Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Six Months Old *January 13, 2012*

I can't believe that Alli is halfway to her first birthday. These were, by far, the fastest six months that we've ever experienced!! We have absolutely loved having two daughters and watching Alli and Lila become more interactive.  Alli looks up to her sister so much, and Lila can't wait for her to be able to play back.  It's been such a fun (and exhausting) six months!
I love to look back and compare how much Alli has grown in the past six months:
 tubby time (3 days old and 6 months old)
 Mommy and Alli (5 days and 5.5 months old)
 doctor's office visits (5 days old and 6 months old)
 Daddy and Alli (4 days old and 5.5 months old)
 hanging out in her bouncer (3 days old and 6 months old)
falling asleep in her bouncer
 sitting in her glider (2 weeks old and 6 months old)
family pictures (8 days old and 4.5 months old) 

Here's what you're up to these days:

*you weigh 14 pounds and 2 ounces and are 24.25 inches tall. (these are accurate because we had your doctor's appointment today).

*you cried so hard after your shots that it took your breath away. It also wore you out and you slept the whole way to school after your appointment.
*you were sleeping a consistent 9-11 hours per night until last week (in Atlanta) where you would wake up every 2-3 hours. Thankfully, you're back to your usual 9 hours now!

*normally, you go to bed at 8pm and wake up to eat around 4:30-5:30 (sometimes you even go as late as 7:30). Once you eat, you will go back to sleep until around 7:30am (I will then put you in your swing until around 8:30/9am).
*you take 2 naps per day (10:30/11am until around 1pm and 2pm until around 5pm).

*we only swaddle you from the waist down now because you roll over to sleep on your belly. Your belly is your favorite place to sleep, and the second that we lay you down, you roll right over.
*you have gotten much more distracted this month when nursing. You will nurse for your first feeding in the morning (4:30/5:30) , you might nurse at your 7:30am feeding, but you are too distracted and interested in other things to nurse after that.
*you get solid food in the morning at 9am, afternoon at 1pm, and evening at 6:30pm. You will get bottles on demand in between those feedings. You will take around 4 ounces at a time in your bottles.
*your favorite foods are bananas, sweet potatoes, squash, apples, oatmeal, and peaches. You have tried almost all of the variety of stage 2 foods except the ones with raspberries or strawberries.

*wearing size 2 diapers, mainly 6 month clothes, but you can still fit into 3-6 and some 3 month sleepers.
*you are very ticklish right under your chin! You love to laugh and smile all the time.

*you are getting really good about sitting up by yourself for longer periods of time.

*you love to chew on everything and pass objects between your hands over and over.
*you don't like to give up things that you have a good grip on. You will reach for anything and everything in your sight. Usually, these objects go straight into your mouth.

*you started Mother's Day Out this past month and are doing great! Your teachers love having you in their class.
*you are definitely starting the teething process! You soak through your shirts every few hours and chew on your hands or anything that you can get in your mouth.
*you love to put your feet in your mouth.

*you celebrated your very first Christmas this past month. We stayed at our house in Texas and had such a great time playing with all of the toys that Santa brought.
*you also visited Atlanta again this month. You got to see all of your grandparents and great-grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins. You got to meet your new cousin, Caroline.


  1. Such a tiny little peanut! She is just gorgeous :)

  2. She is such a cutie :) You are have such a beautiful family!



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