Monday, November 30, 2009

Half a year old!!

Adelyn just keeps changing! This month is flying by and I can't get over all the changes she goes through! I can't imagine being a baby and experiencing so much. She is sitting up like a champ. She rolls all the time to get to whatever she needs or wants. She is even starting to get up on her elbows and knees. She hasn't really started the scootching too much...yet! Adelyn will try to wave now. It's so cute! She has even given us kisses. They are super slobbery (which means they'll last longer, right?).

She's made improvements on the eating! She will open her mouth like a little bird waiting for the next bite! She spits it back out sometimes, but for the most part gets it down. Why do babies learn to make the "pbbbbbbttttt" sound at the SAME time that they learn to eat?? So far, she's had peas, apples, sweet potatoes, pears, squash (the least favorite), and bananas. I have this appliance (Beaba- check it out that steams and blends food. It's SO easy! I love knowing exactly what's going in her food. Plus, it saves money!

Adelyn is getting two teeth (her middle bottom ones). It hasn't affected her sleeping (I always heard stories of people up all night with their teething babies). She just acts extra clingy and a little fussy. I guess that's how I'd act too if I didn't really know how to deal with the pain. They're sharp little suckers!

Thanksgiving was great! Adelyn and I went to Tega Cay for almost a week. Seth met us in Hickory. It was a pretty cool day because four of my cousins have had a baby since January and this was the first time we've all gotten together. Riley (10 months), Adelyn (6 months), Harris (4 months), and Rylan (3 months) were all so well behaved (plus Noah- 4 years old). My grandmother was pleased to no end having them all there. She's 94! Adelyn was a bit under the weather (bad cold), so we left shortly after we ate. Unfortunately, we didn't get a picture of all the kids together. :( Maybe at Christmas!!

At Adelyn's 6 month check up, she weighed 17 pounds 13.5 ounces (82nd percentile....she's gone down in the percentile department....I guess from moving around a little more!). She's 28 1/2 inches (still 99th percentile). Her head circumference was 17 inches (70th percentile).

I've started keeping another baby two days a week. It's been so much fun! I think it's good for them to be around each other. Charlie is 3 months old and just precious. I am also tutoring two kids each week. Seth is done with racing (but starts back up in January) so we've been able to have our weekends together. It's been nice! We went to Highlands, NC and Charleston, SC. We're looking forward to Christmas. I've had fun decorating our new house! This will be a special Christmas for our little family! I certainly feel thankful for all we've been blessed with.

Dry Falls hike in Highlands
Highlands- Janie and Adelyn playing together
Seth and I got a night out in Charleston. My parents kept Adelyn while we went to my friend Heather's wedding celebrations
Adelyn playing at the Cistern (College of Charleston)
Adelyn and Seth in Hickory over Thanksgiving. You can tell she doesn't feel well. :(