Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011 - Noah's News

Noah is 6 months old today!  Feeling like I've just gotten used to the idea of having two children, it is a surprise to me that the youngest one is already half a year old!  

Noah has been to the doctor a lot lately; two weeks in a row he had some kind of a bug with various symptoms that required tests to make sure he didn't have a Kenya-related infection (malaria, etc).  Luckily it was (or they were) just a virus, but he has definitely been a little bit off, particularly in the sleeping-at-night department.  While not sleeping well, he is eating well and has tried apples, bananas, pears, and orange veggies like squash, sweet potato and carrots.  Next week we might start on the greens.  Developmentally he is doing great and acquires new skills every day.  Noah has some favorite toys - particularly a crab rattle that Grace also loved and his taggie - and continues to love music and Grace.  While not yet successful, he looks like he is trying to crawl and can both rotate 180 degrees on his belly and push himself up and down the length of his crib. Some of his uncharacteristic fussiness might also be related to teething but there is no way to know until he actually gets some teeth!  These are his latest stats:
  • Height: 67 cm or 26.3 in or 50th percentile
  • Weight: 7.74 kg or 17.1 lbs or 50th percentile
  • Head Circumference: 44 cm or 17.3 in or 50-75th percentile

These are pictures of Noah from this week (I know there are too many, but really, how could I choose just one?!). Despite getting two shots today he managed to be in good spirits for his monthly photo. The third one down (close up of his face) is my absolute favorite - I know he is Danish, but when he smiles like that I can't help but think of my Nana's favorite song, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling".  He is a handsome little buddy for sure!



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