Friday, May 18, 2012

6 months old

My baby girl is 6 months old!  This is her the morning of her 6 month birthday!  She had woken up at about 4:30 in the morning, so I brought her into bed with us, fed her, and she zonked out!  Of course, her thumb is never far from her mouth!
 Kate is truely growing so fast!  She is sitting up on her own, eating any food that we get close to her mouth, and she even cut her first two teeth in the past couple of days.  She loves her brothers so much!  Jackson is always at the center of her attention.  It doesn't matter what she's looking at, as soon as Jackson comes in to her line of sight, she doesn't take her eyes off of him!  It's adorable! 
Luckily, she is sleeping better!  So lucky for mom and dad!  Once in awhile, she still wakes up during the night, but usually she'll talk to herself for a little bit and then drift back to sleep.  Some nights, she'll do that every 2 to 3 hours, but she is putting herself back to sleep, so I'll take it!
She still isn't rolling over, but I've decided not to worry about it.  She doesn't really spend much time laying on the floor, because she's has an attitude, and likes to be held.  She also hasn't been very free with her laughs.  We try so hard to get a giggle out of her, but still haven't been successful.  She smiles all the time - which is so fun!  I love taking her places because she smiles at everyone, and everyone wants to come talk to her. 
I took Kate to the new pediatrician for her 6 month check up.  I haven't really decided if I like this doctor (I don't like that I had to wait for 45 minutes before getting into a room, and then another 20 minutes in the room before we saw the doctor), so I'm going to go back to him for her 9 months appointment and see how it is.  Her stats at 6 months are:
Length: 27 inches (up 1 inch from 4 months) 89th percentile
Weigth: 16 pounds, 15.2 ounces (almost 2 lbs more than 4 months) 69th percentile
Her brothers were both over and inch taller and almost 5 pounds heavier at 6 months.  I guess I can't complain about her being heavy when I cart her around in her car seat!!
Here are the pictures!
Having breakfast on the morning of her 6 month birthday.  That thumb often gets in the way!
We did a little photo shoot here at home to get a good 6 month picture.  There are so many great ones - we just can't decide which is our favorite!!

Here are a couple of her with her favorite thing in her mouth.  I tried to chase her thumb with a binky, but she quickly pulls the binky out and replaces it with her thumb - or she just chews on the binky.  She won't suck her thumb in high school - I'm sure of it!!
I love how her two fingers are up over her nose!  They are always like that! 
 So, I think this is my favorite picture.  Her eyes are so bright and vibrant, and that smile just melts my heart!!
We love our Kate!  She brings so much joy to all of us every day!!


Diane said...

She's such a darling girl!

Sarah Ragatz said...

I have a hard time choosing a favorite picture too! They are all great. I love her eyes. Benjamin just had his 4 month check up today. 16 lb 8 oz and 26 in tall! Our babies are just about the same size... just not same age.

Donna Mae said...

My grandchKate children are so adorable. Soooo cute. Kate is beautiful. I can't wait to see her in July.