I had my first breakdown the other day when I dropped you off. I blame the hormones partly (hello fertility, nice to have you back I guess), but I think the reality of being a working mom has finally sunk in. The craziness that is our life plus the sheer fact that I just want to spend my days with you right now makes it hard for this momma to leave her favorite girl. I know you are in good hands, and unless we move, it's just not in the
At six months old, you are eating food (as in whole foods in addition to very limited purees... not always swallowing the food, but you pick it up and put it in your mouth and mush it around... your daddy and I are quite proud), drinking water from a sippy, sitting up, scooting in circles on your belly, really wanting to figure out how to crawl especially after seeing your boyfriend Whitaker do it all weekend, laughing up a storm, sticking out your tongue, babbling all kinds of good stuff (g sounds, v sounds, th sounds, d sounds - you've put d and g together like doggie and babble dadada, vavavavava, gagagaga, gooogooogooo, geegeegeegee, etc.), you love your buzzy bee and turtle toys, you go to town in your jumperoo, love to practice standing, experiencing some pretty major stranger danger, and all of a sudden don't like your baths. You've eaten chicken, egg yolk (a little), avocado (don't seem to love that... we can't be related), squash, zucchini, carrots, cucumber, sweet potatoes, apple, peeled grapes, and banana. I think banana is your favorite, so you don't get it every day. Sorry mom is a meanie. You also loved squash, zucchini, and sweet potato. I made butternut squash soup last night, so you'll be having some of that tonight. You do pretty good eating the whole foods, but you will actually swallow most of the purees, so I expect that you will get in a good meal in tonight!
Your six month appointment was last Friday, and you weighed 15 lbs 8 oz (25th-50th percentile), measured 26" long (50th percentile) and your head was 16.5" in circumference (25th percentile).
We took you to the Braves playoff game Friday night, and you weren't so sure about it. After spending lots of time watching from the concourse and walking around, I gave you a bottle and then we went back to our seats and you decided it wasn't so bad afterall and had a lot of fun staying up past bedtime. You were the Braves goodluck charm, because it was the only game they won in the series!
You bring so much joy to our lives. So incredibly grateful that God saw it fit for us to be your parents!!!