Monday, January 12, 2009

The Difference Between a Boy & a Girl

Today we had Alexa's 6 month appointment. It went pretty good - considering it was only me, two kids and an hour and a half at the office. Treyton had to go potty twice, Alexa got two shots and I ended up with spit up all over my shirt.... but seriously, it wasn't really that bad. Both of the kids were on their best behavior. Treyton brought his doctors kit and showed the nurses and the dcotor all of his tools (and how to properly use them). He checked out Alexa right along with the dcotors and nurses The doctor helped Treyton hear Lexie's heartbeat and listen to her lungs.... he loved it! It was super cute, after she got her shots Treyton ran around the room shouting "where's the ban-aid, where's the ban-aid?" because he had misplaced his plastic band-aid that he had laid aside for Alexa. The nurse just thought it was the cutest thing....
Alexa checked out great she weighed in at 16 pounds, 11 ounces (64th percentile) and was 27 inches long (89th percentile) I compared her numbers to Treyton's 6 month check-up, he was: 18 pounds, 8 ounces and 27 1/2 inches long (75th percentile for both).

Speaking of comparisons, I was feeding Alexa carrots for lunch and was thinking about how different her and Treyton have been.... and to prove my point I took a picture of her (as she is eating) to compare to Treyton eating at the exact same age.

This is a picture of Alexa during lunch today (eating carrots) most of the mess on her bib is from her hand.... she grabbed the spoon in an attempt to feed herself, needless to say it didn't work so well.... but she is happy, waiting for her next bite (mind you I am eating at the same time, feeding her in between bites of my own). To be honest, it doesn't always go this smoothly, but today it did.

This is Treyton at 6 months eating carrots, the same thing Alexa was eating this morning..... notice anything different? Maybe the ability to see Alexa's mouth!! When Treyton would eat, you could not stop shoveling it in, otherwise he would cry and scream - we never had time to wipe his mouth or scoop up the "spit up" with the spoon.... you just had to keep shoveling!

This is a picture of Treyton today..... some things never change!!


Anonymous said...

wow our kids look alike! Hopefully things keep going this way we need a bit of a break from Treyton's energy, two like this may knock a few years off my life (either way it would be well worth it)

Love Hubby and Daddy

Ashley Skye said...

Oh my goodness I remember trying to feed Treyton at that age - Seriously you could barely get more food on the spoon it was amazing how fast he could eat.

Yes I think having girl will be alittle less messy - but as much as she loves her brother I think she will be chasing around after his energy - where is Alexa? Oh right there with Treyton!!

Tara said...

Caden was such a messy eater his curly blond hair would be all crusty and I'd have to stick his head under the sink after he ate. The funny thing is he was at a b-day party last summer and the boy's mom gave me some pictures from the party and he was the only one with cake on his face--at 6 yrs old. Just a little in the corner of his mouth, but none of the other boys had that problem.

Tami Jo said...

That is really funny. Treyton you are the man! Sawyer also was laughing, it was cute. In case Tim didn't tell you. At Sawyer's 6 months he was 20 pounds 2 ounces and 27 inches. I couldn't believe how close in size Treyton and Alexa are.