Austin at 6 Months

Austin McKean Woods at 6 Months:

Weight: 15 lbs 11 oz (he was 11 lbs 13 oz at 4 months!!!!)

Height: Around 27 inches

Hair/eye color: brown/brown

Favorite foods: chicken/prunes and turkey/peaches

Favorite toys: his blocks, Curious George stuffed animal, his snuggle monkey (he naps/sleeps with it ALWAYS), his teething toys.

Favorite things to chew on: EVERYTHING because he is STILL teething.  His first tooth is starting to poke through as of this afternoon.

Favorite song: All of the songs that his green puppy toy, Scout, sings to him.

Favorite thing to watch: Curious George, mainly the introduction song haha

Milestones this month: Austin’s bottom tooth is starting to come in and he can sit for 1-2 minutes unsupported (but then he reaches for something awkwardly and falls over).  He also really enjoys standing and prefers it to sitting, tummy-time, and basically everything else.  He definitely seems to understand the signs for ‘more,’ ‘please,’ ‘all done,’ and ‘thank you.’  There is just something in the way he reacts to those signs that makes me really think he knows what they mean.  In 1-2 months, he should be able to start using those signs.

A couple weeks ago, we started adding coconut oil to his meals.  1 tablespoon adds 120 extra calories to his daily intake.  His doctors want us to aim for 900-1000 calories a day (most babies eat 700-800 calories a day).  It was hard in the beginning to get him to eat that much, but with butter and the coconut oil added to his diet, Austin typiclly eats 950-1000 calories a day.

He has definitely been packing on the ounces lately! He gained a whole pound in two weeks, which is about what they want him to gain.  Most babies really taper off with their weight gain, but not Austin!  He’s still playing catch up.  Although he is now at the 15% line for weight (which is HUGEEEE, if you remember him being at the 1-3% line for the longest time), he still has a long way to go to get to the 50th percentile.  CF patients typically do better in general, are more healthy, and have better lung function if they can get to and stay at the 50th percentile for weight.  Austin would have to weigh 17 lb 10 oz in order to be at that 50th percentile today.  He is 2 pounds shy of that, but he is definitely catching up :)

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One thought on “Austin at 6 Months

  1. Well done Austin, mom and dad! You are doing well and looking cute too. Keep eating little boy. Our lives are also spent trying to get our DD to eat loads! I can appreciate the effort it takes x

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