Monday, October 24, 2011

6 Month Checkup

Hudson had his 6 month appointment today and got a great report!

The doctor is very pleased with his growth, both physically and developmentally, and said he looks wonderful! He said he can try any solids he wants now, including table foods, as long it's cut up small enough for him. No honey until 1 year though! It's the risk of botulism with honey, since it can't be pasteurized.

Hudson is a big boy! He is about average for both height and weight, which is good to know. It's hard to believe that in just 4 more pounds, he'll need to be in a new car seat. Wow! We're going to have to seriously start the hunt for a convertible/booster car seat very soon.

He did pretty good at the appointment, but when the doctor put his stethoscope on his back he started crying and cried a little bit the whole time the doctor was checking him out. It could be a little stranger anxiety too. Shots were also pretty traumatic this go-round but after a couple of minutes of snuggle time all was well again. It was also nearing nap time so this didn't help either. He was knocked out about 2 minutes after we left the parking lot and slept hard all the way home. He just woke up from an 1.5 hour nap and feels better. :-) I'm hoping the shots, especially the flu shot, don't bother him too much. They usually just make him more tired.

I'm glad he got a good report from the doc and he's looking great. We don't go back until the end of January for his 9 month appointment so it's nice to get a good break for a while. We do go back in 4 weeks for the second part of the flu shot. :( No more shots until 1 year after that though! YAY!

I hope y'all are having a fantastic Monday!


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