Monday, November 22, 2010

annie is half a year old!

Annie turned 6 months a few days ago and she was thrilled to celebrate her first half birthday by getting shots at the pediatrican's office! Awww, so sad. But she did great and the doctor said she's a perfect little girl. Just as we suspected.

 Annie weighs 15.5 pounds (50th percentile) and is 27 inches long (95th percentile). Even though we've started her on foods (rice cereal and sweet potatoes) she still drinks about 28 ounces of milk a day in 4-5 feedings. I have officially stopped breastfeeding/pumping so she's on straight formula now and is doing just great with it.

 She is still a crazy amazing sleeper. 2 big naps a day (one morning and one afternoon) with an occasional power nap in the evening. And then sleeps 12 hours nonstop all night. I'd be all smiles too if I slept that much!

Annie is still a really laid back baby, but she is starting to be a girl on the move and that is changing her personality a little. She doesn't like to sit still anymore and is so close to crawling! I call it "wallering" if that's a word. She doesn't officially crawl but she "wallers" all over the house. She can get herself into the sitting position now from laying down and she just wiggles and flops all over the house.

The other day I was watching her (on the video monitor) in her crib and I honestly thought she was going to pull herself up to standing. She got up on her knees and pulled her chin up to the crib rail! Jamie lowered her crib mattress all the way down the next day! I'm sure she'll be walking way before we want her to.

Annie still loves her jumperoo and is pretty content sitting in her high chair (I think she likes being up high to see all the action... aka "the audrie show" that is nonstop in our house). Annie hates having her nose wiped. As soon as you come towards her with a tissue she starts thrashing like a wild horse. She really likes being outside. And she is amazing in the car. Audrie can make her laugh and it's the cutest thing ever!

We love our baby Annie so stinkin' much!