Six Months

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Lilah Grace,

Six months. A half a year has passed since you entered this world. Honestly though, it doesn’t feel like that long. It still seems like a few weeks ago you were so little and so dependent on me.

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We had your six month check up this morning and you are now 17 pounds 3 ounces, 27 3/4 inches long, and a 16 3/4 inch head. You are in size 3 diapers and a mixture of 3/6 and 6 month and 6/9 and 9 month clothes.

Your doctor says you are really tall for your age, but that you are under what is average for your weight. According to my app on my phone though her weight is still in the 75%.

You babble and talk to us all the time. You love sitting in your highchair at the dining room table and talking to all of us.

You’re a rolling machine. You actually rolled into your room from the living room one night. That’s over twelve feet and around a chair and a partial wall.

You’re still trying to figure out this crawling thing. You haven’t started yet, but I can tell you really want to. I’ve caught you on your hands and knees several times now and once I caught you rocking back and forth on your hands and knees.

You love meal time. Every morning we start out with a four ounce bottle, half a jar of baby food, and a little bit of yogurt. Lunch is a vegetable or a vegetable mixed with a fruit and another four ounce bottle. The rest of the day you are given bottles of formula.

Your doctor has suggested we use a sippy cup a little more to help wean her off the bottle when the times comes to do so. Today we used it a little more than usual and you seem to be accepting it just fine.

This month you experienced two holidays, Christmas and New Years.

Christmas was so much fun with you around. On December 22nd, we went to Nana’s for our family Christmas party. Nana got you a toy that will later help you learn to walk. Right now you love hitting the buttons on the front and making it play music.

On Christmas Eve, we went to see Grandma and Grandpa (daddy’s parents). They got you some clothes, the V-Tech Activity Cube, and a musical projection toy for your crib.

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We stayed home on Christmas Day. You got more toys than you know what to do with and plenty of clothes for the next few months. Your favorite of all your toys you got has to be the car you got. You love spending long periods of time in the car playing with the steering wheel, gear shift, and radio.

Our New Year’e Eve was pretty tame this year. We visited some family for a couple hours and then headed home and put you to bed. Mommy and Daddy had a drink and then we went to bed as well.

You started sitting up by yourself this month. You still have to hold onto a toy sometimes. but you can do it without holding on to anything. Sitting up by yourself has lasted for as long as ten minutes so far and then you tumble over or fall back.

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You’re so independent anymore. You really hate when Daddy or I try to help you do something.

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I’m so glad your sleeping habits haven’t changed much. You’re in a bath by 7:30 pm and having you bedtime bottle by 8 pm and in bed for the night by 8:30 pm. You’re up in the morning between 8:30 and 9:30 am and only take a couple naps during the day.

I love you so much baby girl. I wish you could slow down on the growing up, but I know I can’t stop you from doing that.

Mommy.

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