Monday, August 6, 2012

6 months

Emmy girl is 6 months old today.

Height: 25 1/4 inches (25th percentile...I think)
Weight: 13 lbs 14 oz (10th percentile)
Head: 16 5/8 (25th-50th percentile)

I know she is getting bigger, but she still seems so small to me.  I guess having Bryce around helps her to seem like she's staying my small little baby forever!  They grow up TOO.FAST.

Emmy is so fun at this age.  She is a happy girl and really only fusses when she gets hungry or tired.  She and Bryce enjoy each other's company.  I know that won't be the case one day!

She does well being passed around to new or different people.  Bryce seemed to have attachment/separation issues very early on. 

She is wearing size 2 diapers and 3-6 month/6 month clothes.

She only rolls over her right side from back to belly.  She doesn't enjoy being on her belly for long before getting fussy, but she rarely rolls herself back to her back.  But when she does, she completes the roll and goes over her left arm.  She has gotten stronger and can hold her chest up for a while.

She has really gotten stable at sitting up.  She loves to sit and play with toys.  I'm still afraid to leave her unattended while sitting, but she is getting better.  Sometimes she can regain her balance or catch herself with her arm.

We have introduced quite a few foods.  She seems to tolerate them all, but doesn't eat very much.  She has eaten rice cereal, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, bananas, apples, and peaches.  I have peas and green beans but I haven't tried them.  She loves bananas the most.

She still nurses every three hours during the day.  I have been able to stretch some feedings to 3.5-4 hours.

Her sleep habits still don't compare to months 2-4 when she was sleeping through the night.  I think she has finally outgrown the swaddle.  She rolls to her belly to sleep and usually falls asleep within 5 minutes.  Staying asleep is a different story.  I can usually get a 2 hour afternoon nap out of her.  I'm still feeding her once in the middle of the night most nights.  Some nights I don't have to feed her, but I do have to help her get back to sleep.  I look forward to us both getting a full night sleep again real soon!

Her hair is finally coming in a bit and it seems pretty light.  We still think she will have brown eyes even though they seem hazel right now.  She doesn't have any teeth yet.

She rode in the front of the shopping cart like a big girl today and loved it!

I am enjoying watching her change and grow and I'm so excited I won't be going back to work a month from now when school starts.  Best decision I ever made!

Bryce at 6 months

1 comment:

Melissa said...

This is my favorite picture of her so far. Such a cutie!