Thursday, February 23, 2012

Six Months Old

Rambling thoughts on Riggins.....

Riggins has hit the six month mark. He weighs 20 pounds and is 27.4 inches long. Very impressive for a boy that was born four weeks early.

The doctor has still nicknamed him trouble but has referred us to many place for all his minor problems (asthma, acid reflux, etc). Hopefully, they can figure it all out.

Riggins is still not sleeping through the night but we also can't let him cry it out until they make sure he is breathing and not choking on his spit up.

He currently enjoys rolling. He rolls very fast but will only roll left so he gets pretty angry when he hits the walls. He has learned that he has to roll his big head carefully or it hurts. He even does good downstairs on the hardwood floors.

He enjoys people and will smile at anyone that will smile at him. You could say he seems to know how to "turn it on" so people call him things like "adorable" and "cute".

He is not shy and will let anyone hold him. This is good because last week when he was on steriods and would not let us sit down he got passed around a lot. We were thankful for good friends that were willing to hold him. We were also thankful that we could afford gas to drive all over the area around us so Riggins would sleep.

He wants to be big like his sibling but can't seem to figure out how to keep up with them. He gives Avalee a nice smile every day when she comes home from school. The day he didn't smile at her we took him to the doctor to find out he had bronchitis.

Even though he needs to learn to walk because he is SO heavy, we love having him in our home.