You are a little over 25 inches long (25%), and you weigh 15 pounds and 13 ounces (50%)-I will apologize in advance for your height issues, being only 60 inches myself! Your head is 17 inches around. Your doctor's appointment was yesterday, and she said that you are just perfect and developing right on track. You took your shots like a champ, only crying for a few seconds, and not very loud at that. Those are definitely harder on me than you!
Here's what's going on in your world at 6-months old:
*You are sitting up really well now. Your balance is becoming much better, and you can catch yourself when you are starting to lean over when you are sitting.
*You're finally sleeping a consistent 8-10 hours a night, going to bed at 9 and waking up usually around 6 a.m. Thankfully, you still fit in your swing, and that's where you go from 6 a.m. until around 8 or 9 when you wake up for the last time (buys me a couple more hours!).
*You love grabbing at things. You love to pull on the bugs that dangle from your car seat, as well as the animals on your bouncy seat. You also love to reach for anything that lights up, cell phones, toys, etc.
*Can take your pacifier out of your mouth, and you love to hold it and chew on it.
*You still love to stand up, and you do a pretty good job of standing up alone when holding onto something.
*You love to make noises with your mouth. You are also getting good at making consonant sounds. The 'd' and 'g' sounds are your favorites. You will most likely say "dada" first, and I'm okay with that :-)
*You are eating solid foods twice a day (around 1p.m. and again around 7:30 p.m.). We mix rice cereal with breastmilk and then mix in a combination of either bananas, apples, pears, peaches, sweet potatoes, peas, squash, plums, or green beans. So far bananas, apples, and sweet potatoes are your favorite. You are still nursing every 3-4 hours, and when given a bottle, you drink between 5 and 8 ounces at a time.
*You love to roll, and somehow roll yourself in a circle all the way around in your play mat with walls. You want to crawl so badly, but just can't figure it out. You scoot like a little inchworm across your play mat on occasion.
*You love to be tickled, and you think that belly kisses are the funniest thing in the world.
*When you get tired, you love to climb whoever is holding you. You also get very squirmy and will arch your back and wiggle all over the place.
*You recognize our faces by big smiles, and get slightly upset when we are out-of-sight. I really hope it's not early separation anxiety, but rather just boredom of being by yourself?? We shall see!
Here are some comparison pictures to show how much she's grown and changed (although she still looks pretty similar to how she did on her birth day!)
Sweet Lila faces (birth day in the hospital versus present day-six months old)
Chubby baby out of her bath
She's almost grown out of her whale tub now! I'm glad she likes her baths much more now also!
She's almost too big for her pink bouncy seat now.
She takes up so much more room now on her pink play mat.
That belly has gotten much bigger! Thankfully, mine has shrunk :-)
Daddy wishes she still slept all day on his chest!
She still loves to stick out her tongue (in the hospital versus six months old)
I can't believe that she is already halfway to a year! We are enjoying our precious Lila so much! She is such a good, happy baby and we are so lucky that she is our daughter!!!