Thursday, August 1, 2013

6 Months!

Happy Half Birthday Baby Girl! 6 months, it seems like each month flies by faster than the last.  Our summer days are coming to an end, and I'm having a really hard time with that.  I know you will love cub care and playing with other kids, but the thought of not spending my days with you has made my heart ache.

You are one busy girl.  Just before your 6 month birthday you started scooting/army crawling.  You waited until we arrived at GG's house in Loveland to start, and you haven't slowed down since. Sitting still is not something you're interested in.  When you are awake you love playing with your toys on the playmat, being talked to, tickled, and sitting up munching on the butterflies hanging from your playmat.  

Towards the end of the month you started getting your bottom teeth.  They haven't popped through yet, but they are so close, I can see them just below your gums.  You love sitting at the table with us during dinner time. While we eat you play with your spoon or toys, and even drink from your water cup!  We started you on solid food this week.  So far, you are just playing with it, but that's okay, you'll start eating soon enough!

Your love for your dogs grows every day.  When they are in the room it is hard for you to take your eyes off them. These days you are easier to make giggle and you are starting to get a belly laugh. This month  you started reaching out for me, and let's just say it gets me every time. You talk a lot, but not all day every day. You like to take things in and observe and ponder a lot, then once you think you've got it figured out you chat up a storm.  You're especially chatty in your carseat.  I think you like that the car noise adds extra noise and you like to try out the different levels of your volume.  This month you have added lots of new sounds to your babble.

Every day is so much better because you're in it.  Your smile makes everyone around you happy, although sometimes you really make us work for them.  At your 6 month pictures, we had to use every trick in the book to get you to smile. I'm sure that everyone driving by thought we were crazy, but we got some great shots of you. Of course as soon as we got home and you had a nap you were full of smiles!

Nana and Papa came to visit this month.  Nana watched you while I had my summer science institute.  You two had a lot of fun, and you discovered your love for patty cake. Papa came for a long weekend. It always amazes me how well you recognize people from facetime.

Oh, there are so many things that you are doing these days, but I should probably wrap it up.  Your dad and I love you so much.  We are soaking up every minute we have with you and are amazed by your strength, beauty, and intelligence.  I'll be posting in no time.  We have your 6 month appointment and shots on Friday, I'm looking forward to seeing your stats!


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