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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Six Months!

Oh my. If Catherine's next six months go by as fast as the first six, we're going to have a one-year-old on our hands in no time.

What a joy this little one is! She has us completely over the moon, and we're so grateful she's in our life.

Here's what she's up to these days...

-Weighing in around 14 pounds (20th percentile) and 26.5 inches (80th percentile).

-Still eating and {mostly} sleeping well. Sweet potatoes are a favorite, but I have to admit that I sometimes have an instinctive negative reaction to seeing the very orange sweet potatoes next to her very blue eyes. {As Bama fans, those colors are never together in our house.}

-Trying to crawl. She can get up on her arms and on her knees--just usually not at the same time. But she does a fine job scooting around. {Working on her one-armed push-up here.}

-Turning from her belly to her back.

-Asking for a blanket when she sleeps. {Don't worry--we sneak in after she's asleep and steal it away.} Not sure where she got the idea, but it's very sweet to see her {very} happily snuggle her blankets.

-Playing "Where's Catherine? There she is!" We've been doing this for awhile, but she has started instigating the game with us. She'll pull her blanket over her face, we'll say, "Where's Catherine?" Then she pulls it down with a HUGE smile, and we say, "There she is!" This is more fun than you can imagine.

-Reaching out for everything when we're walking around with her. I had no idea my light switches were so dirty.

-She's also going after Jason's glasses, the food on our plates, and our drinking glasses. {She also LOVES to put her mouth on our glass as if she's drinking, but I learned the hard way that she's spitting out more than she's taking in.}

-She's starting to mimic us a little bit, but she hasn't been "talking" as much because we've been keeping the pacifier in more. It seems to help some with the spitting up, and we'll take all the help we can get on that.

-Trying on shoes. Which she chewed and then promptly took off.

I feel like she's really developed a lot in the last month, becoming much more interactive and interested in life around our house. Definitely a growing-up girl!


  1. Anonymous7/19/2012

    Honey, you must have an instinctive flair for the Motherhood Thing because this darling girl is among the happiest babies I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing her with us. It's such a joy watching her personality unfold like a little flower opening up.
    Kiss her for me!

    1. Thank you! It has been fun watching her personality develop; that's one of the things we are most excited to see in upcoming months. And, yes, she is definitely a happy baby. We're so thankful!


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