Thursday, March 26, 2015

Six Months Old

Dear Caroline,

You are six months old today!

You, my sweet girl, are the ball of sunshine and smiles we love so much!  You are happy almost all of the time.  I think the only time you get truly upset is if you are hungry and you have to wait for your bottle.

You wake up in the morning and will lay in bed for awhile before you are ready to get up.  Once you are ready to start your day, you start squeaking and that's how I know it's time to go get you.  I have started calling you squeaks because of your morning routine.  :)  

We went to the doctor today for your six-month well-baby visit, so I have all of your up-to-date stats.
You weigh 18 pounds and 1 ounce.  You are 26 inches tall.
When Elizabeth was your age, she weighed 15.5 pounds and was 26.5 inches tall.

You wear 9 month onsies and sleepers.  You wear 12 or 12-18 month pants.  

You are still a great sleeper.  You take a morning nap from 9am-11am.  An afternoon nap from 2pm-4pm and then you go to sleep between 6pm-7pm and sleep until about 7am.

You take 4-5 bottles a day.  Usually when you wake up you get 6 ounces.  About 45 minutes later you take and 4 ounces.  After that, you get 6 ounces between 11-12.  6 ounces at 4pm and 6 ounces at 6pm.  

This month you started baby food.  You did not like it.  :)
You have had sweet potatoes and apples.  You have never, ever liked the sweet potatoes, but one time you ate almost the whole container of apples (this was a fluke because you have not done it since).

You absolutely love playing in your "stationary entertainer".  You play in it about an hour in the morning and then about 30 minutes in the afternoon.  If you are not in the stationary entertainer, you are rolling all over the place.  You would roll the length of the house if we let you.  I have been putting blankets all over the floor and placing baby toys around and you just roll and roll until you get the one you want.

You also love to play with your big sister and do whatever she is doing.  The sounds and colors on the TV have started getting your attention and you will watch Elizabeth watch TV.  If you are on the floor, you will roll over to wherever she is so you can play with her.  You are so in love with your big sister.

We are working on getting you to sit-up and you seem totally not interested.  We are going to work on it a lot this upcoming month and see if we can get it to peak your interest.  You are starting to hold your bottle some and you love to guide it to and away from your mouth.  I think you are teething because sometimes you rub the bottle back and forth over your gums.

This month we stayed inside (a lot) because of the cold, snow, being sick, and Mommy's hurt ankle.  But, you did have lots of friends come visit this month.  Shelley, Adam, and Fiamma came for a visit.  Laura and Graham came for a visit.  And Jim, Anuja, and Samara came for a visit.  We dropped off dinner for Jessica and Noah and you got to visit with your Great Aunt Leslie.

We have also celebrated St. Patrick's Day and Uncle Andy, Gramps, and Nana's birthdays. 

We love you so much our sweet baby and cannot believe how fast the last six months have gone.  We are looking forward to warm weather to get you outside and enjoy the beautiful days of spring (that hopefully arrive soon).

All our love,

Mommy and Daddy

 Trying sweet potatoes.

 You did not like it.

 I think you liked them more from your Dad.

Fiamma, Caroline, and Elizabeth

 Happy Birthday Uncle Andy

 Aunt Leslie

 Play time!

 Playing with big sister

 I think she might be a Daddy's girl (don't tell Ben)

 Ben with Caroline and Jim with Samara

 Selfies with Mommy

 Hello world!

 Happy Birthday to Great Grandmother!

 And... Happy St. Patrick's Day!

She loves this thing :)

 Go Gamecocks!

 Happy Birthday Nana!

 Hello, I'm cute.

Elizabeth at six months                                                                 Caroline at six months

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