So, since this is supposed to be a Mommy-blog, I figure I should do a post about the kids… good idea, no?
Well, R had his 6 month pediatrician’s appointment yesterday and he is officially HUGE. 29 inches long and over 21 lbs. That makes him bigger than L at a year. Even charting his stats as a 7m old he is off the charts for height. Surprise, surprise the kid is going to be tall -- who would have ever guessed (those who don’t know me IRL -- I am 5’10’’ and B’s male family members are tall too).
R is also crawling. He does this adorable inch-worm like crawl where he gets up on his hands and toes, moves forward a bit and then does a walrus-like belly flop on the floor to move himself forward. The sure way to get him to crawl -- put the remote on the floor. Although, this is difficult to do at times because L loves to be helpful and will run at full speed to the remote and then deposit it smack in front of R to save him the effort. All in all -- very cute!!
His sleeping is getting a BIT better. As of right now we are only getting up once or twice a night. He still won’t eat solids to save his soul -- although he will chew on frozen solids in the “baby safe feeder” that we have for him. Independent little stinker!
Anyways -- he is the sweetest little guy ever -- and that isn’t just mommy talking. Everyone who sees him, plays with him, etc. thinks he is just a doll. I so wish I could freeze him in time at this age because I am well aware of the tantrums that are fast approaching….
DS tidbit: Many of the common physical features of Down syndrome also appear in people with a standard set of chromosomes. They may include a single transverse palmar crease (a single instead of a double crease across one or both palms), an almond shape to the eyes caused by an epicanthic fold of the eyelid, upslanting Palpebral fissures, shorter limbs, poor muscle tone, a larger than normal space between the big and second toes, and protruding tongue.