Wednesday, April 6, 2011

6 Months

I just can't believe the first half of Marin's first year is over. She is an absolute joy and makes me laugh everyday! I wish I could freeze her at this age because it's just perfect. She can do so many things, but I'm not having to chase her around yet. She had her six month checkup today and she is 28 inches long and 19 pounds 3 ounces; both of those put her in the 95th percentile. Here are a few things about our sweet angel at six months:
  • She is a pro at sitting up. She's been doing this since 5 months, but now she's good enough to where you don't have to worry about her tipping over.
  • Marin has two sharp little teeth right in the bottom front. They started coming in at about 4 1/2 months.
  • She loves to jump and swing. She has gotten pretty good at scooting around in her walker, but she moves it with both feet at the same time.
  • She sleeps on her tummy most of the time. Marin is like clockwork when it comes to her daytime schedule. She's a great napper, but she rarely sleeps all the way through the night. She made it an entire week last week, but not so much this week.
  • Surprisingly, she's not really into eating solids. She does love peaches, apples, and oatmeal, but pretty much everything else comes right out.
  • This week she has really started talking... lalala and dadada. It's so cute to watch her try to talk to us and really use her tongue to make sounds.
  • She has also started reaching out for when she wants to be picked up.... so sweet.
  • Marin loves loves loves being outside, and Bentley always makes her smile. He is really good about letting her pull his hair and ears, although I can tell he's not too thrilled with it.
  • Her favorite song is "Itsy Bitsy Spider". She can be fussing and once we start singing that song she gives an immediate smile.
  • She hasn't really shown any interest in crawling yet, but she does get up on all fours in her crib and kind of scoot backwards.
To sum it up, Mark said the other night he wishes we had two of her!

My buddy
Swinging at the park
Fun times on the front porch

A new trick... she blows all the air out of her lungs and the takes a big breath!

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