Thursday, July 9, 2009

Half Pint

Is it possible that my sweet girl has been with us for half of a year already? Our Anna Jane is 6 months old today! This month it seems like she has turned from a little baby into a big girl; complete with big girl attitude. She's really started to interact with everyone and everything around her. And by interact, I mean grabbing at ev-er-y-thing! If she sees it, she wants it. In her mouth. She has also learned to sit up and within the past week can last pretty long on her own before toppling to the side or back when someone walks in the room and she looks up to see them.

Her six month check-up was today and she got glowing reviews; minus the pouty lip frown she gave the nurse when we walked in. My girl's a smart one. She knows where the shots come from. Anna Jane is currently 19 lbs 4 oz (about 98%) and 28in tall (100+%). I guess Nathan and I expected her to be a little taller. She's always so long compared to her classmates, jammies and dresses are always too short (we're in 12mo clothes just for length purposes) and her feet are just barely over the edge of her car seat. The doc was impressed by how well she can sit up unassisted and he cleared us for veggies. I think the people most excited about this are her daycare teachers. They have been chomping at the bit to feed her green beans and peas for almost a month now. So this weekend, we'll see how it goes. My guess is she'll hate peas just as much as her mommy and daddy do. Although, maybe she'll take after her namesake and love them like her Aunt Jane. Blech.

6 month highlights:

Still 6oz of formula with an occasional 8oz before bedtime. This month she's really taken off with the cereal eating. We were a little concerned until we figured out that she just doesn't like rice cereal. So oatmeal it is for our girl. She eats a big bowl everyday at school and then she's hit and miss for the dinner portion. And can I just add that I may be the worst solid food feeder of all time. Nana never makes a mess, the teachers don't make a mess, only me.

* Her feet. Those puppies are the most fun, best tasting things on the planet.
* Books she can eat.
* (sigh) Farting noises.
* Watching TV.
*Peek-A-Boo. Especially with Mrs. Brooke.
* Swimming. Score!

*SLEEPING!!! Nathan made me take this out last month since she was actually doing pretty good. But, this month? It stays in! This may have been the worst month for sleeping since we brought her home. We are LITERALLY up to put her paci back in a minimum of 15 to 20 times a night. Things are looking up though. We've received lots of advice from friends and we may have paci-free sleeping by next month's update.
*Not being able to see you. Can we say separation anxiety?

Favorite Songs:
*Okay, don't laugh. But, the girl loves Gwen Stefani. She loves for mommy or daddy to sing the B-A-N-A-N-A-S part of Holla Back Girl.
* She's also been known to giggle while mommy jams to a little Lady Gaga in the car.

A few pics from the past month:

First time on a park swing. She likes it!

My Nana buys me the best books. See?

Hey Colt, why are our parents trying to give us a bath outside and they keeping calling it "swimming"? And, why are we wearing clothes?

Daddy's Girls

C'mon Anna Jane. We could totally bust out of this joint while their not looking.

1 comment:

Charly said...

As always....such a cutie. I love the last pic of her and Colt hooking arms together.