LC at Six Months

September 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Posted in Family, Home, Life, Thankful things | 1 Comment

My darling girl,

I can’t believe half a year has gone by since we welcomed you into our family.  We’ve had our ups and downs as we’ve figured each other out, but fortunately the ups have far outnumbered the downs.

Here are some of the highlights from the past six months:

You were born on a Sunday morning and we had to wait until Tuesday evening to hold you for the first time because you were intubated until then.  It was such a good feeling to have you in my arms where you should have been all along.

After ten long, emotional days in the NICU, we finally  got to take you home. Best day ever.

We’ve had many occasions to dress you up and fawn over how stinkin’ cute you are.  We just can’t help it; no matter what you do, to us it’s the most adorable thing ever (except for spit up and poop…sorry, those are just never cute).

Since you’ve been born, you’ve had lots of people come to see you.  That’s a pretty big deal since your extended family lives 2,000 miles away.  You had your first plane ride, too, to Virginia just before you turned 4 months old.  You were so good on the plane, and many people commented that they didn’t even know there was a baby on the flight!

On your first trip to VA, you got to see both sets of grandparents, three aunts and uncles, and your cousin who’s only 9 days older than you.  Your aunt and I had fun dressing you in coordinating outfits and taking pictures of you together.  Your great-grandpa even drove all the way from Michigan just to meet you.

Cousins in their Costa Rica onesies!

Everyone that meets you notices what a happy baby you are.  You always have such a big grin, and it melts our hearts just thinking about it. I absolutely love going in your room in the morning when you wake up because you greet me with that cute gummy smile (no teeth yet!).  You have the sweetest laugh, and you mostly only cry when you’re tired.

Blowing raspberries

Speaking of tired, you have finally become a great night sleeper.  We had a rough patch between months 2 and 4, but once we came back from vacation, you started sleeping pretty consistently from about 7:30 pm-7:30 am.  Naps are another story. We are working on those!

At this point, you are rolling, rolling, rolling like crazy, and have started to army crawl.  You are a determined little girl and if you really want something, you’ll find a way to get it.  Lately you seem to really love getting your hands on Mommy’s magazines.  You seem to have a knack for picking out the one thing in the room you’re not supposed to have and then making sure you get it.

You’re also becoming quite vocal.  You are usually squealing with delight, but you also have started screeching (happily!) and you crack us up with the new sounds you make.  Mommy is speaking French to you, as well as English, but your grandparents are pushing for you to be at least trilingual, so we’ve got some work to do.

We started solids just over a week ago.  So far you have tried peaches, avocados,  and plums.  You seem to like the avocado best, but in general you are not too enthused about solids.  We hope you’ll grow up to be an adventurous eater because Mommy and Daddy love to eat!

Your 6-month checkup is later this week, so we don’t have official height/weight stats yet, but you are still fitting comfortably in 3-6 month clothes and size 2 or 3 diapers.

We love you so much and we can’t wait to see what surprises the next six months bring.

Love, your mama

6 months!


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  1. She is SO precious!

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