(She's catching up to Tigger!)
*Maria is 17 pounds, 4 ounces (75th percentile) and 26 1/4 inches (70th percentile)! She is the same weight Greg was at 6 months, but an inch shorter!
* The doctor said she was "perfect" (for real, a true quote!) Her appointment went great! This girl did not even cry with her two shots...CRAZY!
*Maria is in size 6 month clothes.
*She wears a size 3 diaper!
*She eats oatmeal and fruit for breakfast, a 6 ounce bottle around 11, 2 Gerber foods (a fruit and veggie) for lunch around 2, another 6 ounce bottle around 5, and her last 6 ounce bottle with oatmeal around 8:30. Maria has LOVED all the food she has tried (except for peas)...hello...have you seen her thighs and cheeks?
(What a silly girl!)
*Maria takes a morning nap around 9 for about an hour. She naps for 2-3 hours around 1130, and takes another cat nap in the evening after her 5pm bottle! She is down for the night at 830 and sleeps until 730/8 in the morning...BEAUTIFUL!
*Maria still sucks her thumb!
*Maria has her two front bottom teeth...although they have not pushed all the way through...just the tips!
*Maria sits up unassisted VERY well.
*Maria gets up on all fours and rocks. Uh-Oh...here we go...it's time to crawl!!
*She scootches backwards to get around.
*She is fascinated with necklaces.
*She gets very excited when she knows you are preparing her food.
*Maria is phasing out of her swing. She would rather just be laid in her crib to sleep.
*Maria loves to chew on everything!
*Maria loves her Mommy and has started showing this when others are holding her.
*Maria drools a lot! We have to have a bib on all the time!
Maria has such a sweet disposition. She really is such an easy baby!! She goes with the flow in all we do! We are so in love with her! This 1/2 a year has flown by, but each moment with her has been a true blessing!
AND....as a fun little 1/2 BDAY present Mommy and Daddy got her.....
...her ear pierced!! They are SOOOO cute!!!
Her pediatrician asked me if we were getting her ears pierced...I was thinking maybe around 2 or 3. She then told me that the best time is now or when she is out of the toddler/preschool stage. She said that little toddlers and preschoolers come in with infections because they constantly play with them and it is harder for them to sit still to let the parents clean the ears. So....we decided to do it now!! She cried when we got them done, but as soon as I stood up with her and we walked to the register she had stopped!! She is even more adorable with little earrings in her cute little ears! :-)