Friday Thatcher had his 6 month check up with Dr. Whitman. I am happy to say that we had a very good report! Dr. Whitman was happy to hear that we were introducing Thatcher to solid food, and was also happy to see that he had two teeth! It was a fairly normal check up, I had a few questions regarding allergies which the doctor reassured me that Thatcher at this point had none. Thatcher did get a few shots, which I may add this time was especially sad. Janet our normal nurse did not do our shots this time and the nurse that did was slow as molasses giving shots. Poor guy just laid there screaming as she put the band-aid on then slowly gave him another shot then band-aid then another shot then band-aid. It broke my heart to hear him screaming so hard. Other than that the appointment was fairly short and normal. We were happy to hear Dr. Whitman tell us that Thatcher is ahead of average on getting his teeth (the average being 7 month), and he was also very pleased to hear that Thatcher was rolling around from back for stomach and vise versa. And now for Thatcher Ace's stats at 6 months- he weighs 16 pounds 13 ounces and is in the 39%, he is 27 inches long and is in the 72% for height, and his head is 43 cm and is in the 30%. From his last appointment his head has not grown a whole lot but Dr. Whitman said that the head is the trickiest measurement to get because every nurse takes it from a different spot, but he said it was totally normal. If everything goes as planned we will not be seeing Dr. Whitman until February when Thatcher is 9 months!
And now a few photos of our 6 month old goose!