Friday, September 14, 2012

7 Months!

Adrian is 7 months and I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. On one hand, I can't believe he is already 7 months, but on the other hand it seems like he's been here forever. I don't know what we did before he was in our lives. I'll warn you, this is a little picture heavy as I've included some favorites from his 6 month photo shoot!

This past month has been interesting to say the least. He has gotten away from sleeping through the night and is battling eczema. The day after (no joke) his 6 month appointment, he woke up with his right ear red and swollen. Luckily our doc has Saturday hours so we took him right in. Adrian had scratched his ear and the scratch became infected... first antibiotics. Due to the severity of his eczema, our doc recommended many items and gave us a prescription for Atopiclair. It's an expensive non-steroidal cream that we now put on 4 times a day. We also give him a daily (or every other day) bath in luke warm water with no soap, don't dry him and put on the Atopiclair as soon as he's out. Then us Aveeno Eczema Cream all over. We're seeing improvements, but it's a long road.  Last week he was diagnosed with weeping eczema which is when his skin looks wet, so back to the doc. Our doctor said when it's really dry out, people with eczema have flare ups and he gave us another prescription to use on just the weeping areas. Poor baby! Adrian is a trooper and really doesn't get too mad when he doesn't feel well - he just becomes lethargic. We could tell something was wrong, but we wasn't all out screaming. Good news - he's back to himself so we know he feels better.

He also cut his first tooth on Sept 3 2012! The bottom center left tooth. (Update - 9/10/12 - got his 2nd tooth!) Now he wakes up at night needing a teething tablet and his paci to help his gums. But he goes back to bed pretty quickly.

At 7 Months:
- Adrian weighs 17 lbs, 2 oz. Not sure of his length.
- Wears size 6 month clothes. Some 3-6 and 6-9 month fit
- Wears a size 2 diaper and sleeps in a size 3
- Eating solid foods! He LOVES rice cereal and also eats sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, and peas.
- Still breastfed at everymeal (or has a bottle of breastmilk)
- Talks all the time... Amamamama and Bababababa
- Loves to laugh
- Grabbing everything!

- Loves to look around - its getting harder to distract him from the things we don't want him playing with.
- Loves his exersaucer
- Still swaddled at night and for some naps
- Takes 2, 2-2.5 hour naps a day.

In addition to the monthly updates, I want to document our daily schedule:
6am - Wake up and eat
7am - Get ready for the day
7:30am - Leave for daycare/work
       while at daycare: 8:30am - bottle (3-4 oz)
                                 9am - 11am nap (sometimes longer)
                                 12:30 pm - bottle (8-12 oz)
                                 2pm - 4pm nap
                                 4:30pm - bottle (3-4 oz)
5pm - pick up from daycare
6:15pm - dinner time: nurse, veggie then rice cereal
7:30 pm - bedtime: Atopiclair, lotions, PJs, Good-night animals, book, swaddle, bed. He doesn't fuss at all when it's time to sleep.

Some of my favorite 6 Month Photos:

Dad, you're tickling me!

Okay, Mom. I'm about done with pics!