Wednesday, September 16, 2009

1/2 down, 1/2 to go

Katie is 1/2 year old today! Can't believe how fast the time is flying by. As I was sitting with her at 9:12am, I was thinking about how she was just being born 6 months earlier. I remembered how it felt to see her for the first time and hear her newborn cries. She was definitely not happy to be out of the womb at first.

She is such a calm and happy baby. It's so much fun to make her laugh and she loves her big brother Michael very much. He has a way with her that is quite remarkable. I am amazed to see the transformation in him from my baby to Katie's big brother. He seems so big to me now, even as Katie gets bigger and bigger.

We have Katie's 6 month checkup tomorrow at the pediatrician. I am anxious to see how much she has grown. She is a little talker and loves to squeal. If you hold her up by her arms, she can support her body weight on her legs. I have even stood her up against the table and she can stand up there for about 30 seconds before tumbling to the ground. She can sit up for about 5 seconds before falling over and only if I get her into the seated position.

Still no teeth here but I think one is about to emerge. I have felt it through her gums. On the eating front, she started solids shortly after turning 5 months old. She has already had cereal, bananas, plums, sweet potato and avocado. Not sure what we will try next but there are lots of possibilities as I am making the food at home this time around.

Sleeping is going well at night as she typically sleeps for at least 11 hours. The daytime presents a bit more of a challenge but we are up anyway then and I would rather her sleep well at night.

We are enjoying our Katie and having a great time watching her learn new things and explore her world. Looking forward to the next 6 months and seeing how much she changes!


Joanna said...

She looks so much like Michael now that she's getting older. Both kids have your big eyes. I love it.

Alexa said...

Holy cow! How did six months go by so fast Karen???? Where is time going? she is adorable, and sounds like she is very strong! I love the Gamecock apparel. Hope to see you soon!!!