Posted by: birdsandsquirrels | June 26, 2010

6 months

To Birdie,

You turned 6 months old on Wednesday. Half a year! I cannot believe how quickly these 6 months have gone by. You are now very good at rolling over both ways and can to toys that you want rolling. You are very amused by the cats. You started smiling at them last week, and I think you were genuinely disappointed that they did not smile back. You have been sleeping longer and longer stretches. In the last week you slept two 7 hour stretches and one 9 hour stretch at night.

You are such a happy girl. Some funny things make you laugh lately – fake hiccups are the latest thing that cracks you up. You love your exersaucer, your Sophie, your binky, and the taggie blanket I made you. You aren’t quite sitting up yet but you are getting stronger and stronger. You were 14 lbs 4 oz at the lactation consultant the other day.

You like to eat food! Rice cereal is pretty good when made with breastmilk. You also like bananas, pears, and peaches. You did not like squash very much. Your dad gives you a bottle at night before bed and reads you stories – usually Goodnight Moon, the cat book, or Green Eggs and Ham. You love to sleep on your side at night ever since you learned to roll over, though we sometimes find you flat on your stomach with your face down in the sheet, which scares the hell out of me.

When you nurse, you love to stick your fingers in my mouth and find my teeth. You are pretty restless lately when nursing. You often  scratch my mouth, pinch and grab my chest, and you move kick your legs and push against me. I have to nurse you in a quiet, dark room not because everything distracts you. You are just now starting to find your thumb and gnaw on it.

You like going places and seeing things. You like driving in the car for the most part. You like your stroller. You don’t like being in the bright sun and you don’t like loud noises. You always wake up so happy.

I love you very much, and I am so thankful every day that you are here with us.



  1. She is just the cutest! Time sure flies by fast, doesn’t it?

  2. a-dor-a-ble 🙂

  3. So beautiful, with her peaches-and-cream skin. Sounds like things are going well. Glad you’re enjoying her so nuch.

  4. Happy Half Birthday from Auntie Celia!

  5. Awwwwwwww, she is sooo adorable! Just, beautiful 🙂

  6. She is so adorable. What a happy, smiley faced kid you have!

  7. Happy birthday, birdie! What a sweet girl.

  8. omg. she’s too cute. how is it possible that she is 6 months already?????

  9. she is beautiful. just beautiful. : ) Mo

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