Saturday, November 24, 2012

6 Months (that's half a year, y'all)


Just when I think I couldn't love you any more... I do. I really feel like my heart can't even stand it. You have taught and continue to teach me SO much about love. You bring so much joy to our lives, and being your Mommy is the best thing I have ever done. I thank God every single day for giving you to our family. I cannot believe that it has been 6 whole months since you have been born. The time is just flying by (just like they all said it would!). Your six month check up went perfectly, of course. Dr. Buie specifically commented on the fact that she loves that she never sees you- you are SO healthy! 

Here are the stats at 6 months:
18 lbs. 8.5 oz (92%)
27.5 in (97%)

We were shocked that you dropped from the 97th percentile to the 92nd for weight... you are such a big, healthy girl. You are wearing 6-12 month clothes and busting out of those quickly... especially your footie pajamas because you are SO long! 

You are officially sitting up by yourself and we are trying to encourage you to push up on your hands and knees. You don't like to lay on your tummy and get frustrated so quickly! You can roll from back to tummy, as well as tummy to back... although you prefer for us to do it for you and bring you all your toys! You still love your little piano-playstation and if you are fussy, you immediately get happy. You love walks, and have started to really love to swing! Really, you just love to be outside, which we both love. You are jabbering and talking, saying all the baby things like dadadadada and babababa and mamama. You starting humming when you are fussing and it sounds like "mmmmmmm". We mostly think its really funny. You are so smiley and happy, but we have to work super hard to get a giggle or laugh out of you. Sometimes when Daddy is tickling you, you shreak and squeal so loud, but still don't laugh. You dressed up as an elephant for your first Halloween and it was the cutest thing e-v-e-r.  You are still bald, but your blonde fuzz is growing and coming in quite nicely. I love your sweet little head! We both just love to come home and play with you at the end of the day. And we often argue over who gets to go up and get you out of your bed in the morning... you are so happy and cute! It's the best. You are still sleeping from 7-7 and don't do well staying up past your bedtime. You are taking 2 naps a day... each ranging from about 1-2 hours. You definitely need your beauty sleep and are a much sweeter girl when you've had good naps. You still love to eat (duh), and we have yet to find a food you don't like. I have made some baby food for you- apples, squash, sweet potatoes, edamame, broccoli, peas, green beans, avocado. You aren't too sure about the texture of the edamame or avocado, but you eat it anyways! You are still nursing/ taking bottles 4 times a day. I love those times with you. You are so sweet and just a little cuddle bug. Daddy gives you a bottle every morning when I'm working, and I know he loves that too. The dogs are more and more interesting to you, and you are reaching for and grabbing them- and they love you too! 

I could just go on and on... Janie-bear. We love you so much. Thank you for all the joy you bring to our lives. We can't imagine our family without you! 

These photo shoots just get more and more interesting! She just wants to pat and smudge and chew up the sign... but the faces just get better and better! 

oh, this face! look at those cheeks. they are the most kissable thing you can imagine! 

give me that thing. 

oh, and i'd just prefer to chew on this giraffe, thanks! 

these toes... also so kissable!