December 4, 2015

Arwen Mae - Six Months

You can now roll from back to belly and belly to back quite easily and we often find if we lay you down somewhere, you are nowhere near where we put you down. You can sit by yourself and only fall over if you get bored/tired. You also just learned (like within the past week) how to blow raspberries. We went Christmas shopping tonight and you were in the backseat just spitting everywhere!

This month we dedicated you in church. Grandma (my mom) made you your dress and it came out stunning. You were definitely the most dressed up, but I love that the dress can be passed down and around for many generations to come. 

Your favorite word is 'plop'. I'm not sure why, but it makes you laugh every. single. time. Another guaranteed laugh is to toss you into the air or bounce fast. You love when mama and daddy get up in your face or when we sing and dance with you. You have the cutest laugh and I absolutely love it when you scrunch your nose and giggle. Once I start tickling you, you really start laughing and smiling. 


You have two new teeth! One came in (bottom, to your right), then the next week the other front, bottom tooth came in. You had your first solid food - banana! You looooved it and continue to love it. You have also had avocado, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, red bell pepper, and carrots. You did not enjoy avocado at first, but now I think it is your favorite. 

First Thanksgiving!
You still sleep really well and for that, we are so so grateful. Our routine is to put a night diaper on you, then we go upstairs and change into your jammies. Once in your PJs, we read a book or two, say our prayers, turn on the sound machine, then shut off the light. We kiss you goodnight and lay you down. Sometimes you don't make a peep and just go down and fall asleep. However, if we waited too long and you are super tired, you cry for a minute or two, then fall right asleep. 

All that blonde hair!!
You are growing up so fast. This past week your dad and I keep mentioning just how independent you are getting! You are starting to hold your bottle even. I'm trying to soak it all in and take as many short video clips as I can to remember all the small things we do in our day-to-day lives. I don't ever want to forget your little fingers wrapped around mine while you drink your bottle, or the way you lay your head on my chest, or the way you look at me when you haven't seen me in a while. Though, I hope through all your changes and growing up, you still hold my hand, lay your head on my chest, and light up when I walk into the room. You will forever be my little girl and I can't believe you are half of a year old already!