Size clothes:  For the most part Liam is in newborn clothes.  We are finally out of preemie clothes, woohoo!

Diaper size:  Newborn diapers

Eating habits:  Liam is eating 80-90 cc's every 3 hours during the day and will usually wake up once at night to eat.  We are still seeing the nutritionist and are bulking up his formula to 24 calories.

Sleeping habits:  Liam is still pretty much like a newborn baby.  He mostly eats and sleeps!  After he has a bottle he sleeps a good bit.  At night he goes down around 10PM or a bit later and wakes up usually around 3AM.

Milestones:  As far as development and milestones go Liam is smiling up a storm, trying to swat things with his hands, sitting up in his bumbo like a champ and doing great with his tracking. With Noah I didn't pay half the attention to these things like I am with Liam. He is obviously behind in many things since being a micro preemie but he continues to amaze us with all that he can do.  Liam has been working with Early Steps and I feel it has helped him tremendously.

Here are some recent pics of my cutie.

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