My little family!

My little family!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

6 months old (yesterday) and 26 weeks old! (2 days ago)

6 months old!!

HI! I'm good at waving!

I'm going to eat your face, Mr Bear!

Are you serious...??

6 month stats:
Weight: 17 pounds, 1 ounce. About the 65-70th percentile.
Height: 26 ½ inches. You are growing like a weed! I love it! 
Eating: Breastfeeding 2-3 hours every day with about 4-5 bottles of formula a week. You LOVE food as well and have a full “dinner” every night!
Clothes: I am putting away your 3 month clothes this weekend. You are wearing 3-6 month and 6 month perfectly.
Diaper: Size 2.

My Layla,
6 months – a half of a year!!!
I’m in awe of you. I know they say every age is the best – but I think this is my favorite so far. You are so full of personality, smiles, babbles, sounds. You are funny, calm– the happiest baby I’ve ever seen!!

You are becoming very independent. You are sitting up almost completely unassisted (and you sat up by yourself for a few minutes 2 nights ago!) – When we put you down on the blanket to play, you scoot yourself all around to get the toys you want. You roll every which way (belly to back, back to belly) and you are very determined. You love to play with toys, your jumparoo, exerciser – anything that makes noises and sounds. You love books, sunglasses, remote controls and mama’s IPhone. I think you’re favorite toy of all is a plastic bottle of water! It’s so funny to watch. It seems whatever I am holding, you want to play with – and of course I happily oblige J

We are so happy and proud of you – you are now sleeping in your crib ALL night long!!! It took ONE night of you crying from 10:30 – 2:30 AM, but by the next night you figured it out! We do bedtime routine (bath, play, book, sleep sack, eat, lullaby, bed) – and by 7:00-7:15 PM you are fast asleep! You sometimes cry out in your sleep but have (almost always) managed to put yourself back to bed. You wake up between 4 AM – 5:45 AM to eat and go back to sleep for a couple of hours (in our bed – I miss cuddling with you!). You take a nap every afternoon for 2-3 hours – almost always on me, on the sofa, in the living room. I plan on starting your naps in the crib soon so I can get stuff done but I do love our afternoon shluffy together.

You LOVE food!!! So far, you’ve had rice cereal (favorite), bananas, avocado (least favorite) and sweet potatoes. We are making all of your food using the Baeba food maker – it’s awesome and much healthier! I bought a few jars of organic baby food just in case – but we now have tons of frozen sweet potatoes in the freezer! Next up is carrots! You sit so nice in your high chair, play with toys and get really messy while we feed you. You also love to drink water out of a sippy cup AND a regular cup! For “dessert”, you have banana in a mesh contraption that allows you to eat it on your own. It’s amazing and so fun to watch!

You love the car and often fall asleep – I sing to you and you yell back at me while we drive – it makes errands so much more fun!

You are continuing to teeth but you would never know by your attitude! You stick anything you can in your mouth and drool all over – I love it. I give you Hyland’s (homeopathic) teething tablets when I can and they seem to help with the pain.
You finally love your bath!! You play, splash, yell and sing – it’s so much fun!!

While we were in Florida for Thanksgiving this month, you shouted (twice) Dada – we’re not quite sure if this was a fluke and I’m not ready to say it’s your first word… but we’re so proud of you. Even the doctor was surprised and happy! We love Dr Jaffe!

You are unbelievably full of smiles – everyone comments on it. You make me so proud – I can’t believe you’ve been in our lives for 6 months already – I can’t wait to see what the next 6 months bring!! You are my best friend, my everything. I’m so excited to plan your 1st birthday party and promise you’ll love it (even if you don’t remember) – we are thinking about a Muppets theme!

We love you, my sweet baby blue eyes. Happy 6 months.

Playing in your high chair!

Go Phillies!

Grandma & Layla in Key Largo!

Loving the sun - relaxing!

Watching the sunset in Key Largo with Dada, Grandma & Grandpa.

Incredible sunsets.

We love food!! Avocados aren't your favorite, but you ate them anyway!

Our Florida jumper - thanks Amy!!

Layla on the thanksgiving table - in leg warmers. Too cute for words.

"I Make Adorable Babies" & "Adorable Baby" - the shirts I bought Josh when we found out we were pregnant.

Layla's Florida nursery!


Fun with your great-grandparents!

First train ride to NYC!

Sitting up all by yourself!

My favorite picture of you, ever. ;)

Sitting with Grandpa!

Bum in the sand!


Hi, nice to meet you!

26 weeks yesterday! (I missed the blog yesterday, I promise I'll be better at doing this on time!)

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