6 months have never gone by so fast! Your larger-than-life personality, and (mostly) sweet disposition make life so fun for us. It is incredible to watch you grow and learn, which you seem to do so much of every single day.
This last month has been a big one for you:
At your 6 month check-up this morning, you were 17 lbs 6 oz (80th percentile), 26 inches (60th percentile), and 80th percentile for head circumference. The doctor was so pleased with how healthy, big, and strong you are!
We stopped swaddling you this month. You just started hating it and would fight it so much, that we had to just go cold turkey. It was a rough couple of nights, but I think you are enjoying sleeping more now that you are free. We tried to start you out with just one arm swaddled, but you always seemed to weasel out of it anyway, so we just took it away completely. You’re still not the best sleeper at night, waking up at least once to eat and sometimes more, but we’re getting there. The doctor said by 9 months she wants to see you going a 9-10 hour stretch at night, so it’s ok right now to wake up at 3 for a quick meal. Let’s listen to her, though, ok Bug? 5 AM sounds so much nicer than 3 =)
You continued to develop your vocal cords this month (aka yell like a banchee). You were yelling so much for a few days, that you made yourself hoarse. It was super funny and Mom and Dad laughed every time you tried to “talk” while you had lost your voice. Your voice has since returned, and you seem to be yelling a little less. You have started making a variety of sounds, though, which is so fun. And you have even started laughing more!
You started sitting up unassisted this month. Now, when you’re awake, this is the only position you want to be in. Forget tummy time (which you still hate, by the way), you’re all about sitting up. If you do have to be on your back, then your toes go right into your mouth. Cutest. thing. ever. I love it when you suck on your big toe, and often wonder if you do that because we don’t let you suck your thumb.
We are pretty sure you know your name now. You respond to “Addi” and “Addison” when Mom and Dad say it. I guess it could be our voices that you respond to, but you also responded to the photographer when she was trying to get your attention during your 6 month photo shoot.
You have started getting really excited when your Dada comes home from work. You’ll kick your legs and make all sorts of noises so he’ll pay attention to you. You love him to pieces. One day when Mama tried calling your dad, she put her phone on speaker, so that she could set the phone down and do something else. It went to his voicemail, and as soon as you heard his voice your face lit up and you smiled so big. It was super cute.
You are the best eater. You’ve tried all sorts of fruits and veggies this last month. Veggies are still your favorite, aside from asparagus and lima beans (I think it’s a texture thing). You are getting better with fruits, and you really love mango. You’re a little picky with your carrots, refusing the Gerber stuff and only eating homemade, but mostly you’ll eat whatever we give you. You’ve started getting so excited when we put you in your highchair to eat breakfast or dinner.
Whew! What a month! Thanks for being our sweetness, little Addi!
Mom & Dad