Tuesday, May 17, 2011

6 Months!!

It's been way too long since my last post...life is busy and I just can never find time to go through pictures or type up a post.  But it has now been over a week since Adalyn turned 6 months so I think it's high time for a post!  Monday the 9th Adalyn turned 6 months old.  I know I say this every month, but I don't know where the time goes! I keep trying to live in the moment with her but those moments are just flying by!  She is such a happy and content baby.  She is always happy to roll along with whatever we have going on.

Last Tuesday we had her 6 month well-check and shots (poor baby).  She had been having a runny nose and cough and for the first time since she was 4 weeks old she was waking up at night screaming.  I could tell that something was not right.  I felt horrible because I could tell that she was in pain.  So the doctor checked her ears and her throat and other than a slight temperature she was fine. So the doctor was okay with giving her her shots.  We had a new (to us) nurse and when she saw that Adalyn literally stops crying from the shots when we pull her off of the table she said that she wants to request us from now on because she is such a good baby.  Here are her stats from her appointment.  No surprises...still a little string bean with a little head:)

Height: 26 3/4 inches = 75-90%
Weight: 14lbs 13oz = 25-50%
Head: 15 3/4 inches = < 5%

Unfortunately my baby kept waking up throughout the nights and I felt horrible! Finally Thursday afternoon I stuck my finger in her mouth (she has been drooling and biting on everything for a few months so that wasn't new) and sure enough TWO TEETH were sticking through! I could even see them! I think I may have screamed when I felt them because I was so excited for this next milestone.  Then we called daddy at work to tell him the news that our baby was becoming a big girl! And then I was relieved that I finally knew why she seemed to be in pain at night.  Unfortunately she continues to wake up at night even with the medicine and orajel that we've been giving her.  So Jonathan and I feel a bit zombie-like!  It's so crazy because we never really had this problem even when she was a newborn.  Hopefully soon she'll be back to sleeping like a rock star!

Adalyn has pretty much grown (length-wise) out of her 3-6 month clothes but with our weather she is still wearing them.  Her next size of clothes are all sundresses and shorts (who would think that we would have 55* days in May?!?)  She is still wearing 0-3 size onesies. (We should probably bump those up to 3-6 soon.)  She is still in size 2 diapers but once we finish this box she will be in size 3.  The very few pairs of shoes that she has are all size 0-3 and still too wide. She's so petite!

Adalyn loves "talking".  She is constantly making noises and talking to us. It's so sweet.  I'm confident that when she knows how to form words that she will never again stop talking! :) (Just like her mama!)  She can almost sit up by herself. She does well sitting with the boppy behind her.  She has yet to roll over.  I think that goes back to being so content.  She doesn't feel a need to roll over because she's just content hanging out where ever we put her. (And I'm not complaining.  She will be moving soon enough.)  She loves her exersaucer and her Johnny Jump Up has been a huge hit! We keep it in our bathroom/closet door so she just jumps away while we are getting ready in the morning.

Adalyn has really started enjoying eating. (Imagine that!...again her mother's child.) She now is happy to eat Rice or Oatmeal.  The only other two foods she has tried are Acorn squash and sweet potatoes.  Sweet potatoes are her favorite! We're going to try peas and pears next!! It's so cute.  Jonathan said she looks like a baby bird sitting with her mouth open waiting for her next bite! She's not quite sure about her sippy cup with water.  But we keep trying to get the hang of it.

I was telling Jonathan the other day that I never want her to grow up because I want her to be a baby forever but every new stage that we are in is my favorite.  We are having so much fun getting to know her sweet personality.  I hope I always remember the precious wide-opened-mouth happy squeels she makes when her daddy is playing with her. And the sweet moments I have with her when I'm nursing her. 

Look how big she is!

Baby girl, your daddy and I love you more than you can ever imagine and we are so happy to have you in our family!!


Lindsy said...

How can it have been 6 months ready?! Shes such a doll!

Anonymous said...

What a precious baby. The pictures capture her sweet spirit perfectly. We love her sooooo much. Thankful you are visiting us soon. Mom

Janine said...

I think it is funny that she's stretching out in her 6 month pic! Almost like she's saying..."LOOK! I am bigger!" Cute cute!