Thursday Graham went in for his 6 months appointment and he has lost weight! I knew it!! I kept saying he was smaller and that he was spitting up so much he wasn’t getting enough to eat, but NO ONE would listen to me and said I was overreacting. Okay, my no one I mean Casey. He was 13 pounds 13 ounces and 26 inches. Not sure on his head measurement, but it is average. He is in the 3rd percentile for weight. Boo. So we are going back in a month for a weight check and for his next vaccine. The pediatrician wasn’t too concerned though and said it is probably a combination of the reflux and genetics. I was a pretty small baby too. I don’t think people realize just how much he spits up and yes, I know they say it always looks like more than it is, but I promise you it is a lot. On a good day I would say it is 30% of what he eats and on a bad up to 60%. Yes, seriously. That is all foods including the solid food. He continues to love eating and I think it is his favorite part of the day. So far he has had butternut squash, prunes, applesauce, banana and oatmeal. He loves them all and I have made most of them. I did buy regular adult applesauce (sugar free) and I bought one jar of prunes before I was able to make some. Making the food is actually really easy, at least for now. Not sure what we will add to the list this week.
The pediatrician said he looks great and is advanced for sitting up so soon. Of course he still refuses to roll all they way over in either direction so he is a big behind on that one. He could care less about rolling. He sits great and will sometime lose his balance, but for the most part he sits and plays great on his own.
This week he has decided that diaper changes are the absolute worst thing in the world. He screams at the top of his lungs, tears rolling down his face which is red with anger. He also started throwing these little fits while I am changing him. At first I thought something was wrong and he was in pain, but now I realize it is his new angry dance. I dread diaper changes. He gets himself so worked up that it takes awhile to calm him back down. He also has decided getting a bath isn’t much fun either. He enjoys the bath at first, but now hates when I wash his hair and does his angry dance when I try to put on his diaper and pj’s. He also has started becoming very attached to me. It is getting a bit out of control. Luckily he will still go to Casey and is a perfect little angel for him when I am gone. If I am in the room watch out. The yelling starts and he is in a panic to find me and make as much noise as he can until I come get him. I know it is just a phase and it wasn’t a big deal until this weekend. The last 3 days or so he has decided that me being with him isn’t enough. I don’t really know what he expects from me. He gets mad if I put him down to play, put him in the excersaucer, change him, sit down with him, pretty much anything I do makes him mad. It is very frustrating. My options are limited since I don’t want to listen to him cry for an hour. I suppose I just have to wait for it to pass and deal with it, but it makes for a very long and tiring day for me. The biggest issue is that it is impossible for me to get a Christmas picture of him. I spent all week making a hat for him and I can’t even sit him down to take a picture! Plus it was so nasty out this weekend and the light in the house was terrible so I didn’t even try to take them. I really need to take some this week.
I hate that so much of this post is negative, but that is Graham this week. I did some shopping Saturday and he was great for Casey all day and then turned into a little grump the second I got home. Even Casey made a comment about how much he changed when I got home. Hopefully this phase won’t last long!
Here is a video I took of him enjoying his homemade prunes. I took it in one hand while feeding him with the other so the quality isn’t great, but it is fun to watch. Also the SD card ran out of space so it cuts off really abruptly, but it was too cute not to post.