Happy half birthday, baby girl! Can't believe she's 6 months old already. I know I say that every month, but for some reason 6 months seems more shocking. It feels more like a milestone that we've ALL reached. I never thought I would say this, but she's truly a dream baby! She's perfect and soooo mellow. If every baby were like this one, we would have 10. In the beginning she was difficult, but now that we've figured her out (and she us) she's a different baby. She goes to bed around 7 and sleeps until 7, but I feed her before I go to bed, around 10:30 and again around 4am (I'm not complaining!) and she takes two naps, which I've strategically correlated with E's afternoon nap. We've been trying "solid" foods (homemade, pureed foods) and so far she's had rice cereal, avocado and sweet potatoes (her fave so far). She's been sitting independently now for several weeks and is rolling over from front to back and back to front effortlessly now. Her hair is still very blonde, but is still downy and light and her eyes are still a radiant blue. She's been "speaking" in more consonants now, like "M" and "B" and loves to babble and stick out her tongue (adorable). She thinks her brother is the funniest thing in the house (the dogs are a close second) and loves watching all of them. Unfortunately, she's caught several of her brother's colds and seems to have a runny nose and some chest congestion constantly, but is always in good spirits. She's still taking her reflux medication, but we hope to wean her off of it soon. I'm still avoiding dairy, nuts, chocolate, eggs and some soy in hopes to help her reflux. She's also showed symptoms of food allergies to these foods (via green, dirty diapers) so we hope to have her tested for allergies in the near future, which I have a feeling may be the answer to her reflux and weigh-gain issues. I feel like, however, she's put on some weight recently, but haven't been to the doc for her 6 month appointment yet (long story), but I'll add the stats when we get them. Overall, she's a happy, healthy baby girl! Her FIRST Christmas is in just 4 days!!!!
Such a good little sitter (and cute too)!!
6 Month Stats:
Weight - 14 lbs 1 oz (5%)
Height - 26 1/2 in (65%)
Head Circ. - 16 1/4 in
We had an appointment with H's doc yesterday (it was delayed because we had to reschedule due to E's Christmas program at school). Overall, she seems to be doing well. Developing, physically and mentally right on schedule. The doc was a little worried about her weight, which continues to drop, so we plan to go back in a month to have her re-checked (and to get her flu shot booster). At this point, she wasn't concerned about the possibility of food allergies and wants to wait to have her tested. She did, however, say that little H's eyes were a little out of line, which she said could mean that there's a vision difference in them and suggested we see an eye doctor (sheesh! What's next for this little girl!?). We also go back to the cardiologist a the end of this month for a follow-up echo. She got 4 immunizations (3 shots and one oral), plus her first flu shot yesterday. Poor little thing. She's had an ongoing slew of doctor visits and shots since the day she was born. To me she seems healthy and very happy! She's our little "Happy Harper."