Lily Belle is 6 months old today. It’s crazy to me that 6 months ago, that little peanut was born weighing just 6 pounds 9 ounces. Now, she is a whopping 17 pounds and is 25 inches long. We just visited the doctor yesterday for her check-up and he said she is doing great! He was impressed at how well she can sit up by herself and at her sleeping skills. She has been sleeping through the night (9-10 hours) about half of the time. The other half the time she wakes up once to eat. Poor Lily has had a bit of a cold these past few days, but the doctor said she should be just fine. Her lungs were clear, her ears looked good and she didn’t have a fever. She might just be crabby pants until she gets better.
poor sick baby who is still precious. yes you can admire those adorable shorts!
I love the age Lily is right now. She has been doing so many fun things. She interacts with her toys more: holding them, reaching for them, biting them, shaking them, pushing buttons, etc. She looks up at me and smiles while she is playing and sometimes even squeals with happiness. Her coordination is improving everyday. She can pick up her binky and bite the sides of it and then put it in her mouth when she wants it. Lily smiles all the time, especially when she sees her Daddy come home from work. She’ll lean towards him, touch his scruffy face and then look back at me with a big grin on her face. It’s the cutest thing.
I know this picture has nothing to do with what I just talked about, but I think she is still adorable!
Lily is ticklish on her neck, which is sometimes hard to get to, but she will laugh and laugh when you do. It’s so fun and totally addicting. I always want to make her laugh so I can hear her cute baby squeals. She also laughs at peek-a-boo and if you fake a sneeze and say “aaaah-chooo!” Lily loves to blow raspberries and spit everywhere. I think she is really proud of this one.
Lily is starting to get a lot of hair, even enough to hold a bow!
Lily loves to hold and bite her toes every chance she gets
Lily is such a good baby. She just keeps getting better all the time. I think back to the colicky, refluxy, gassy days and I wonder how in the world I ever got through them. They were so hard. What amazes me more is that Lily is such a happy baby now considering the rough patch she just went through. I wouldn’t trade any of it for one minute. I am so happy to go through the hard days and love her all the more now. Now that I have Lily, I wonder what I ever did before she came. She and Brett are my life and I couldn’t be happier having the two of them to love.