Tuesday, July 01, 2008

6 Month "Party"

Ben turned 6 months old on Saturday! We celebrated with Grandad, Grammy, Aunt Juju, Uncle Frank, Uncle Ron, Uncle Philip and Uncle Scott at the Beach House in Emerald Isle. It was A LOT of fun! I made half a cake for Ben and he even tried some of the icing!
He ended up putting his hands and whole foot IN the cake by accident.

It was a great time to relax, enjoy the beach and catch up with family.

Ben love his Grandad!
And eating books!

Speaking of eating books, we went to the doctor for Ben's 6-month check up (and shots!). The doc seems to think that Ben is teething. He said that the bottom left gums look inflamed and seems to think that the right bottom tooth will follow soon after the left. Tylenol doesn't seem to help. He does like his mesh teether.....we put ice cubes in it (learned this trick from Baby Bridget!) But, the nights have been VERY long lately. He is SO uncomfortable....and it is really wearing on all of us.

He's now 16 lbs 8 ounces and is in the 50 percentile for weight, length and head circumference. Ben has been eating every 2 hours at daycare, so we are working on spacing that out to every 3-4 hours with a meal of rice cereal and fruit/veggie twice a day! Soon we will be adding the third meal.

Little man is growin up so fast.....time for another....hehe! Just kidding!


andiewade said...

your so cheesy, old roomie. cheesy but fun! i can't wait to see what you do for his actual birthday!

LoveLladro said...

ha! blog stalking right back! i was scrolling through and saw this about ben teething... i may be too late but have you tried baby motrin? it's supposed to work better than tylenol because it reduces inflammation ;~) i kind of hope i am too late and that you already stumbled upon this magic cure and you are all singing show tunes now. yeah, i need sleep.