A Little Something Extra

Monday, August 3, 2009

Matthew is 6 months old!




The pants are a 6/9 and looked like they would fit well based on length. Unfortunately, he couldn't sit up in them because there wasn't enough room for him to bend!
Two very tired boys (check out Matthew's thighs!)
I'm getting... very...
sleepy.

Today is Matthew's half-birthday. He's still quite the chubby bubby. He weighed in at 20 pounds (88th %ile), a mere 11 ounces lighter than Micah's current weight (though that is not Micah's highest recorded weight... he's down almost a pound based on the weight check on Saturday at the pediatrician's office when we were trying to figure out why he's had vomiting and diarrhea for almost 2 weeks now... maybe I'll share more about that kid's medical stuff sometime in the near future).

Anyway, Matthew is 26.5 inches long (59th %ile). So it appears, at least for now, that the poor kid is the unfortunate recipient of my build and not Mark's (Nathan is usually around 25th %ile in weight and 75th %ile in height, more closely resembling his father's build).

Matthew is a super happy baby as long as he's being held. He has this annoyingly loud happy screech. He puts everything in his mouth, which is what most babies do, but I had forgotten that since Micah puts NOTHING in his mouth (including paper, which he loves to play with and I've occasionally forgotten to move out of Matthew's way). Matthew is sitting independently and can flop onto the floor without crashing too hard. He likes to roll around, but hasn't figured out army crawling yet. I'm sure it won't be long.

11 comments:

Emily said...

What a doll! Happy 1/2 birthday!

Andy and Katie said...

Happy 1/2 year to your family!!! Matthew is precious...love the almost sleeping sequece!!! I have a child that is happy as long as he is held too....makes it difficult at times... :)

MommySecrets said...

Happy Birthday Matthew - you're a cutie!

Cathy said...

Six months!?!?! How did that happen??? Didn't you just post a poll on BBC about baby boy names? Wow does time fly quickly.

Happy 1/2 birthday sweet boy!

Jessica-MomForHim said...

Boy, he sure looks like his brothers! :-)

ATLKrafts said...

wow-- he is huge and so cute, and has changed SO much in the last few months... coming into his own as the baby of 3 boys

Heidi said...

Wow - that happened fast! Happy 6 months Matthew!

Angela said...

He is such a doll! I had to laugh when I saw the picture of him in his jeans on the couch and you said you couldn't sit him up! LOL! Totally reminded me of my 1st daughter... she was a HUGE baby- height AND weight. Always past 100%. I would try to put those cute jeans on her and forget it- I could barely button them, much less bend her to sit! Also- statistics are a funny thing... our oldest is VERY tall and thin, our middle (boy) is fairly average all the way around and our youngest daughter is so tiny she's not even on the weight chart (below the bottom 1%)! God's handiwork is interesting- and sometimes so unexplainable... but no matter how they come to us, they are each unique, special, and blessed.

Jonathan's Mom said...

He's growing up so fast! Can't wait for him and Gracie to meet someday!

Rena said...

What a cutie! Don't you just love the chunky thigh stage?

Kris said...

Adorable pictures! Happy half birthday Matthew! I love the chunky thighs!!! Kris