Friday, October 23, 2015

the baby is six months!

Lilly Beth has been in the world for half a year!!

Wearing:  You fit in 6-month and 9-month clothes. You seem to have gotten a lot longer all of a sudden lately -- your little roly-poly legs are lengthening out. Still in size 2 diapers (and one snap down on a one-size cloth diaper). Been wearing your black cat Halloween bow top and orange leggings a lot, your "Boo" onesie (passed down from the Boo-dreaus, haha), and the pink "princess" dress Grandma made you. You love when people fawn over you and comment on your big bows -- you'll coo and smile demurely as if you know they're talking about you!

Talking: You talk ALL the time. You have the sweetest voice and blow bubbles and squeal and make all kinds of cute sounds. When Grandma & Grandaddy watched you last weekend you started chatting up the Dracula bobblehead figurine they have for Halloween decor. I tried to get you to do it for me, but you won't.

Moving: You're squirmy and back-arch and flail when you get overtired or fussy. Particularly during feedings.

Sleep: 11 - 12 hours at a time in your own crib in your own room. You sleep in my bed from 7:30 - 9:30am most mornings after your first breakfast, too. 

Eating: 100% breastmilk. We're going to attempt more solid foods next week... waaaah! 

Soothing:  Binky (binks as I call it) is our BFF. Amy (Drew's sweet coworker) made us some new vinyl Lilly print monograms since the originals wore off (these binkies are WELL LOVED and much used!). You also suck on your fingers regularly, and enjoy gnawing on my "droolery."

Health:  Great health! Going to the doctor next Tuesday to get weighed and more vaccines!

What We Call You:  Lilly Beth, Lilly Boo, Boosicle, Elbee (LB), Lillian, Bunny, Little Tiger,  Sugarbear, Honey Boo, Baby Boo, Drama Queen, Drama Llama

Other Highlights: 

You were demure and coy with your boyfriends at Mrs Laken's birthday party, wearing your sweet pink Grandma dress and giant bow.
Our first attempt at cloth diapering was a struggle -- soaking sheets and stinky PJs. 
You finally started enjoying bathtime, thanks to Daddy's involvement and calm demeanor.
You're obviously a pretty modest baby since this is the only way you'll eat in public. If I'm trying to feed you uncovered, you scream and arch your back and make me spray everyone within a three-foot radius. (Yikes.)
Your jumperoo is not your favorite, but you like it better lately, esp when we play music and aid in bouncing you.
Family photo before Daddy had to dash off the be in a wedding.
Your first pumpkin patch visit at Flying Ghost!
Go Big Orange!!
Loving yoga with Mrs Lucy these days!
You met your great-grandmother Mary! This was actually my first time "meeting" her (in 24 years), too, so it was a big day for all of us. She lives 30 minutes away from us, so maybe we'll be seeing more of her in the months to come.

First visit to the zoo! Unimpressed by the joeys.
New gold shoes!!
Naps on Mama are fewer and farther between but sometimes inevitable. I soak them all up.
Grandaddy -- endless entertainment.
We survived several weeks of Daddy working out of town. Nothing cheers you up more than spotting him!!!

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