Six Months?! Can it be true?! - Baby Steps in High Heels

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Six Months?! Can it be true?!

Baby is 6-months-old today. Can that really be true? I’m really having a hard time grasping this thought. It makes perfect sense, but WOW! Six months! It’s been amazing to watch her grow and learn and develop her own personality.

It’s pretty surreal for me as I think back over the last 6 months, and even the last year. This time last year, I was nearing the end of my first trimester, starting to tell family and friends about my pregnancy, and coming to the realization that my ‘morning sickness’ might not be ending like it does for most people. It has been a trying year, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Hyperemesis drained me completely. But, it has also been an amazing year. To go from basically living uselessly on the bathroom floor to having a healthy, happy, vibrant baby and family has really been a great journey.

When I think about how hyperemisis consumed me at this time last year (actually, for most of my pregnancy), I remember times when I thought it might never end. I never thought I’d ever feel better again. And, now …. I barely remember it at all! Okay, well, I do remember how I felt, but it’s such a distant memory. Baby, of course, made it all worth it. That was never a question. It’s just interesting to think about how the things that once so completely controlled every second of my life no longer matter, not even in the slightest.

What consumes me now? My sweet, little (or big?!) 6-month-old girl! What’s going on in Baby’s world today?

She refuses to stay on her back. She loves to flip over to her tummy the second you put her down.
She is trying soooo hard to crawl. She gets MAD two seconds into trying when she can’t figure it out. (Yes, she gets that impatience from me!)
She is eating cereal from a spoon, quite successfully. She even giggles when she sees me mixing it up. And, she had her first few ‘bites’ of sweet potatoes yesterday! Loved them!
Her eyes are still blue. She’s still tiny (about 14 pounds) and wearing 3-month sizes.
She loves to play peek-a-boo and will actually move the bib or burp cloth in front of her face herself when Mom and Dad aren’t paying enough attention.
She pseudo-sat up for the first time this morning, using her hands to balance. Soo cute!
She wakes up happy and smiling. (THAT, she gets from her father!)
She’s a squirmy worm! Sitting still is no longer acceptable. She is on the move all the time.
She has two teeth on the bottom, and if all the drool is any indication, more will follow soon.
She is a curious girl. Every sight and sound grabs her attention. Anything she gets her hands on promptly goes into her mouth.

She is beautiful. And, she is my baby girl. Happy ½ Birthday, Baby! I love you!

5 comments:

  1. How sweet, Jennifer! Gosh, 6 months did go quick! You should post a picture of her new teeth :)

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  2. Awe, thanks Stephanie! I'm trying like crazy to get pictures of her teeth. But, as I mentioned, she is constantly on the move! I had professional pics taken earlier this week, and I'm hoping she captured a couple of shots!

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  3. Aww six months was fun for us too! Happy 6 months Baby!

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