Friday, December 21, 2012

Six Monthaversary

Now that we are days away from seven months, I figured I better get the six month milestone documented.

Miriam, you are such a happy, easy baby! You rarely cry for others, reserving it for me in your most tired or agitated moments. You have sadly been sick recently...and teething...and still you are mostly smiles and babbles until later in the evening. Even then, as soon as Daddy walks in the door, you are all smiles again. You love your Daddy so much. And you make these crazy flirty eyes at him! I think he would do anything for you!

You are still waking periodically to nurse, even though you eat a hefty dinner. But you go back to sleep after about 10 minutes, so it is hard to complain. Considering your brother has taken to waking more often than you, I have a hard time not cuddling you in the night too.

You don't crawl yet, but you love to be on your tummy and roll around. You get on your belly and kick both legs at the same time while flapping your arms. Daddy says you are going to be a butterflyer.

Two teeth have come in since the first week of December. You sit up reliably on your own and can reach over and grab things without toppling. You love love love to kiss and will hold my head in your hands and kiss my mouth. Or you will nuzzle your face to my kisses. So sweet.

Your babbles are beautiful! You sing when music is playing and make all sorts of coos when we are talking.

Eating is a highlight of your day. Once you got the hang of it, you gobble down anything I bring your way. So far, you have had avocado, green beans, peas, butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potato, banana and oatmeal. Yum!

You and Nathan have started to interact in a really fun and exciting way. He is getting a bit possessive of his toys, but overall you have a wonderful brother who adores you and loves to care for you.

You did a great job at your 6 month appointment (though Mommy was scolded many times by the pediatrician). You got a few shots, "scored" in the 80th percentile in weight and height, and put up with a lot of poking and prodding.

We love you, sweet Miri Ruth! 

Miriam vs Pooh Bear


Amanda E. said...

Bahahaha - scolded for WHAT?! I'd say you are doing an excellent job :-D

The Brood said...

Not using vitamin D drops (not rec'd by my old pediatrician) though she has no signs of deficiency. Only feeding her solids once a day so far (she wont take it more often...she had just turned 6 months!) despite the fact that she is in the 80th percentile for wt and ht. Splitting up her vaccines so she "only" had four at a time (and another four a month later) because EIGHT seemed a little much and the last time she had so many she slept for two straight days only waking 3x/day to eat. She had one little red dot on her bottom that the ped obviously considered a raging diaper rash and asked me if and how i was treating it. I could go on...she must not have kids.

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