Sunday, March 20, 2016

6 months of evelyn jane

dear evy girl,
happy 6 months! (only a few weeks late...and now a day before your 7th month birthday!)
you have changed a lot this month and are learning so many new things! 

you weigh 14.6 pounds and are 26 inches long.  you finally started to put on some weight (it must be all the middle of the night feedings!).  the same exact thing happened with your sister... slow weight gain until 6 months, then wow... you have chunky thighs and chipmunk cheeks!
you are SO active and are constantly on the move!  you will not stay in one place for very long at all! you are army crawling and really starting to get up on your knees and rock back and forth. you will be crawling any day i bet!  you sit up unassisted fairly well, although you do tip over quite frequently! 

your sleep is pretty inconsistent.  one night you'll make it through the night and the next you're up a few times.  we started letting you fuss in your sleep a little bit because we noticed if we went in to comfort you, you would get SO worked up and nothing would calm you down.  typically you're up to eat somewhere around 3am and again at 5:30am.  

we celebrated your official half-birthday with a few bites of sweet potatoes and you LOVE them!  so far you've tried: sweet potatoes, butternut squash, avocado, and bananas) every morning you have some oatmeal and then some veggies or the "new" food for dinner.  nora loves to help feed you.  as soon as you get in your highchair we cannot get the food to your mouth fast enough!! you are grabbing the spoon to try and feed yourself :) 

you are wearing 3-6 month and 6 month clothes and quickly growing out of a few pieces! i can't wait for the spring to get here because nora had some seriously cute clothes that i just cannot wait to put you in!!

we put you in the exersaucer for the first time this month and you love it! you are entertained by all the toys around the outside and love to jump away!  at first nora really wanted to go in it, but now she loves to play with you while you're in it and show you how all the toys work. i will often catch her talking to you, saying "you know how this works evy? i show you." you love to grab hair and necklaces and put them in your mouth! everything goes in your mouth.  still no teeth, but so much drool.  you are getting a rash around your mouth from all the drool! 

my favorite thing in the world is watching the bond between you and your sister.  you look at her with such adoring eyes.  i hope you always look up to her and i hope she continues to be a good role model for you.  you have no idea how lucky you two are to have each other! 

your daddy and i love you so very much, evelyn.  you are the sweetest, happiest, most smiley baby and we could just eat you up we love you so! 
mama & daddy 

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