September 17, 2012

6 Months! (with pictures)

Six months ago tonight, our precious tiny little baby entered the world, unsure of why she had been yanked from her cozy, warm bath and not knowing what to make of anything that was happening to her.

Tonight, she scarfed down a plate full of smashed banana mixed with rice cereal, helped feed herself by clutching the spoon and guiding it to her mouth, and, a little bit later, rolled onto her tummy to sleep for a few minutes before realizing that she's still not fond of this new position she has been putting herself in occasionally for the past three days.

What a difference six months makes!

I can't believe that much time has gone by. R and I still have cheeks that literally ache from all of the smiling. I'm still surprised at how at peace I feel, how (relatively) mellow I am about her. (Everyone around me is surprised too.) I'm still so very, very, thankful and grateful for every moment with her. I savor them all.

I don't post many pictures of her online (if you read the posts right after she was born, you've seen more pictures of her than those on my FB account have), but since it's a semi-milestone birthday, I thought I'd share a few:

This one was taken a couple months ago. It's one of my favorite candid shots of her.

I included this one because it's the best example of her hair color. Sometimes it looks red or brown in pictures, but she's still totally a blondie with blue eyes. Which still surprises me, since I'm used to the idea that ladies in our family (i.e. my mom and me) have dark brown hair and dark eyes.

This one was from 5 or 6 weeks ago. It's the first time she rolled from her back to her tummy and got both arms out from under her all on her own. We had just finished drying her off after her bath.

Look at that grin! So far, apples are her favorite food by far. Sweet potatoes and even bananas kind of look like the color of apples. When we give her those other foods, the surprised face she makes when she realizes what she's tasting isn't apple cracks us up.

So, there she is in photos. Happy 6-month birthday, amazing little girl!


Silver said...

She is just beautiful! Happy half-birthday, gorgeous girl!

SLESE1014 said...

too adorable for words.....I can't believe she's 6 months already!!! What a big girl!

Reese said...

She is so darn cute! What a pretty pretty baby. I am loving that hair. 6 months old already?!

MyTwoLines said...

Adorable pictures!!

Nico said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! So happy for you :)

Libby said...

Awe, what a cutie! Happy 6 months!

jayjay said...

What do you do to get the baby to sit up in the high chair? Ours is 11 days behind yours and doesn't sit up yet. Is there a propping tool?

Rebecca said...

JayJay - Although it kind of looks like it in the photo, she's not sitting up 90 degrees perpendicular to the ground. Her high chair also has 2 reclining settings, one probably at about 1 15-degree angle and the other at about 30-degrees, so she's sitting 15-degrees tilted back in that photo. The chair also has a 5-point safety harness, which she is buckled into, which gives her additional support.

She can sit in the non-reclining setting, but her tummy muscles aren't yet strong enough to support that position for too long, even being strapped in.