Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Everything Emily: Half A Year Old!

Emily is 6 months old as of Sunday! We can't believe how much she has changed in these six months. These have been the hardest, but the most wonderful months of our lives. We couldn't have imagined how our whole world would be turned upside down and revolve solely around this little girl who captured our hearts.

 Let's take a look at how much she has grown....

{Shout out to Neely for getting Emily this bouncer!!}

The last two pictures were taken this week and it's really crazy to me how much older she looks in them compared to the other pictures!! She really does grow so fast!!


Now for the info:

Size: I'm not sure how much she weighs or how tall she is right now but she is now wearing mostly 9 months clothing and just started wearing number 3 diapers. Wowza!

Sleep: She takes a morning nap for about an hour and a half usually and then an afternoon nap for the same amount of time on a good day. She has also been snoozing around 6:30 pm and again at about 8:30 pm for like a half hour at a time but then she goes to sleep for the night between 9:30 pm- 10:30 pm. She sleeps in her crib for her morning and afternoon naps but with me the rest of the time. She hasn't woken up as often lately during the night (when I say "woke up" I mean tossing around with her eyes closed until I flip sides and nurse her for a few seconds) so I hope this means soon she will sleep through the night.

Eating: She still nurses about every 2-3 hours. She has had a few foods:
Rice Cereal- she somewhat likes it
Oatmeal- made her constipated
Green Beans: she did not like at all...


Bananas: she loves them! I need to make a video of her eating them.

We've also given in and let her lick a strawberry popsicle and sometimes licks fruit snacks, lol...she's still alive and it made her happy!

Playtime: Emily still loves her baths (splashing), activity seat, playmat, toys, water bottles, and we just got her this alphabet tile mat that gives her more room to roll around and it's nice and cushy on our wood floors.

Michael found it online for her and it was delivered within a couple of days.

Learning: This month Emily learned something that I love when she does it. She REACHES for what/who she wants now!! It is the. cutest. thing. ever! She full on raises her arms. I've "trained" her, haha. I say, "you want mommy?" and wait until she reaches for me and then I pick her up/take her from whoever is holding her. It's sooo fun! She reaches for toys and other people too :).
Oh, and she also reaches for Jexi now so we have to be careful Jexi doesn't get pinched/pulled. Luckily Jexi is a total sweetheart who would never hurt Emily...and she is quick to move out of reach.

She's learning how to eat with a spoon (not holding it yet though, of course) and swallow without spitting food out everywhere.

This has been such a great month! I love this stage so much. She smiles and laughs so much more, sleeps better, eats more things, and has been better about the grandparents babysitting without crying a lot ;). Life is so good!

And to finish up this MAMMOTH of a post, I will reward you for reading this with an adorable video of Emily laughing!! I was also freaking out a bit/laughing because when he held her over me, her drool was falling towards my face.


Neely said...

She is such a pretty girl!

"B" said...

She is super cute and growing up so fast. Makes me anxious about time speeding away with my baby girl and she hasnt even arrived yet!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

She is just too cute!! It goes so quickly! Zane is going to be 1 on Saturday:)

Cole said...

I love her technique in avoiding the green beans! That's classic.

Such an adorable laugh she has!!!

Kathryn said...

So cute! Jocelyn loved watching the video of her laughing. She was smiling and laughing too. Can't wait to see you guys soon!

Meagan said...

6 months is such a fun age! It just gets better! Try barley cereal. It has fiber in it. Chase rarely poops so we give him barley and it helps :)

Anonymous said...

My how time flies! I can't believe she's halfway to a year already.

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