Monday, April 28, 2008

six-month checkup


We had Reed's six-month checkup today. He was such a good boy the entire time! He wowed the nurse and doctor with all his new skills, and flashed his smile to everybody there. He did so much better with his shots than he did at his four-month checkup. He didn't even cry until the second shot, and even then it was only for about ten seconds. He was a little nervous about his shots (okay, I was) when we heard the boy in on the other side of the office (that sounded like next door) was screaming, and I mean SCREAMING at the nurse, "GET OFF ME, NOOOWWW! DON'T TOOUUCCCHHHH MEEEE! GEEEETTTT AWAAAY FROM MEEE!" I told Reed when he gets bigger he better not act like, and he told me he wouldn't =).

He is still growing like a weed, at 27 1/4 inches tall and 16 lbs. 14 ozs. The doctor said he was above average in all his developmental milestones and said that Reed would be walking by his nine-month appointment. And he told us to start giving Reed a sippy cup. I can't believe he is old enough for this! And graham crackers, too, to chew on. Our little boy is growing up so fast!


I don't think he gets the hang of it just yet. The doctor said, "Leave the spill valve out of it at first so he understands the concept of it." I guess he's not going to come over and clean my floor for me.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Reed is so cute! He and Anna Kate weigh the same! Love them "practicing" with sippy cups. I was thinking about introducing graham crackers... Reed looks like he loves them!

Jessica said...

I was nervous at first, thinking he would choke on the pieces. But he really did fine - it just mashed up as he gummed it. Of course, not before it made a mess all over him and the floor!

Brittany said...

In the first pic Reed looks like he slid into home and got a little dirt on his uniform. Hope the doc shows up to clean the carpet. You are right. The sippy cup was have no mercy.

P.S. Do you know who Mark is? I got a comment on the blog in reference to Reed.

Brittany said...

Thanks for the clarification. That freaked me out a little bit. That is funny!

P.S. Love the new banner. It looks awesome!

Jimmy said...

This sucks! More shots??? ARRRGGGHHHH?

Whit & Lindsay said...

I love the new blog design....
Can't wait to see you guys!

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