Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Six Months

I used to think half of a year seemed like a long time until I blinked and my baby who was just born has reached this milestone.  Adelie is officially 6 months old.  My growing, changing baby weighs 15 lbs and is about 26.5" long.  She is wearing her size 2 diapers and 6-9 month clothes.  She eats 5 times/day, usually takes 2 naps, and sleeps from 5-9 hours at a time at night.  She now has 2 teeth and is steadily growing more (light) hair.

Happily playing with toys

Likes:  Adelie remains my happy, social, smiling, easy baby.  She loves being around people, going for walks, being outside, hanging out in the Baby Bjorn, baths, music, playing with her feet, and grabbing anything she can get her hands on.  She LOVE, LOVE, LOVES her big sister.  Adelie is happy to play with any toys, but stacking cups and musical/light up toys tend to be favorites.  She continues to prefer books with textures, sounds, and flaps.  She enjoys going to music class with her big sister, and seems to like being around all the kids at the baby-sitters.  Adelie loves our cats, especially when they unwittingly get close enough for her to reach.  Playing peek-a-boo, watching her mobile, and anything Staley does consistently make her smile and laugh.

Playing with big sister Staley is always fun.

Dislikes:  This list doesn't seem to change.  Adelie dislikes being hungry, tired, and cold.  She sometimes fusses about being in her carseat or getting lonely/bored.

Skills:  Adelie is still on the move.  She is a proficient roller, can scoot a little on her belly by using her legs, and loves to stand when held.  Her legs never stop moving, and she is starting to get onto her knees or her feet while on her belly. She is a great sitter, sitting for long periods of time to play with toys.  She is starting to use more of a controlled fall when she is done sitting.  Adelie will grab anything she can get her hands on, and she has a surprisingly long reach.  She can activate her cause and effect toys and is beginning to try to roll a ball back and forth.  Adelie continues to squeal and talk, but her new sound is a low growl (which Staley thinks is hysterical).  Our lives are brighter and fuller because of Adelie.

My 6 month old

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