Happy (belated) Half Birthday, Goosey Girl!!
I feel like I repeat myself in every monthly birthday post, but you are just quite simply the happiest, sweetest girl in the whole wide world, and there is no other way to say it. Everyone, and I mean everyone, who has ever met you has commented on what a happy baby you are.
In this last month you've shown your Daddy and I just how much you've grown. You have made it abundantly clear that you are becoming more and more toddler-like, and less and less infant-like with each and every day.
At 6 months:
Your personality is really shining through! You are so silly and sweet, and I know that you will be a happy person when you grow up; you take after your Daddy in many ways, and for that I am so thankful.
You are incredibly vocal and you like to let people know how you are feeling. Several peeps have heard you say "Hi", and Daddy thinks you say "Momma" when you cry - haha, how appropriate!
You are eating solids! YAY!!! We reached our first breastfeeding goal, you have been exclusively breastfed up until this point. We celebrated your 6 month birthday by introducing solids. Your first solid food was pureed pears, and much to our surprise, you didn't love them.
You still love to nurse, and I love nursing you.
You can sit up, totally unassisted.
You reach for your toys and transfer them between hands.
You love your jumperoo, you are such a good bouncer!
You play with your feet all.the.time. and it is just about the cutest thing ever!
You are still toothless.
You had your first legit ailment, who could forget Battle Molluscum? And you are almost completely rid of that nasty virus.
You still sleep right between Daddy and I. After a massive sleep training fail, we realized that's just where you belong. We've started scaling back the night time nursing, and it seems to have reduced your night waking.
You started the N.A.P.S. program (better late than never) and your nap quality has hugely improved.
You are finally on a schedule. It only took us 6 months to figure it out.
6:00-6:30 Wake up and nurse
6:45-8:30 Hang with Grampy and Uncle Cole
8:30-9:00 Enjoy bottle #1
9:00-10:00 Take a nap
10:00-12:30 Hang with Grampy and Auntie Fal
12:30-1:00 Enjoy bottle #2
1:00-2:30 Take a nap
2:30-3:15 Hang with Grampy and enjoy bottle #3
3:15-4:45 Daddy gets home
4:45-5:30 Momma gets home, nurse and nap
5:30-7:30 Play, bath time, and bed time
You weigh approximately 21 pounds and you are approximately 28 inches long. (will update after your well-baby visit on Friday)
You are wearing some 6-9 month clothes, for now, but they're already tight. We all know how I feel about the clothing manufacturers tailoring clothes towards the skinny babies... And, I think its about time we graduate to large diapers.
And now for a few of my favorites from your 6 month photo shoot:
You are the greatest blessing two people could ask for, and we love you more than anything, Baby Goose!