Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Macy 6 months: The Happiest Baby on the Block

November was a big month for our Macy girl. There is something magical about a 6 month old infant. They seem to be more content and aware of their surroundings, and their parents are finally settling in to the groove of having another child/baby/schedule to maintain. The work and fun balance starts to even out, and everybody takes a deep breath. 

It seems that I won't be taking a deep breath for long, though, because our little girl is quite the scooter. I'm not quite sure I want to call it crawling yet, because the idea of 3 mobile children scares me a bit!
 But Macy definitely does not stay where she is put anymore!
She's up on all fours frequently... thank goodness she hasn't yet coordinated her hands and feet! 

I love to watch this baby sleep! And speaking of sleep... in a matter of 2 nights, she went from waking up 2-3 times, to sleeping 10-11 hours straight. She had to cry it out a little, but she was definitely our easiest cry-it-out-er. I think Mike and I feel like completely different people!

She's also started some solid foods! She's a big fan of oatmeal, but anything with flavor gets this face. So far she's had oatmeal, rice, green beans, peas, squash, and sweet potatoes. Carrots are next and then maybe some fruit. This is not my favorite stage of feeding babies, but it does lead in to the finger foods stage which is so much easier. As of this week I've stopped nursing her, so I guess it's time to transition to more solids!

One night I was prepping her bed time bottle, and I found her already asleep on the floor. Right thumb in her mouth. She loves that right thumb! I love how easy she is. Her temperament is just delightful. She's just full of smiles for anyone that happens to look her direction. She pretty much melts me ;)

She definitely has the muscle coordination and strength to sit on her own, but this isn't the trick she's working on. She'd rather be moving :/

So far no teeth, but she will gum anything that comes remotely near her mouth. She drools a ton, too. I don't see any swollen gums yet, but I know she'll get teeth at some point! I'm not worried about it. Owen and Amelia each had 1 tooth at 1 year.

She also loves to study faces- especially her daddy! She looks at him, studies for a minute and then breaks in to a huge smile!

Macy had her 6 month check up today, and here are her stats:
15lb 8 oz (25-50%)
25 3/4 inches (50%)
Head: 16 1/4 inches (25%)

We are head over heels for this little Macy girl!

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