February 20, 2009
This sweet girl is 6 months old already. I took her to the doctor this week, and she is a whopping 17.7 pounds, which puts her in the 80th percentile. She's still teethless, so I think she'll follow in her big sister's footsteps and get a whole bunch of teeth at one time right before her first birthday - that'll be an awesome two to three weeks for Mama, I'm sure!
Mary Ellen was SO CUTE at the doctor's office. She could not get over her reflection. She was just so sure she had met a new friend - talking and cooing to herself. It was just about the cutest thing I have ever seen, and I wish I had had my video camera or atleast my camera, but I had neither in tow.
Some highlights from the last two months:
1.) Chickadee is sitting up well. She still falls over often, but can sit up indefinitely if she's really into a toy that's in front of her.
2.) She can roll from back to tummy easily now. Can I get an AMEN!?! I thought she would never master this skill, but as soon as she realized I was not going to roll her back over constantly and she was on her own, she figured it out. This leads to.......
3.) She is sleeping through the night FINALLY. Blessed, blessed sleep! She still gets up sometimes around 5:30 or 6 for a bottle but then returns to sleep for another hour or two. This I can handle.
4.) Mary Ellen has learned to blow raspberries like a champ. She does this especially when she is around her sister. I think she's trying to show off ;).
5.) She loves to grab my face. This isn't really a new skill, but I love it. Every time I'm holding her, she takes her chubby little hands and grabs my face while looking into my eyes, and I fall in love all over again.
6.) She gets solids twice a day. A fruit in the morning and a veggie in the evening - both mixed with oatmeal cereal. She loves her solids and has not turned down anything yet.
So here we are at the half year mark. Now it's countdown to a year, which is absolutely crazy to think about. This was absolutely one of my favoritest stages with Hattie, and it's proving to be just as sweet with Miss Mary Ellen.
Wisdom From the Pope
“The inalienable dignity of every human being and the rights which flow from that dignity - in the first place the right to life and the defense of life - are at the heart of the church's message." Pope John Paul ended his address, saying: "In spite of divisions among Christians, 'all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ...brothers and sisters in the Lord.'" Pope John Paul 2