Little Lucy May is 6 months old!
I can't believe that she is now on the way to a year.
What a big girl, she has been growing up much too fast.
The past two weeks she has really started to show such a funny personality. She has finally got the hang of sitting up on her own and she loves it! (I love it too! One of my favorite stages because they are happy, they can sit up, play with toys, babble, but they can't move and make a big mess).
She loves to sit and watch everyone around her. She will grab and play with toys. She loves baby link chains and waving them all over the place. She will babble and talk as she sits and plays. She gets so happy and excited when her big brothers sit and play with her. She likes Avery too, but Avery tends to get right in her face and tries to pick her up, which she doesn't really like.
She will giggle and laugh now. It's great.
"Hey, Eli, what do you think you are doing in my 6 month picture?"
We had her 6 month appointment last week and she is growing great. She was 25.75 inches (50 percentile) and weighed 15 pounds, 3 ounces (35 percentile). She has got chubby little cheeks and thighs. We love them.
Two weeks ago I started trying baby cereal with her every afternoon and she wasn't really sure about it. Then last Tuesday she really got the hang of it. (That was also the day she had her appointment and got shots) then later that night she threw everything up. So I backed off. We'll try again this week. I'm not in a rush. She'll get it.
Besides, who needs food? In her 6 month pictures, all she wanted to do was eat her feet.
She has her next cardiology appointment next week. I think she is growing and healthy, but we'll see how her heart is doing then.
She is HUGELY attached to me. She likes to smile at Wade. When he comes home she gets so smiley and starts to flap her arms like she is going to take off in flight. But she really likes me to hold her. All. the. time. We leave her during our date night swap every other week and she either sleeps or cries. I leave her with Wade every week when I go on visits for church, and she cries. Poor girl loves her mama.
She is attached to her pink blankets and she does love to cuddle with her butterfly pillow pet. She still wakes up at night. But I haven't really tried hard to make her sleep through the night either.
She is notorious for blowing out diapers. Always, every day. I have tried all kinds of different brands, but they all fail. And usually at the worst possible time...like in the middle of a shopping trip, or church. She has ruined more clothes than I thought possible. My other 4 kids never did this, I guess Lucy has to prove that everyone is unique and different.
She's a cute little munchkin
Growing up too fast.
And I think we will keep her.