Our Little Turkey is 6 Months Old!

Dear E,
Today (October 18th) you are half a year old! You are healthy and growing and learning something new every day. Mommy is so very thankful for you! Your beautiful blue eyes get bluer and brighter by the day and your soft blonde hair is getting thicker and still has a reddish tint when you’re in the sun. You are still the most laid back baby ever and you love to laugh. Once we get you going we all laugh until our bellies hurt. Oh sweet girl- I can’t even begin to tell you how full my heart is with love for you. You are beautiful, both inside and out, and you are the light of our lives.
wherever you are
Mommy and Daddy

6 Month Stats:
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Weight: 15 lbs 3 ozs (35th percentile) You gained a pound in a little over two weeks and you have officially doubled your birth weight! It looks like Momma’s milk does your body good. Smile
Length  25 inches (30th percentile)
You are wearing size 1 diapers and 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes. You have stretched out your feedings to about every 3 hours but will sometimes go four.
This month:
You celebrated your first Halloween by dressing up as a precious little mermaid. You were, by far, the cutest mermaid I’ve ever seen.
You tried solids for the first time. You were not really a fan of avocado or carrots but you like rice cereal okay. For the last few nights you have had sweet potatoes and you love them. We couldn’t get the spoon in your mouth fast enough.
Although you don’t have a bottle very often, you insist on holding it yourself when you do. You will pull it out of our hands and won’t let go. We got you a trainer sippy cup to practice with and you love it.
You learned to scoot around on your back and roll to get where you want to go. Last night I got you undressed for your bath and laid you on your playmat while we got the bath ready. When I came back about two minutes later you had made it all the way to the shelves by the TV(about five feet.) Looks like we’re in trouble now!
You like being in the Ergo carrier or Baby Bjorn but only for about 45 minutes at a time. We usually take you for walks around our compound in the evening and you love saying hello to all of the neighbors (and the neighborhood cats.)
You can sit up for a few seconds but you don’t seem very interested in doing so. Every time we try to pull you up to a sitting position you straighten your legs so you can stand up instead. We’re still practicing every day though. I think you’ll be a sitter in no time.
You get your legs stuck in your crib at least once a day. Your thighs are just the right size to stick through but then they get stuck and you can’t get them back out. Sometimes you fall asleep with them sticking out of the crib.
You are the sweetest thing when you wake up. As soon as you see Daddy or me walk into the room your entire face lights up and you wrinkle that little nose because you are smiling so big. It’s enough sweetness to make Mommy’s heart melt…
Even though you have tons of toys, you are more interested in anything Daddy or I have. This includes water bottles, paper, the iPad, Mommy’s earrings, and even Daddy’s hat. You love to grab anything you can get your little hands on.
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You are our little daredevil. You love to hang upside down, hang off the edge of stuff, and flip over. If I lay you down in the boppy you will roll yourself off backwards onto the floor. I definitely see gymnastics in your future.
You are still quite the water baby. As long as the water is not cold, you are as happy as a clam. You love to splash and will kick your legs if we put you on your belly or your back.
You have become so interested in the world around you and you are always looking around to see what is going on. It’s amazing to see how much you have grown and changed into your own little person.
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Oh, my precious girl. We love you more than words could ever say.
Happy 6 Months Emerson!
Andrea said...

I am dying of cuteness overload right now! Aren't little girls the sweetest! Gracie will be 9 months old tomorrow and I always say this, but I can't believe another month has gone by so quickly!

Allison said...

I love that picture of you and Emerson! So pretty!!!

Her nose wrinkle when she smiles is toooooo much; seriously so sweet! :)

Natalie said...

6 months already?! Wow, time does fly!
I have so many things I want to comment on haha...
First of all right now Callyn is snuggled up on my chest wearing those same pink ladybug jammies! :) I looked at Emerson's picture and thought 'oh, Callyn has those.' then looked down at her...DUH she's wearing them right now ;)
Emerson is such a little peanut-Callyn is only about 2 1/2 pounds behind her-ahh! She is so so precious. It's so fun to see her in her little sleeveless tops and shorts-we are all bundled up in long sleeves and coats here :)
Happy 6 months to Emerson! Hope you guys find some time to celebrate! :)

The Jeffcoats said...

I love this sweet post about your princess!! :) Time just goes by way too fast and I can't believe it's been 6 months already! She's just as beautiful as ever and I absolutely LOVE the sweet picture of the 2 of you! :) Miss you guys!!

Kelly said...

She is too precious for words!! I wish we could get our girls together! I hope we have the chance some day when you make it back to Texas!!! :)

Mom said...

Hard to believe she is 6 months old. She is too precious. Won't be long and Mimi and Pa can get our hands on her. Love you.

Michelle said...

She is so adorable!!!! I love her crib sheet, so cute! It's crazy how fast they grow! Happy 6 months sweet girl!

Lauren said...

What a sweetie! She is such a cutie! So hard to believe that she's 6months already!

Mom said...

Hard to believe she is 6 months old. She is too precious. Won't be long and Mimi and Pa can get our hands on her. Love you.

Anna & Kirby said...

Yay! Happy 6 months :) What an adorable picture of you and E... I can't get over it!

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