On Wednesday, September 19, sweet Susan Louise turned 6 months old! Halfway to one! I really cannot believe how fast the time has flown by. In 6 more months, she will be a year old. Wow! It was a busy month for the kiddo and her parents. Here are her stats. As you can see, she is a sturdy baby. I like "sturdy" because it doesn't sound too offensive. But soon, I will quit saying anything at all (and give evil looks to those who do) because I never want to pass on the body image complex that I have. She is beautiful, inside and out!
Weight: 21.5 lbs (100th percentile)
Height: 28.4 inches (100th percentile)
Next Appointment: 12/20 at 9 months
Teeth: 2 (lower central incisors)
New Foods: zucchini, apples, avocado, sweet potatoes - she DOES NOT like brown rice cereal. But she loves everything else. We have tried a few combination purees: apple/pear with cinnamon and avocado/banana. She loves both. She is eating solids 3 times a day - 1 serving in the morning, then two at lunch and dinner.
Bottle: 4 times a day, ranging from 5.5 to 6.5 oz.
Clothing: 9 months
Diaper Size: 4
Sleeping: 10 to 11 hours at night, Naps depend on daycare. At daycare, she sleeps maybe 2 to 2.5 hours total. She crashes in the car on the way home, and then sleeps for another 1.5 to 2 hours. On the weekends, two 1.5 hour naps in the morning and afternoon, followed by catnap from 5-6. Still about 14 to 15 hours total
Favorite Toys: "Elmerellie;" Sophie the Giraffe; Stacking cups, musical blocks
Likes: Kisses, dancing, standing on the couch and jumping up down, peek a boo, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, bath time
Dislikes: She doesn't dislike having her diaper changed but now she wants to roll over and explore the world around her, sans diaper. Her little baby butt is adorable but it is getting old, FAST!
Milestones: Sitting up unassisted. Rolling around to a piece of furniture, then reaching up as if to try and pull-up. Still air swimming. She can scoot a little on the carpet and has been working really hard at getting her belly up off the ground. She has done it a few times. We have bought all baby-proofing gear. So far, we have put in all the outlet covers. She is still babbling, but also discovered she can gurgle or make sounds from the back of her throat. Kind of like creepy breathing except she is really excited when she does it.
|She totally poses for the camera!|