Thursday, June 24, 2010

6 Months Old!

I can't believe she is already 6 months old! It is crazy how far she has come compared to 1 or 2 months of age. There are many new things she can do:
  1. She has her 2 bottom teeth coming in! Oh man, what a discovery by Jesse when she bit down on his finger! The teething is even more intense now (thanks to whoever invented the teethers that can be frozen or chilled for them to chew on)
  2. She has transitioned from breastmilk supplemented with formula to all formula and solids.
  3. She started with rice cereal and oatmeal and now eats some veggies and a little fruit.
  4. She is 15 lbs 14 oz (50%) and 26.25 inches long (75%) and is up to date on her shots.
  5. She can pull herself up to stand when holding our hands and she is quite proud of herself when she does it.
  6. She rolls like a maniac, not letting us keep our eyes off of her for very long at all.
  7. She is an amazing night sleeper, usually down for 10-11 hours each night.
  8. She gets bored easily if she doesn't have a toy or Callie isn't walking around her.
  9. She is taking a short morning nap and a longer afternoon nap pretty regularly now.
  10. She is a travel trooper! With all the trips to Knoxville, she has done extremely well. There have only been a few times of being sick of being in the carseat, but overall she has done very well. She sleeps in her pack-n-play like a champ.
  11. She smiles at visitors very quickly and loves the attention of others.
  12. She giggles with her daddy before bathtime when he blows on her belly.
  13. She loves to jump on anything - our laps, the couch, our bed, you name it - especially when she is excited.
  14. She is growing her hair back, slowly but surely! We love how spikey it is right now until it gets a little longer. Trying to get bows in her hair is nearly impossible so I just don't try very often.

It amazes me how much you can love a child more and more each day. I am quite biased, but I have an adorable little girl and I am so blessed to be able to be home with her and watch her evolve. I think she looks totally different from when she was born and I hope that I am doing an ok job as her mother. You always wonder if you are doing everything you should be doing to help them be the best they can be. I am loving the little moments with her that only a mommy can have. I LOVE watching her light up when her daddy comes in the room and when he takes care of her. What blows my mind is that just when you think you have a grip on this parenting thing, she changes again and you have to adapt quickly. There is no telling how much she will change in the next month! Keep on praying for our little girl to remain the healthy, beautiful one she is.

1 comment:

Claire said...

Sounds like you guys are doing a great job. Yay Cragwall fam!


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