I meant to post this before I left for a 3 day trip on Wednesday, but as you probably know there is not always enough time in the day, so here goes:
We had Cutter's 6 month check up on Monday and "little" man weighed in at 20 lbs 8 ounces, he was 28 inches tall (I say "was" because he has probably grown half an inch or so) and has a head circumference of 18 inches! He is in the 90th percentile in all three categories! Doc said everything looked good with his head shape and should only get better, since he is not spending much time on his back anymore. We are still working tummy time, he hates it, but I make him do it. He will thank me one day, when he is crawling for a toy! He is reaching more, but he prefers to do it from a sitting position.
The pediatrician did have one concern with the "little" man. He has a heart murmur that he has yet to out grow. She said that she is not too worried about it, but wants to get a ultrasound just to make sure. The pediatrician's office that we go to was started by a pediatrician that specializes in pediatric cardiology, but he has broken his ankle and will be out of the office until August. We will be calling and making an appointment with him when he returns. Until then she gave us a list of some signs to watch out for, some of the more serious ones include: sweating while eating, and shortness of breath when doing normal activities - none of which Cutter is showing. We will be keeping a eye out for any of the signs, but she assured us she didn't think it was a issue and told us not to lose sleep over it.
This week was my first week to be gone for 2 nights in a row, it was VERY hard for me. I am praying that it gets easier, I don't think it will ever be "easy", but I am hoping that it does get easier. Greg is a wonderful, loving and doting father - I don't worry about him doing a good job, I know he does/will. I hate missing that time with Cutter and Greg. The nights are especially hard for me knowing that I am not here to kiss him goodnight, that makes me sad! But, with time it may get easier.
Once again my camera is full of pictures of Cutter and I haven't had the chance to go and transfer them to a CD. I haven't taken a new picture of him in about a week, I think that is the longest I have gone. But I do have these picture taken last weekend at a Fourth of July party!
Intensely staring at Daddy in the pool, wishing he could get in! He's been having a cough and we didn't want to agitate it, so he didn't get to swim this time.