Tuesday, January 10, 2012

6 Months

Time is flying by, as it always seems to be these days.  Abby's already 7 months, and her little 6 month photo shoot wasn't completed until a few days before.  At least she was technically still 6 months old, right?  :)  Please excuse the lack of variety in the pictures.  I remembered that we had forgotten to take them one afternoon when I was out somewhere with Emma, so I asked Brad to take the photos for me.  He used his own new camera and forgot to take of the time/date stamp, so they all had a huge neon label on them.  He also "experimented" with some camera settings, so they were also all blurry.  Ick.

She's such a sweet heart.  She brings the brightest little light to our family, and it's hard to imagine life before her.  She makes all 3 of us smile each day and is just so much fun.  Her big sister still adores her and makes her laugh harder than anyone else.  Emma adores trying to hold Abby's hands and "dancing" with her.  She does little dances and funny voices to make her laugh, which makes us all crack up.

She has started to say her first word this month!  Brad got her to say "Mama" one time, and she hasn't stopped since!  She is sparing with it, but it's the sweetest sound ever.

She's grown so much since last month.  At her last appointment she was 13lbs. 4oz. (2nd percentile) and 25.25 inches long (9th percentile).  She's a peanut, and probably will stay that way from the looks of it.  In comparison, at Emma's 6 month appointment, she was 16lbs 10oz and 26 inches long.  A big difference!

She wears 6 month clothing, or 3-6 month.  She can still fit into her 3 month stuff though!  She looks so funny to me with things like her sippy cup because she looks like she should be too small to do things like drinking from a cup.  

She loves to eat, and has started to eat 3 solid meals a day (in addition to still nursing about 6 times a day).  She loves just about everything we feed her, but her favorite is prunes.  So far she's tried pears, apples, prunes, bananas, avocados, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, and peas.  She has also recently started eating yogurt, which is quickly becoming a favorite.

She wears size 1 diapers still, believe it or not.  She is cloth diapered full time, but had a brief time in disposable diapers this month when she got her first diaper rash.  Pretty sure the yogurt was the culprit, but it cleared up within a day or 2.  Gotta love some purple Desitin!

She is rolling all over the place, and really starting to sit up as well.  She started Zantac a couple of weeks ago.  With it, she now sometimes goes all day without spitting up.  Then again, there are days that it doesn't seem to help at all.  Not sure what the deal is.  We gave it to her for a day or 2 with her spitting it ALL out before realizing that it tasted vile.  Actually, Brad tasted it and said it was the worst thing ever.  I took it to CVS and had them flavor it.  They said that the flavor was so bad, the only flavor they had that would touch it was grape.  Can you imagine?  She does much better with the grape flavoring, though she still hates it.

She's happy nearly all the time, and is a great sleeper.  She's still swaddled, and shows no signs of being ready to stop.  By this point, Emma was breaking out of it on a daily basis - not Dabbs!  She takes 2 good, long naps a day, and one cat nap around 5:30.  She's good about letting me wake her up from naps, unlike her sister was, so she's on a good schedule.  Her naps are from 10:00-11:30, 1:00-3:00 (or until she wakes up) and 5:30-6:15.  Bedtime is between 8:00-9 and she sleeps until around 9:00 the next morning.  We started some sleep training this month, and she has had several nights of sleeping through the night, though she sometimes needs the passy put back in once or so.  

She's our little monkey and we adore her!!