Monday, March 25, 2013

Emma: 6 Months!

Dear Mommy's Sweet Girl,

I cannot believe that you are a half a year old already!!!  Where has the time gone?  You are supposed to be my tiny little baby and you're growing up way too fast for my liking!  You are still the most content baby ever, and smiling is probably your favorite activity :)

Where as your sister is next to impossible to photograph these days, you make it very easy for mama.  Looking at the camera and smiling seems to bring you great joy ;)

Your hair, though getting sparse, is still pretty long on the top, so we attempted some different hairstyles this month:
Little pigtails :)

Headband (hairstyle courtesy of Addy)

The top ponytail cracks me up!

One of my favorite things is getting you up from your crib in the morning or after a nap.  You are always so pleasant..... always!  I seriously cannot remember the last time you cried when you woke up.  Half the time we don't even know if you are awake or not until we go in and check on you because you're so quiet!  And whenever we go in your room, this is what we find:

I absolutely love it!

You  are still exclusively breast fed, but we are going to start some solids tomorrow!  Growing up too fast I tell you! I think that you are definitely ready because you watch us like a hawk while we eat, and you smack your lips together as though you are eating too!  It's so cute :)  As of right now, you nurse either 4 or 5 times a day.  You wake up around 7:30 and eat, again around noon, around 3-4, sometimes again at 6ish (but we often skip that one), and then one last time around 7:30 before bed.  And then you sleep peacefully all night long :)

You have recently discovered your feet and you love to grab them and try to get them into your mouth.  In fact, anything that you can get your hands on these days goes directly into your mouth.  Sophie Giraffe has become one of your favorite toys for that reason; she is so fun to chew on!  No teeth yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if they come soon.

At your 6 month doctors visit you were:

15 lbs - 30th percentile
25.75 inches long - 45th percentile
43.5 cm HC - 85th percentile (You and your sister have some large noggins!)

You got a few immunizations at your appointment which you took like a champ.  No adverse reactions this time like you had after your 4 month vaccines.  The only thing that you are a little bit behind with is your rolling.... or lack there of.  Yup, you are 6 months old and still not rolling over.  You get pretty far, but not quite over yet.  (Your dear sister likes to help things along by rolling you across the floor when Mommy's back is turned.)  Bottom line is that you are totally fine, but we probably need to force a little bit more tummy time on you to encourage the whole rolling process.  I'm sure it'll happen soon, and then will begin our life with two young mobile kiddos.  If I thought life was chaotic now, talk to me in a few months ;)

You found your voice awhile back, but on your 6 month birthday you have discovered that there are different volume levels to your voice....

....and now you and your sister have screeching matches to see who can be louder.  Fun times in this house! (Insert sarcasm here).  My quiet little baby is starting to realize that it is way more fun to be loud!  But I have to laugh, because it really is the cutest thing.  It's especially cute that you get such a kick out of yourself :)

Here are some of the photos from your 6 month birthday:

Blowing raspberries.... another of your favorite activities lately :)

Got those feet :)

There's our pal Sophie :)

I love your little tongue and how it always sticks out like that right after you've eaten :)

Emmy, you truly are the sweetest thing ever!  Always pleasant, always smiling.  All it takes is for us to look in your direction, and the smiles come out.  I don't want to jinx myself, but I still cannot get over what an easy baby you are.  You are, and always will be, Mommy's Sweet Girl :)

I love you little lady!  Happy 6 Month Birthday!



1 comment:

  1. She really is such a sweet baby - I love the little tongue out after she eats too:) Can't wait until we all live near each other!