Saturday, September 1, 2012

Six months old

Dear Elizabeth,

Six months!

You are six months old!  We are so excited you have reached this milestone... you can now wear sunscreen, eat baby food twice a day, safely sleep on your stomach (although I still don't like it and I don't let you), and you are getting bigger and smarter everyday!

We can hardly believe that 6 months ago (ok, 6 1/2 months) you were born and changed our lives forever.  It's funny, but we hardly remember what life was like before you.  I do recall a little more sleep, and a little less worrying.  :)

This month you weigh 15.3 pounds (30th percentile) and are 26.5 inches (80th percentile).  The doctor says you look great and developmentally you are advanced.

You wear a size 2 diaper but we may switch you to size 3 soon because you are so long/tall.  You take 4 bottles a day (between 6-8 ounces each) and you now eat a veggie or fruit a lunch and dinner.  You eat about half of the container each time.

You love to take your froggy pacifier with you every where you go.  You love to grab you at Dad's face (especially his glasses) and you love to rub his beard.  You love, love, love to grab our fingers and eat them.  Sometimes you enjoy eating your fingers, but for some reason, ours taste better.

You wake up happy every day and lay in bed and talk to yourself until we come to get you.  You wake up between 6:30-6:45am and like to play until breakfast which is anywhere from 7-7:30am. 

You go to bed between 7-7:30pm most nights and sleep through the night.  Occasionally you will wake up because either a) you have a wet diaper or b) you have rolled onto your stomach and don't feel like rolling back and cry because you want us to roll you back over.  You do love to sleep on your side, curled up.  It is super cute!

You have done a lot of traveling in your 6 months.  This month you went to a few new places.  We went to Philadelphia for Dad's birthday and to get there we drove through Delaware.  While we were in Philly, we drove over to New Jersey and took you to the Aquarium.  You really loved all of the colorful fish.  Your mom and dad liked touching the stingrays and sharks.  While in Philly, we visited with Dad's friend Dan.  Dan really enjoyed meeting you and showing you around Philly.  Dan said you are a great baby, and a very good traveller.

We also had brunch with Greg, Charlene, Rosie, and Atticus in Washington, DC (surprisingly, her first trip to DC).  One weekend we met our friends Jen, Debbie, Cathy, and Jill for lunch.  Jen and Jill were super happy you meet you.  And, Debbie and Cathy were happy to hang out with you.

In July, we went to Greensburg for Shelley and Adam's wedding.  You stayed with Nana and Pap Pap overnight by yourself while Dad and I went to the wedding and stayed at a hotel.  You were so good and had such a nice time with your grandparents.

You also watched your first Olympics this past month.  You loved cheering with us every night for the USA!  You dressed in very patriotic outfits and yelled at the US to win!

Just to recap all of the places you have been in your six months:
Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and DC.
We are so happy that you love to travel (just like you parents) and we enjoy showing you new places!

Here are some pictures of your adventures from this month:

Hanging out with Dad

Six months!

Before Church

Playing with my favorite toy

Eating green beans

Go USA!!!

Walking around Philly
(notice froggy)

Having a lazy day on the couch

Elizabeth- we love you so very much and have enjoyed every minute of the last six months.  We can hardly wait to see how you change over the next six months (just not too quickly).

We love you,

Mom & Dad

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