Somehow the little girl that we just welcomed into our family is already 6 months old. It really does feel as if I just had her one or two months ago and here she is half of a year old. For some reason 6 months is a big milestone in my mind. There is something about the 6 month mark that means you really don't have a newborn anymore. That your little baby is really growing up. Just imagine what 16 years will mean for me.
We were at the doctor this morning for her 6 month check-up and aside from having to go back on antibiotics for her ears, she is doing really well. She also handled the visit like a champ, a bit of a change from her four month appointment.
Little Cream is now:
16 pounds and 9 ounces (58%)
26 and one half inches long (74%)
and has a head circumference of 44 centimeters (86%)
She still just rolls from back to front. It is pretty amusing how quickly she gets herself flipped over when you put her down. Sometimes she will hang out on her tummy for a long time and sometimes she instantly gets mad at the injustice of being on her tummy.
Lately she has been amazing me with her eye-hand coordination. She really works hard at grasping anything that gets her attention. She also will sit there playing with her hands and examining them and what they can all do.
Peachy is her number one source of amusement and fascination. Her big sister's antics always capture her attention and quite often bring a giggle and a smile. It is so much fun watching the girls relate more and more to each other everyday.
Cream is still residing in our closet. I am in no hurry to get her down into her room downstairs. For now it is so much more convenient to have her a few steps away for pacifier reinsertion and night time feedings. Although she is really stretching out how long she can go without needing to be nursed. Lately it has been around 10 hours during the night. She is also on more of a predictable daytime routine as well with usually 3 naps a day.
Our little Cream still has a sunny and smiley disposition. She loves being able to take it all in and watch the action. You can almost sense that she can't wait to be a part of it all.