Wednesday, August 18, 2010

6 months old

Dear M-
I can't believe that you are already six months old. In some ways, it only feels like yesterday that we were leaving the hospital, with you in our arms. And now, you aren't a newborn anymore. You're a delightful, happy little girl, and every day you show us more of your wonderful personality!

You're sitting up so well now! And it happened so fast! One day, we were holding you up in the sitting position and the next day, bam! I can do this myself! You love playing with your toys while you are sitting up...and then you love flipping to your tummy and ARMY CRAWLING to try and catch the dog! He's just starting to get used to you. We think he really likes you a lot, but he's still keeping his distance.

You are sleeping all night, usually 11-12 hours. You tell us pretty clearly when you are fact, really the only time you are upset is when you are hungry or tired. When we bring you your bottle, you start are so happy to eat! Speaking of eating, you LOVE solid foods. You've had multiple fruits and vegetables, but your current favorites are sweet potatoes and applesauce. We've had a great time making your baby food. Daddy just bought you some puffs, and you LOVE those too. I'm amazed at your fine motor control already! Today, at lunchtime, I gave you some small pieces of avocado on your tray....and you loved that too!

You are a complete social bug. Stranger anxiety has definitely not hit yet! You love to touch faces, laugh, and talk. While you initially hated the car, now you actually like it now!

You are the love of our lives. We praise God for you on a daily basis, and can't imagine life without you in it. Our hearts are more full than we could ever imagine.

What you like: baths, the swimming pool, food, sleeping, sophie the giraffe, your "pup-pup" (stuffed dog), your activity center, shaking your head "no", the dogs, and cuddling with daddy.

You don't like: getting your diaper changed, changing clothes, pacifiers, and getting your hair brushed.


Pie said...

She is such a cutie-pie! I love her smiles and her cute curls! And I can feel all the love she gets from you! :)

Amber said...

So sweet! Happy half-birthday sweet girl!

Anonymous said...

She's just sooooo adorable! I just wanna give her a big squishy hug! :)

Anonymous said...

when you're ready, tell us your amazing adoption story! I can't wait to hear!

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Anonymous said...

just catching up after vacation. i love love LOVE the pictures :)

little M is just adorable. she looks so happy. you guys are doing a great job! :)

6 more months until the big O-N-E!