Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Piper grows up- 6 months

Piper girl,

Right now, your daddy is upstairs with you trying to convince you to go to sleep and I can't help but feel like you've always been a part of our family. You are such a sweet baby and, now that I've gotten the hang of having two kids (which honestly means I no longer feel like I'm going to lose my mind on a daily basis, just an every-other-day basis), I can't imagine you not being here.

You are primarily a laid-back kid. You want to be fed quite frequently (just like your mama!) and certainly make your unhappiness known, but you love to play on your activity mat, sit in the bumbo with your toys, or just be pushed in your stroller. You *finally* really enjoy being worn, awake or asleep, which has been so nice for me.

It doesn't take much at all to bring a smile to your face, and you love to babble at us. Your sister loves to give you kisses, and as long as she doesn't squeeze you or fall on you in the process, you give her big grins which makes her incredibly happy. It won't be long until you're chasing her around.

I took you to your 6-month checkup this morning and you were 15 pds 15 ozs. Still holding strong in the 50th percentile. I am about to have to buy you some clothes because you're so chunky you can't wear any of the cute rompers Jade used to wear because they all have elastic in the legs. I absolutely love your rolls, but do wish that you would get around to crawling at some point because you are heavy!

You consistently roll both ways now and have gotten on your toes and hands a couple times. Every now and then you bring one knee up like you know you need to do that in order to move, but you haven't really figured it out yet. Mostly, I think it's because you're so content and you're just taking your sweet time learning all this stuff. If I sit you up, you can balance yourself sitting for a little while but not too long yet. Sometimes you put your arms out to support you, and then you stay up for a bit longer. Really, you don't like to bend (strange, strange, child) which is obviously impeding your desire to sit.

You have one tooth on the bottom and the other one is starting to poke through. We'll start solids with you pretty soon... I've been waiting until you were sitting up a little better and until we were back in town!

This month, you met your Uncle Greg, Aunt Heather and Kristan and Sara Beth. You met LOTS of other people in Georgia/Alabama as well. You had your first airplane ride and did as well as can be expected :) Everyone loved your chunky thighs and sweet smiles, just like mama does.

Your 7th month is going to be pretty crazy as we're going to be driving halfway across the country, living in hotels, and trying to find a new house. Quite the adventure, your first year of life is proving to be!

With bunches of love,

Weight- 15 pounds, 15 ounces- 50%
Height- 25 1/2 inches- 50%
Head circumference- 16 3/4 inches- 50%

(Compared to Jade at 6 months)

1 comment:

Anna said...

Precious picture of Piper! She is getting to be such a big girl. I am curious how she compares to you at 6 months, but I am sure that you have your baby book packed up by now.