Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Emma Joy: Six Months Old

Sweet Emma Joy, 

You've been in our world for half a year already! I truly feel like 6 months with you in our lives has just flown by. It's bittersweet celebrating half a year of you -- the reality of how fast time is flying by breaks my heart but every month with you brings more joy than the last! 

This past month with you has been so much fun! We started introducing solid foods this month and you have been so great every time we've given you something new. I loved the first week or two especially as I watched you catch on to the concept of eating off a spoon and moving food to the back of your throat. So far, you've had apples, bananas, squash, peas and avocado. You haven't disliked anything too much (although you didn't love avocado at first), but you especially love apple and banana. 

You also started sitting up on your own this month! The first time you did it, you lasted maybe a second or two before tipping over and it seemed like only a week later, you were able to sit up for a minute or so before toppling over. It's the cutest thing to see you balancing yourself and leaning over to grab at your toys. Every new thing you do or experience gives your daddy and I so much joy. 

You're weighing in at almost 15 pounds and you're almost 26" long but the most exciting physical change this month has been the bottom tooth you have coming through. Thankfully, this tooth and the one coming in next to it haven't seemed to cause you too much discomfort because we didn't even realize it was happening until your doctor pointed it out! You've definitely been drooling like crazy and sticking everything in your mouth, but otherwise you haven't been too bothered by it. 

You're wearing mostly 6 month size tops and pants now and you've been wearing size 2 diapers for a few weeks now. I finally found a pair of shoes that would stay on your feet last week and you looked so adorable in your little sneakers that day! 

You are still so easygoing! There's not a whole lot you don't like aside from getting your face wiped, which happens a lot now that you're eating all kinds of fruits and veggies! You love to smile, squeal and you let out the most adorable laugh when we tickle your belly. You're grabbing at everything in sight and are constantly keeping an eye on your surroundings. You still love when we sing to you and during bath time, you love to splash around and play. 

Your daddy and I just can't get enough of you, sweet girl. Happy 6 months. We love you so much!