Thursday, January 17, 2013

Letters to Sylvie: 6 Months

Dear Sylvie,

I can't believe my once tiny baby is 6 months old. 6 months! You're not so tiny anymore! The little snugly baby that once curled up in a tight ball on my chest now almost fills up the rocking chair and can't hold still for a second!

When I feed you you kick and kick your feet and turn your head at even a hint of sound. I'm surprised you manage to eat enough to continue increasing the size of your adorable chubby cheeks. Nursing you during the day is becoming more and more of a challenge just because you are so curious and have to be moving all the time. I have to constantly remind your dad that his singing, while angelic and entertaining, impedes your much needed concentration.

Speaking of eating, this month you had your first taste of fruit & vegetables. After trying the rice cereal a couple times, we figured it just wasn't your thing. So far you've tried carrots, sweet potatoes, and bananas. Carrots are definitely your favorite. You weren't sure about them the first couple times you tried them out, but once you got used to them, you couldn't stop eating! You got mad at me when I didn't feed you fast enough or paused momentarily to wipe off your orange goo covered face. You haven't quite got the swallowing thing down which makes the process quite messy, but you're getting better! I can already tell solid foods are going to significantly increase the amount of laundry and bath time around here.

You had your 6 month check-up today and the doctor said you're doing great. You're up to 15 pounds 11 ounces and 27" inches long. I'm not surprised you're going through a growth spurt with all that milk you've been drinking. The doctor says you're "long and lean." I'll say. Can't believe you've grown 8 inches since you were born!

Lately your new favorite thing is grabbing both your feet and sucking on your left foot. You also put everything in your mouth that you can get your hands on. You still haven't figured out how to roll over all the way, but from the looks of it, you might skip rolling and go straight to crawling.You have, however, mastered rotating yourself around in a circle. Just this morning I went to get you out of your crib and your head was at the wrong end of the bed. How you manage to move around so much wearing your sleep sack is beyond me. Just talented I guess! You also LOVE to jump around in your Jumparoo. You bounce and bounce away and think it's great when mommy plays the piano next to you.

You will also see Sylvie successfully execute the famous Hanson "triple sneeze"

Sylvie, every day I love you more and more. You're the sweetest, funniest, most adorable little baby. You make me so happy. Every day I thank god I decided to become a mother. I never dreamed I'd be lucky enough to get a daughter like you. I love you Buggaboo.

Love, Mama


The Butler Clan said...

Gotta love those chubby little legs! I can't get enough of lizzy's rolls! Just when you think they couldn't possibly get any cuter, they do!