Well overdo, but now is better than never. My youngest daughter turned six months old on September 18, 2015. Part of the reason for the delay in posting about her was driven by me wanting to have her exact physical stats from the doctor. At our pediatrician’s office, a baby goes in for a “well visit” at one month, two months, four months, six months, nine months and one year. Phew. Seems like a lot. It is. The six month check up results in several rounds of shots. They didn’t seem to phase my child. Other than a slight frown in her otherwise smiling face, she moved on from the traumatic event pretty quickly.
Month six has brought on so many significant changes. I totally forgot how different a five month old can be from a six month old. We knew my youngest was bigger than my oldest daughter at six months, but we never would have guessed by how much.
- Height – 26.25 inches (70th percentile)
- Weight – 17 pounds 1 ounce (73rd percentile)
At six months, my oldest had the following statistics.
- Height – 25.5 inches (43rd percentile)
- Weight – 14 pounds 6 ounces (21st percentile)
Our “little” Morgan Riley is comparable in size to my husband’s statistics, while my youngest is following in my path. It will be interesting to see how long it takes them to catch up with each other.
Aside from physically growing a lot, month six marked the first time that our youngest sat up unsupported by herself. On a trip to Virginia she started sitting in the “tripod” stance – crossed legs with hands supporting her torso in front. As she continued to practice this position, she started to sit with her arms straight out unsupported. Absolutely no problem now.
Being able to sit up unsupported brings on so many other big steps. She can now sit in the grocery cart, without the carrier. She can ride in the stroller facing out (no carrier means the jogger is WAY lighter). She can sit in a high chair in a restaurant. She can sit in a toddler swing at the playground. So many fun and exciting things for her little world.
She loves crinkling crunchy paper, bags and toys. She loves food – specifically, banana oatmeal, pears, mangos, peas and berries. There aren’t many foods she doesn’t like, but please don’t give her prunes. She absolutely loves her sister. No one can make her laugh/smile as much as Madison. She is a snuggler. She loves to be cuddled. She loves Doc McStuffins and Princess Sofia. She is just so laid back. She loves her papa. She gets sweaty feet and would prefer to be inside. At this point everything you give her goes in her mouth. Beware.
She makes me want to have another (really, not yet). Time is going by so much quicker round two. Sometimes I feel like a great mom, while other days, I’m not sure if I will ever get this role right. That said, every time these kids smile so big you can see the happiness in their eyes (deep in their heart), I know we are doing something right. I can’t wait to see what month seven brings.