Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Very Merry Unbirthday

Wow, my baby is 6 months old. Half a year. Where did the time go? She is becoming less of a baby and more of an actual little person that I take care of. Her personality is really shine, or as Brett calls it, she is becoming "conscious."
  • She sits up by herself. 
  • She can roll over front to back and back to front, although she always manages to pin her arm underneath her and can't quite figure out how to fix that yet.
  • She passes objects hand to hand and will use both hands to grab at something (always with the intention of getting it into her mouth

  • She opens her mouth if Brett & I are holding her while we eat, which is so funny, because like I am actually going to share my food....
  • She is officially eating solids and she inhales food like she is preparing for hibernation
  • She goes down really well for naps and bedtime, as long as she has her little lamb to cuddle up with

Laying out by the pool

Not so much a swimfan. I was holding her to cover my nursing cleavage. TMI!

  • She babbles and screams and giggles like crazy, and just started saying "da-da" (well, "tha-tha", but we'll take it)
  • She is ticklish

  • She has discovered her feet, and loves the taste of them, shoes too if she can't get her feet.
  • She likes to spit her binky out like a rocket.
  • She weighs 13.5 lbs and is 26.5 inches tall!

First Ponytail

Hate this picture of me, but she looks darling!
Where did our little girl go?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

An anniversary and a birthday (sort of)

Last weekend was one of the first nice spring weekends we have had this year. It also was General Conference, the 1-year anniversary of Opa's death, and the weekend before Easter. All of these things have put me into a state of self reflection. A year ago, I had just found out I was pregnant, we had just bought a house, and we were coming home from a family vacation when we found out that Opa had passed away.
Me as a baby with Oma & Opa
It's amazing what can happen in a year! I wonder what will be going on this time next year?

And now I have a 5 month old!

St. Patty's Day

Practicing sitting
Trying rice cereal for the first time. She couldn't get enough of it!
Going shooting for the first time.

 It seems so crazy to me that a year ago we didn't even know we were having a girl. We didn't have a name, or any idea what she would look like. But now she is here and I feel that of course this is what she should look like. Of course her name should be Adelyn. Of course her little personality just fits her perfectly.
She is now a whopping 13 1/2 pounds (according to our bathroom scale, which may not be very accurate) and 26" or 27" long. She was kind of kicky when I was trying to measure.
She is getting pretty good at sitting up if we balance her, but she topples over pretty easily. She had her first official solid food, and loved it. I can tell she is going to be excited when we start solids officially at the end of this month.
Adelyn's personality is really starting to shine. She has recently become ticklish, which is adorable. I can tell when she is bored, or hungry, or tired...she seems to cycle through those three emotions pretty often. She loves going outside on walks, eating her hands (or anything she can get her hands ON), taking baths, and reading books. She always gets instantly quiet when we pull a book out and tries to turn the pages, which is cute. Hopefully we will have a little reader!
We are taking our first big vacation next month. We are going to Hawaii and it should be quite an experience with a baby. Any tips on flying with an infant would be much appreciated :)
She is growing up too fast!
P.S. Blogger is acting up and I'm having trouble posting the pictures, so sorry it looks a little weird.