Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Libby at 6 Months

Sweet Libby girl- I can not believe how quickly the time is flying by for you.  You are now halfway to being a one year old- I can't take it!  The changes we see in you are now increasing exponentially with each passing week.  You are very sturdy sitting up on your own.  You occasionally fall back off balance, but the majority of your day is spent sitting up and chewing on toys, or down on your belly.  You are occasionally trying to rock back and forth, and you are very adept at scooting backwards and rolling around to get to where you want to go.  If I leave you for a second by yourself in the living room, within a minute I hear you crying because you've moved 10 feet and half of your body is stuck under the couch!

Your first time sitting up in a cart!
Your sleeping has been a dream.  We are going on a couple of months now of 12 hours or so straight at night.  If only we could get your big brother to stop waking up in the middle of the night, dad and I would be much better rested!  You also take 2-3 great naps during the day.  You are still the easiest child to put down- I feed you, hold you for a second, and put you down on your back in your crib.  You look up at me for 2 seconds, smile, then turn your head and close your eyes.  Seriously- you are a dreamy little one!

You smile all of the time, and we can tell you recognize us the second you see us
We are definitely feeding you more than milk now.  You would prefer milk any time, but are getting better using a spoon.  Your brother loves to feed you himself, and it is so sweet to watch how amused you are at him.  The funniest thing is watching you devour a pouch of apple sauce or other pureed fruit/vegetables.  If I hand you a pouch,  you take it and suck the contents out within 3-4 minutes.  It's amazing how independent you already seem to be.  We've also started giving you puffs and small bits of cereal, and you are working so hard to get them to your mouth (low success rate for now!).  You are definitely interested in anything we are eating or drinking and are constantly trying to grab at our items.
At 6 months, you are doing just fine on your growth charts- you are one healthy baby!

-You are not sucking your thumb or a pacifier as often now, and are more interested in our hands, your toys, Parker's toys, or anything you can get your hands on.
-I hear you talking more and more each day- lots of cooing, but now Ma-ma is frequently coming out of your mouth
-Still no teeth yet, but you are drooling like CRAZY, and have some swollen little gums that are always gnawing on something
-You are getting so big- already out of 6 month clothes and 9 months are very tight (of course, I would not call you a petite baby....)

It is impossible to remember life before you joined our family, Libby!  We love you more than you will ever know.  We can't wait to watch you continue to grow and develop your little personality and interests.  Our family is so blessed to have you as a part of it!

All of our love,


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