Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Six Months

Half a year ago we brought home this little, ahem, 9lb 3oz baby.

She's grown, but not oodles. At her doctor appointment last week she weighed in at 12lb 15oz. At her four-month checkup she weighed 12lb 7oz. She only gained 8oz in two months....not so great. The doctor wasn't super worried; she looks healthy, is alert and reaching all the milestones appropriate for her age.

  He suggested I feed her lunch and supper before I nurse her instead of the other way around. She should pack on a few more calories. She loves her solids: rice cereal, oatmeal(if she's hungry enough) squash, bananas and most recently, pears!

Some quick facts about my six-month Emma:

  • Weighs 12lb 15 oz. I was pretty close with my guess of 13lbs at five months.
  • 25.5 inches long
  • Eats oatmeal cereal for lunch along with some fruit: about a half cup total. Pears for dessert!
  • Eats rice cereal and veggies for supper: about a half cup total. Pears for dessert!
  • Nurses 6/7am, 9am, 1pm, 5:30pm, 7/7:30pm
  • Sleeps 7:30pm-6/7am
  • Loves her excersaucer
  • Smiles for anyone
  • Sucks her right thumb frequently and during meals
  • Giggled for the first time for her big sister
  • Has a temper, but doesn't show it too often anymore
  • Loves to stand, sitting is ok, but not so much
  • Shudders when she doesn't like a new food, like full body shudder. It's hilarious!
  • Is a total flirt
  • Still in size 2 diapers
  • Is a super light sleeper. I can hardly open her door at night to check on her and she wakes up.
  • Can see really far and doesn't miss much.
  • Knows her name
  • Is LOVED!

1 comment:

  1. You take great pictures of your little family in St. Thomas. I love the hugs pictures and Emma has the greatest smile in the other picture.