Friday, December 18, 2009

Six Months!

Happy Six Month, 1/2 Year, oh-my-goodness-where-did-the-time-go Birthday!!!

At Six Months, you:

  • weigh 18 lbs and .08 oz, and are 27 inches tall. This puts you in the 90th percentile for both height and weight.

  • are still sleeping through the night. You typically go to bed at 7:30 pm and wake in the morning between 5:30 and 6am.

  • You are eating two meals of solid foods each day - breakfast and dinner. So far you have tried sweet potatoes (your first food besides rice cereal), peas, green beans, carrots, squash, oatmeal, bananas, and peaches. You really aren't fussy about food, as long as it's going into your mouth as quickly as you'd like! You're pretty animated at meal times- you'll grunt for more food in between bites, and you'll bang your arm on your highchair tray while you're waiting for the next bite also. You crack me up.

  • You've just started "using" a sippy cup. Right now, it's more of a teether for you, but if I hold it up, you'll take a few sips.

  • You rolled over from your back to your belly for the first time on 12/16/09. Of course, you did so at daycare, and Mommy and Daddy missed it...but I was still so excited for you! You must have thought I was a nut when I came in to pick you up at the end of the day and I started clapping and cheering for you when I heard the news. You then rolled over for Dad the next evening when Mom was out, but I finally saw you roll over this past weekend.

  • You think your pacifier is the best "toy." You could sit and entertain yourself for quite awhile by taking it out of your mouth, examining it, and sticking it back in. You've finally mastered how to get it into your mouth the correct way, though we caught you sucking on it upside down last night. Silly girl.

  • You are independent in many ways. You really like to focus on and learn about things (Daddy says you have a "look of learning"), and like to try things out for yourself. Like the pacifier for example - if I see you trying to get it in your mouth the correct way, and you're needing some help to do so, you'll quickly take the pacifier right out of your mouth so you can do it on your own.

  • You're still the sweetest, happiest baby, and you bring us so much joy. It is such a gift to have you in our lives. We're looking forward to this first Christmas with you, and quite simply, you're the greatest gift of all this Christmas.

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