Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kellan is 6 Months!

Kellan turned 6 months on Friday, April 20 and he had his 6 month check up yesterday!  I always dread these check-ups because he gets his vaccination shots, however this doctor visit we had a tough little man!  He did so well! He cried at the initial stick (all THREE of them :( bless his little heart) and then he never made another peep.  He was our happy, squealing, curious little baby for the rest of the day and night.  Everyone has told me that the shots are worse for mom and dad than they are for baby and it is definitely true!

Here's daddy and Kellan waiting for us to be called back...look at that face...he doesn't suspect a thing!

Daddy and Kellan waiting to be seen by Dr. Sibal.
Mommy and her happy boy!
Here are Kellan's stats for this month's visit:

Height:  28 1/4 inches long ~ he's in the 97 percentile!  We have a tall little boy!
Weight:  18.4 pounds ~ he is in the 65 percentile...he's gained 4 1/2 pounds since his 4 month visit!
Head Circumference: 17 3/4 inches

Its amazing how much they change in such a short amount of time.  At his 4 month visit he rolled all over the examination table.  This time he was not too fond of the crinkling noise that the tissue paper made!

A few more statistics for this month:

Sleeping:  We try to get Kellan down for the night between 8:30-9 pm.  He typically will wake once between 4:30-5, nurse, and then sleeps until 7:30 am when he's up for the day. He is also FINALLY beginning to take 2 naps during the day!  I've worked to get him on a feed-wake-sleep schedule so he doesn't need me to nurse to help him sleep.  On this schedule he usually needs a nap after being awake for 2 hours.  He doesn't usually need a nap in the late afternoon/early evening.

Eating: OK now I'm a very particular mama.  I have been very strict about what Kellan eats and I'm sure there will be many more blog posts about that!  So far I have made all of his food and he eats twice a day (morning and early evening).  Kellan has eaten:  Egg YOLKS (no whites), avocado, banana, sweet potato, mango, rutabaga, lamb, papaya, liver, carrots, pear, and butternut squash.  The only thing he hasn't really liked is the mango.  I don't know why because its very sweet.  Like I said I'll blog a lot more in the future about why I've chosen to feed the way that I have.

Drinking: Kellan is exclusively breastfed and nurses every 2 1/2 to 3 hours...sometimes he will go longer.  No juice at all and only water twice (he didn't like it).

Clothes:  Kellan can still squeeze into some 6 month clothes but is mostly in 6-9 months and 9 months.  Its only a matter of time before our tall baby completely pushes his little tootsies out of the 6-9 months!  He just moved into size 3 diapers.

Milestones: 1.  He can sit unsupported for short lengths of time.

2.  He babbles and squeals ALL THE TIME! He loves to let out LOUD squeals and shrieks when we are in restaurants and grocery stores.  Michael and I have a joke that "He's just finding his voice." Well let me tell you...he's definitely found it! Sounds he can make: hey, ya, da and lots of other babbles!  He smiles and laughs a lot.  He is starting to develop a sense of humor and has the CUTEST giggle and belly laugh when he finds mommy or daddy funny!
3.  He is reaching and grabbing for everything!
I'll just help myself.
Just a little bit more!

4.  He knows what to do with a cup and opens his mouth and stretches his neck out whenever one is nearby!

5. He enjoys playing in his excersaucer still and his swing from time to time.

6.  He is obsessed with the television and for this reason we keep it off for most of the day.  He constantly looks up at it to see if its on!
7.  He loves to stand up when one of us supports him.
8.  He has lots of toys that he enjoys playing with but everything goes immediately to his mouth.  He loves to find the tag on anything and chews on it!  His toys usually end up being waved around and then thrown down. His favorite toys at the moment are his "taggie" toy, his crackle book, and his soft snake rattle.  He is fascinated by everything...even a little piece of lint!

9.  Kellan isn't crawling yet but he gets where he wants to go!  When he is placed on his back he almost immediately rolls to his tummy.  He also rotates and inches his way to whatever he wants on his blanket.
10.  His newest toy is his walker.  Daddy insisted that he needed one!  His little legs aren't quite long enough yet but mommy uses it to pull him around the house :)

11.  And last but not least Kellan loves books!  He loves to be read to and even tries to turn the pages!  He usually gets at least 2 books read to him everyday.

Ok that wraps up this post!  Here are a few more pictures of our 6 month old baby! :)


  1. Glad you joined the blogging world. Hope maybe I was a little influence there! :-) Great start! Sherry

  2. I love it! I have so many friends with kids that are blogging now. They are so fun to follow and a great way for out of town friends and family to see what we are up to! I have also heard of companies that will print your blog and it can be used as a type of baby book. Anyway, we'll see how it goes but its at least a start!

    1. Yes, you can print the blog as a book. I have printed one book so far that only goes up to Evan's 1st year (and was around 150 pages...yikes). It can get pretty pricey, but it is the way I am handling my pictures now so it is worth it. I used Cutest Blog on the Block (through Sharedbook to print mine). Happy Blogging!

  3. I loved reading all about the Grizzard family. I have to say that this brought tears to my eyes. You are such a great mommy and wife! I can see how happy you are and how much joy Kellan brings in your life. Thanks for sharing :)

    love ya!

    1. Thank you! Having a little one definitely changes your perspective on things...he kind of makes it hard NOT to be happy! Can't wait to see you tomorrow! love you too!!