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.