Holy Moly!!! Where has the time gone?!? I am really far behind (on your monthly updates but we already knew that) on planning your first birthday!! If I follow suit of others out there, I should have begun planning like 6 months ago!
Your six month check up was on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I enjoy that I am out of school but the doctors are still a workin'! (There was a change of plans. See, I think you know when you are supposed to go back but you decide you want to go back a little sooner. Enter deep cough and we take you in earlier) You weigh 13 lbs 11 oz and are 26 inches tall! You didn't gain a whole bunch of weight since your four month appointment but you grew three inches, according to their semi crappy way of measuring but I'll take it!
The doctor and nurses still cooed over you. One said, "it seems like yesterday, she was two days old coming in where!" Please, nurse lady, tell me something I don't know!!! We were fortunate that they could squeeze you in on that Thursday to get your cough checked out. Dr. M said, " we just had to get that baby in today." Friday morning, dad took you in for another chest X-ray. The doctor wanted to make sure it wasn't pneumonia. Turns I out, it was the beginning of pneumonia so more medicine it is for Little Miss.
She is wearing size 2 diapers. I think it is safe to say she has officially outgrown newborn clothes. She can still wear some of her three month pants and shirts but we re slowly working our way into six month clothing.
Kinley is still a rock star sleeper at night. Generally, we put her to bed around 10:30-11:00 and wake her up around 6:45. As far as I know, she doesn't nap much at Baby Ruth's. Her eating habits are to eat 6 ounces every 4ish hours. She is much better about keeping her food contained in her belly. I think she has finally realized that we won't let her go hungry!
Currently some of Kinley's favorites include chewing on her hands, playing with and chewing in her feet, sitting up and watching all that is going on around her, pulling Tobie's hair (if she stays close by long enough for her to grab it), and hanging with her Dad. I mean, of course she loves her time with me too. :)
Some of her not so favorites are laying on her belly, being stretched out to receive her 6 month shots, and taking breaks while eating. She knows how to roll over but isn't a huge fan of it even though it would get her off of her belly.
For her half birthday, we ventured into rice cereal, a sippy cup and pedialyte (per doctors orders)... All which she took pretty well. My friends told me that the rice cereal experience would be funny but she really didn't seem to mind it, which was a little disappointing for the video camera. She was more miffed about sitting in the high chair and having her bottle taken away momentarily (remember the breaks she isn't a fan of?!). Preston's cousin recommended introducing the sippy cup mainly to get her familiar with it and attempting to use it. Use it she does! The change didn't seem to phase her. I was also warned that she may not drink the pedialyte. She did that too. She spit some of it up a little later but she drank it!
Every day I feel so blessed to be her Mom!