Thursday, March 2, 2017

6 Months

As we were going through our fertility journey I often thought about how amazing it would be to experience all of the milestones that come along with having a child. You can dream in your head how it will be but no amount of dreams can truly compare to living it. 

Of course parenting is tough! It's tough, messy, exhausting, but gosh it's so worth it.

Our sweet little blessing, Emmy, turned 6 months old yesterday! Um excuse me?! It is so hard to believe that so much time has already gone by, I feel like she was just born and handed over to us. 

This girl is pure joy! She changes everyday and seeing her develop makes us feel like we aren't doing too bad of a job raising her haha. I mean come on who looks this happy after getting 4 shots?! Certainly not me. She had her 6 months well-baby appointment yesterday and is growing just as she should. She is 15.1 pounds and 25 inches tall, she is a healthy little shorty lol. She is an expert at grabbing handfuls of hair now haha so this mama puts her hair in a ponytail most of the time. 


She is just like me and Kyle in that she LOVES food! She will pretty much eat anything that is put in front of her. Her favorites though are sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, bananas, apples, peaches, and peas. We have also given her small amounts of mashed potatoes and I will break off small pieces of cornbread and other soft textured foods for her.

She gets super cranky when she is hungry, just like her mama. We also are attributing some of her sass to teething, no little teeth have broken through but her doctor felt some pretty significant bumps and said it could be soon.


She still enjoys her carseat, she has been on 4 road trips to Florida and has been a champ every time. 


She is still sleeping great, she is down by 7:30-8pm every night and sleeps until 7am. I tend to stay up late and get up early so this her schedule is fine by me. :)


Probably one of her favorite things to do is sit and play. She can sit up on her own now and it's like a whole new world has opened up for her. She sit among her toys and just babbles. Her favorites are her BeatBelle, stuffed giraffe, remote, and a giraffe puppet haha.


It does free up my hands so that I can get some stuff done in the kitchen. I can see her so she feels independent and I'm not tied to her. We can tell that she is trying to crawl, she gets on all fours and will move back and forth, but she can't quite figure out how to make it happen.


Even the really hard days aren't that bad, this is all that we have ever wanted and we are so lucky that this sweet girl is ours.


34 comments:

  1. I love when they start eating everything. It's so fun to start giving them things and see if they like it! She is such a cutie!

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    1. Yes!!! :) I am amazed at how agreeable she is to pretty much eating anything at this point.

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  2. Very adorable baby! It's a very good thing that we - mothers, can monitor our baby's development because it's very crucial stage in their lives. Be healthy always baby!



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  3. She looks like she has such personality flair! I love it!

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  4. Those eyes and that adorable smile - holy moly she is a cutie! Happy 6 months, little lady!

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  5. She really is such a beautiful baby.

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  6. That's good she seems to like everything food wise.

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    1. I am definitely grateful for that! I was such a picky eater as a kid so I'm hoping she stays so agreeable.

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  7. WOW I can't believe she's 6 months! Her cheeks kill me! I love when babies have chubby cheeks!

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  8. HOW has it been 6 months already!? Kyle better get his shotgun ready, she's a stunner!

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  9. Time sure does fly! She is too cute! Glad she is such a joy for you!

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  10. Crazy that she's already six months old!

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  11. She is just ADORABLE!!!! I love her little headbands!

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    1. Thank you!!! :) Haha she has quite the collection of headbands and bows.

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  12. Such a fun time in parenting! She is so adorable!

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  13. I am absolutely smitten with her!! She's just the cutest!!

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  14. She is so adorable! I can't believe that she is getting so big!

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    1. :) Thank you! I know time needs to slow down just a bit.

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  15. She is getting so big!! I love every time you post her pic on instagram -- she is the cutest!

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  16. She's so precious! We had our 4 month checkup and he's the same size as E 😳

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  17. What a nice update of 6 months on your sweet Emmy! She's got the cutest chubby cheeked face and I love her smile! She'll get the crawling down soon and then you'll be watching her take off. Nice that she sleeps all night. Ours did too. My little granddaughter was crawling down on hallway the other weekend, first time she was here too. Enjoy these years and so glad she has sweet parents like you and Kyle! Take care!

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  18. She is so sweet! What a beautiful little girl you have :) I can't wait to experience all these milestones myself in just a few short months.

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  19. Okay you and Kyle officially created the CUTEST baby ever!! She is SO sweet!

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  20. I can't believe how big she's getting! I love, love her eyes!

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  21. She is the sweetest thing! I can't believe she's already six months old!

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  22. Her hair is really coming in! So cute.

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  23. I have spent much time away from blog land. I remember the times you chose to share your struggles of having a baby. I felt some guilt for sharing when I became pregnant with my son fearing it would cause you pain. But now I return and see your beautiful success story. I am happy for you three; you and Kyle for having been blessed after so much patience with such a beautiful girl and for her because she is blessed with such dedicated parents. Congratulations to you!

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  24. Gah she's 6 months already?!? Crazy! She's adorable!

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  25. It's so crazy that she's already 6 months old! Her smile is just the cutest, and those eyes are so incredibly blue!

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  26. She is so precious! I love her little bows! Adorable :) So glad she's sleeping so well and is such a great eater!

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  27. Look at those blue eyes! It sounds like she's doing marvellously, as are you both as parents. What a blessing she is indeed :)

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