Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Piper - 6 months

Today is Piper's half birthday. We celebrated with a checkup and shots.

I thought Piper had been feeling particularly heavy lately, especially when she falls asleep in the car and I have to lug in her carseat. Turns out she weighs 17 pounds, which happens to be what Libby weighed at ONE YEAR. [Truth be told, Libby actually reached 17 pounds at 9 months, gained a pound by 10 months, and then lost it when she started walking.]

Piper is rolling over in both directions, scooting infinitesimally small distances, grabbing absolutely everything, eating paper, sitting with just a little help, interacting and imitating, blowing spit bubbles, and other cute baby things.

Sleep is still all over the place, but it's not troublesome to me at the moment, so I'm not stressing about it. She generally goes to bed for the night about 9 and wakes up at 6:30, with several wakings each night to nurse. She starts in her crib most nights, but always ends up in our bed, which I rather like, actually. She takes 2 naps a day (that third nap flew out the window at about 4 months if I remember right), for varying durations (1-3 hours).

She had her first taste of rice cereal last week and seemed to like it, though most of it spilled back out. She's also had a couple bites of avocado and she spent some time sucking on a carrot the other day. But for the most part, we are not feeding her solids yet. She is obviously bulking up just fine without them.

Birth: 7 lbs 12 oz, 20 inches long
2 Weeks: 8 lbs 5 oz, 21 inches long
2  Months: 11 lbs 5 oz, 24 inches long
4 Months: 14 lbs 6.5 oz, 26 inches long
6 Months: 17 lbs, 27 inches long

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