miller's milestones

Friday, November 10

on october 17th, miller turned 6 months old. he has been sitting independently for quite some time now. and, starting around 5 months, decided to stop sleeping through the night. i really thought he might be ready for food, but due to his eczema issues, i really wanted to wait as long as possible. apparently, children with eczema often times also have asthma and/or food allergies. breastfed children are at a lower rate for all of these issues. so, our pediatrician recommends breastfeeding exclusively until 6 months. we made it! we started miller on rice cereal, he was eating 4 tablespoons of a thick consistency within 3 days, started vegetables in 4. he started sleeping through the night again immediately. it has been crazy! the boy loves to eat! but we do have to try each new food for 5 days to watch for allergies.

blogger and i are about to fight-it has not uploaded any of my images today in the right order.

so, the second picture is carter trying to feed miller herself right after his first experience with rice cereal. we thought it was too cute!

now for the dets:
at his 6 month check-up, miller was 17 lbs 13 oz and 28 inches long. he is still in the 75th percentile for weight and 95th percentile for hieght. consistency is good. as for his head, it only grew 1/2 or 1 cm so, the curiosity has subsided as long as it continues to grow at a more normal rate. so, all is good.

oh wait, did i mention that miller also has 2 teeth! that's right, 2 teeth.



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