Little Si turned six months old on September 1st! Our sleepy little newborn is now a loud, flirty, smiley, quite rambunctious little guy. He loves to bounce, roll, suck his toes, and screech. He’s always moving his legs, and he loves to watch his older brothers.
He started solids the day after his half-birthday, and what a champ he was. He stared at the spoon with anticipation, reached out for the bowl, and gobbled up his food. So far he’s tried and enjoyed rice cereal, winter squash, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots and yogurt.
I took in him for his six month well baby visit. Doc says he’s a healthy guy, and right on track. Interestingly enough, he’s the smallest of our boys (both shortest and lightest). At six months of age, he’s 1 lb and 2″ smaller than Avery was, and 4lbs, 1″ smaller than Kieron. I suppose if we had to give them labels, Avery would be our lanky, Kieron our tanky, and Silas our tiny. Here are his stats:
Height: 26.5 in (40.93%)
Weight: 16 lb 9 oz (30.5%)
Head: 17.01″ (43.4%)
Avery has been wiggling a loose tooth for the past month or so, and consuming lots of apples and corn-on-the-cob too! His new, adult tooth was even pushing up behind it, giving Avery “shark teeth,” which he thought was very cool. I have to say, a child with his first loose tooth is awfully cute! Avery was so proud of this right of passage, showing anyone he could, “wanna see my looth tooth!?”
Well wouldn’t you know it, the tooth finally came out an hour after Jonathan left for an overnight backpacking trip with a buddy! Avery bolted in from the back yard beaming, holding it up, “Mommy, my tooth came out!” Sweet boy that he is, he said he wanted to keep it until Daddy got back so he could show him before he gave it to the tooth fairy. So that’s what we did. The tooth fairy left him a silver half dollar.
The next day we counted all of Avery’s money (he saved $40.11), and he decided he wanted to spend some of it on a new toy for himself. We went to the toy store, and he bought a Pirates of the Caribbean Lego Set (seriously, the boy doesn’t have enough Legos yet?) Oh well, his choice.
And a few shots from Jason and Jonathan’s backpacking trip at Rachel Lake