Friday, June 1, 2012

It's been six months!

Olivia is a little over six months old now! It is getting harder to know that she's not a tiny baby anymore, but a little person trying to grow up. She has gone through some growth spurts and personality changes that I have to blog or I will forget everything!

 4 months:
Her hair is growing in now in the front..not so bald. She has been smiling and cooing for a while now. She still loves being held and rocked to sleep. She loves having her face slightly covered by her favorite blankee which is one made by Grandma Carice. It has pink owls on one side, and pink and black Polk a dots on the other side. This side is silky, which Olivia loves! And she loves to hold onto it and roll it in between her fingers. She still loves a bin-key. It's the only way to fall asleep at night. People say this is a problem, but I love how it immediately soothes her and she can suck the night away! haha. Olivia loves going to daycare and loves being around all the other kids. She now wants to play with every kid she sees! She is very interactive with her toys, and putting everything into her mouth. At four months she even tried baby food, and took to it right away. I was very surprised. Her favorite time is bath time still and she loves splashing around.

5 months:

Olivia is still sleeping through the night. She eats about one meal of baby food a day, and still loves her bottle. She is wearing 6 month pajamas already because she is so long. The only problem is she is only 12.5 pounds and super slim. So things are fitting her funny. Her pants are 3 months, her pj's six months, her dresses 3 months, and her onesies are 3-6 months fitting. She had a really long lasting cold this month with a very wet cough. It always woke her up at night and in the morning there was always a coughing fit. She doesn't seem to let it get her down though. :) She eats between 6-7 ounces of milk every feeding. Olivia loves her toys even more now! She loves being on the floor mat with jungle gym above her. She grabs her feet and is always sticking them in her mouth. She still hates being on her tummy though..Her hair is very wispy (like old man hair), but I think it's getting curlier. She has no teeth coming in. Thank goodness!
Olivia loves her daddy and her mommy very much. She doesn't like it when they leave her behind to go on a date ever! She likes to throw a fit every time. Poor Grandma... Olivia loves when her dad plays with her and lets her pull on his beard all the time. She loves being outside and just watching everything move. She is very curious about things already and wanting to grab it all with her little hands. She has daddy's long fingers and eyes. Her eyes are a beautiful grey, green, brown. We are wondering how they will end up. Olivia is very mild natured for the most part. She will just hang out with us when she is fed and happy. She loves to smile and laugh at everything you do. She will pose for the camera every time! It's hilarious!

6 months:
Her hair is definitely lightening up. She is getting more of it, but it is still pretty thin and wavy. Her eyes are more gorgeous then ever. We can't stop staring at them. Olivia did amazing at her six month check up. She is on the low percentile for weight, average for length, and apparently a big head! She must be smart! She weighs 14.2 pounds, and is about two feet long. She barely cried during her shots, and immediately smiled when I picked her up. I was so proud! Because I had literally being worried about this appointment all week...It kills me to have her shots done. Every mom knows this pain.
Olivia can sit up on her own, and occasionally falls over when she loses her balance. She was very determined to sit up while we took a vacation to Tucson to see my family. It was just me and her, and we had a lot of fun bonding time. It feels so good to know your baby needs you. She went swimming for her first time! She loves the water, a natural water baby like the Stoner family. She just splashed and played all day everyday. She also loves to swing. Aaron and I still need to get her a swing of her own.

Livi is now going through some sort of growth spurt or change. She is now waking up at 330-4am every morning, and really struggles to want to go back to sleep after her bottle. She is making us more sleep deprived by the minute! LOL. She is a little wiggle worm and hates to be confined now. She always wants to sit up and see everything. She still lets us rock her to sleep and snuggle for kisses, but she is definitely becoming more of a toddler. She likes to roll over back and forth from tummy to back. She loves kicking her feet on you, and chewing everything. She grabs anything and everything and shoves it in her mouth. It's so funny! I let her make a mess every time she eats, and then she gets a bath. She is eating at least two meals a day now of baby food with snacks and bottles in between. Her favorite food is sweet potatoes and pickles! It's truly disgusting. She still laughs and smiles at everything, but she definitely has to be the center of attention at all times. It is very hard on me to never be able to turn away...but I'm getting through it. haha. She is beginning to hate the car seat and arches her back when I try to load her up. It's crazy how she knows what's going on. She loves when Daddy walks in the door after work, and she just loves to be in our arms most of the time. 

Well Olivia is our spoiled little girl, but is loves by so many. We are so grateful for you baby!! Some day you will be the best big sister to a little sibling. We hope not too far out. Olivia is my greatest blessing and has been a big challenge. I thought I wouldn't make it there for a while in the first couple of months. It was so hard adjusting to being a mom. The mom world is so different than anything else, and there's no turning back! But once you're here, you wouldn't leave it for anything. Children are so amazing, and I would die without my sweet Olivia. Love you!

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