Little Miss turned 6 months old last Thursday. We had her 6 month appointment on Monday and she was home with a low grade fever (due to the shots) yesterday. So today is your 6 month update. Much earlier than the 5 month update, no?

Age: 6 months

Weight: 11 pounds 12.8oz (under 5th percentile for full term babies, 5th percentile for adjusted age)

Length: 25 inches long (33rd percentile for full term, 61st percentile for adjusted age)

Size: Just about all 6month size clothes. Size 1 diapers.

Hair: Still really thin – still battling cradle cap. Hopefully this ends soon!

Activities: She’s learning to scrunch up her knees underneath her but hasn’t mastered using her arms to push herself up at the same time. Usually the knee action is on her tummy and pissed at us for putting her to bed, lol.

Favorite Toys: Tummy time mats, her bouncer and recently, our iPhones – I know, shame on us but we have a piano app (Smule) that when she touches the screen it plays like she’s hitting the keys.

Sleeping:Slowly learning how to put herself back to sleep when she rolls over on to her tummy in the middle of the night.  She sleeps 12hrs a night and gets 2-2 hour naps a day

Eating: She went from almost 4oz to 3oz every 3-4 hours. The doctor told us we could strengthen her formula to add a few extra calories but said to wait on the solids until she’s 6 months adjusted age. So far we’ve tried bananas, avocado and oatmeal. She just spits everything out right now.

Dislikes: Going down for the night (still) and pureed foods.

Likes: Chewing on her hands, drooling and pulling mommy’s hair (super fun for me!)

Happy 6 months Baby Girl! You’ve come so far in such a short time! You’ve irrevocably changed our lives beyond what you will ever know and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Thank you for choosing us to be your parents!

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