Monday, January 16, 2012

Harper is 6 Months!

As I type the words, "Harper is 6 months," I am kind of in shock. I cannot believe that my baby girl is already 1/2 year old; yet I cannot remember what life was like without her in it.

Her half-birthday was actually yesterday but I decided to post today because we went for her 6 month well-baby-check this morning.

She weighs 14 pounds, 14 ounces which puts her in the 25th percentile for weight. She is 25 1/4 inches tall/long which is the 50th percentile and her head is also in the 50th. When Shyla was a baby Dr. Terry had wanted her to double her weight by 6 months and she did. Harper did not but since she was born a little heavier he said that was just fine and she is obviously thriving.

Dr. Terry is incredibly pleased with her growth and says her development is right on track. I was kind of thinking that she should be sitting up more unassisted, but he said not really until 7 or even 8 months.
He seemed very pleased with the amount of breast-milk she is still receiving. She currently gets breast-milk all day with the exception of 4-6 ounces of formula at nighttime and 1 serving of rice-cereal. He was very complimentary of it (ahem, me), which made me feel good, especially considering how hard I am working to make sure she is still getting lots of the "liquid gold."
We are ready to start on solids, though, and I think we will probably start with carrots!

Harper continues to have a very pleasant personality. She is simply a delight. She smiles at strangers and laughs at Shyla. She is trying her hardest to move/scoot.

She started daycare 2 weeks ago and has gone 8 days. They seem to love her there because she is so easy-going. Although she has only come home in her same clothes twice, she is a happy-camper when she is there. There are lots of other babies so she has a lot to look at.

She looks beautiful in purple and light-green (and every other color). She has some cradle-cap under her mop of hair that still cracks me up with its wildness and highlights. She is loving toys....everything goes straight to her mouth for a good chewing-on but she also likes the ones that make noise and feel different.

Harper loves being naked and loves splashing in the bathtub and loves smiling at herself in a mirror. She is currently not sleeping all night, it seems like she's going in waves on this; she has been waking up once or twice to eat and then going back to sleep.

She is so, so much fun! Everyday is just a little different and I love every minute!


Jeannette said...

Such a cutie! Happy Half-Birthday Harper! :)

Chelsea said...

Happy half birthday to a beautiful little girl!

Cathy Wesner said...

Happy 6 month birthday to a beautiful baby. Miss seeing the two of you at W.W.

Your Mom said...

Happy 6th month to my beautiful sweet and mellow granddaughter! I agree that there are no words to express how blessed we are to have her in our lives!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad to see that she is doing so well. What an all-star mom she must have!

Suzanne said...

Happy .5 Harper! You are so beautiful and your mommy is so beautiful too, in all she does for you and your family! I was hoping to see more of her at work, but she's busy working and keeping you happy and healthy!

Erin = ) said...

Oh, I love me some Harper Ann! How on earth has it been 6 MONTHS??!! I don't care, she could be 60 years old and she'll always be the cutest little munchkin I've ever seen..Way to go, Harper!