Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby B: 6 month check-in

Blake has reached that half-year mark! I can't believe how fast it's all gone by, but at the same time, it feels like we've known her forever. Here's the 411 about the little lady:

Height - 25.5 inches (50%)
Weight - 17.12 lbs (75%)
Head Size - 43 cm (75% - Dr jokes that her weight is all brains!)

Overall personality - Blake is a really happy baby who is often smiling as big as her face will allow. She's very flirty, very social and a lot of fun. She likes to meet new people, but only when there's others that she knows around her. When she's in full play mode, she LOVES attention and will often squeal or fake cough if your attention goes elsewhere. She knows when she is having her picture taken, because she will almost always immediately pose.

Milestones - In the last two months, she's gone from kinda just laying there to rolling both directions and sitting unsupported. She's already showing signs of wanting to pull herself up. and she can working on a little scoot around while she's on her tummy. She's also enjoying the hiney scoot when she's in a sitting position. If you put a toy out of her reach, watch out, because she'll find a way to get it.

Teeth - None yet, which the doctor said was a good thing. She's drools a ton and gnaws on everything, so don't know how much longer she'll be toothless and don't really care, as long as she's happy!

Day-to-Day - She usually spends most of the day laughing, reading and playing with us, in her exersaucer or jumper. She naps 2-3x a day and she'll usually goes to bed by 6:30-7pm and sleeps around 12-13 hours a night.

Solid Foods - B has been chomping up her solid foods twice a day. She's had several fruits and veggies with her rice cereal and around month 7, we'll start introducing meats and cheeses. I've had a really easy time preparing all of her foods fresh for her.

Playtime - Blake loves to play. If she could play all day, she would. She loves the exersaucer especially. She also likes being outside and being an "airplane". She has started to really enjoy toys that make noise or light up...especially anything that resembles a cell phone or that she can easily grab and stick in her mouth.