My cousin Jill's blogs this week are all about being Thankful. What a great idea! I am grateful for so many things this morning. I got a good night's rest and am in a great mood with lots of good things on my mind.
Yesterday was Elora's six month check up at the doctor. She is again confirmed as perfect. Her tiny little head is actually exactly average for girls her age. She is only in the 25th percentile for height (meaning 75% of 6 mo. old girls are taller) and in only the 5th percentile for weight. He said we should be able to get some more chub on her now that she's starting solid food.
My baby is getting pretty mobile with rolling and scooting. She gets up on her knees to try and crawl but can never manage to go forward. She sleeps 12 hours a night with only one feeding at about 3am. She has started doing the super-cheese smile a lot now! She LOVES her big brother and likes everybody. She is a great baby.
I can't believe you're so grown up already. I remember when Jonah was 7 months old I suddenly felt like he didn't need me so much anymore, I feel that way with you now. I continue to "punish" you for naughty things like being TOO cute with lots and lots of kisses. You make me smile so many times a day. I especially love when you wake up and I come in to get you out of your crib and you smile like you are so happy to see me and then usually "talk" to me a bit. You have the cutest voice imaginable!
I am so thankful to have such a gorgeous, strong, smart, healthy baby girl. I am glad that even though you've had a runny nose for almost a week that you haven't had a fever, haven't been fussy or sick-acting. I am grateful that you can entertain yourself so well. It's fun that you like other people so much and are so into toys now and also love watching and grabbing at the cats.
You spend a significant portion of your days sitting in one of your exersaucers where you can play with all the toys on it, exercise your legs by standing or bouncing and best of all you have a good view of everything around you.
You suck on three fingers a lot, especially when you are tired or hungry. You don't cry much at all. Sometimes I think I hear you wake up from a nap but then don't really hear anything from you for awhile and I sneak in to peek at you and you are laying there happily sucking your fingers and kicking your legs.
Jonah has stopped calling you "Lor-Lor" and now calls you "La-Lo" or just "baby". I still call you Lor-Lor sometimes though. Mostly I call you "little woman". I always thought I'd be happy just having boys but I am really SO thrilled to have my petite, gorgeous, feminine little gal.
I love you so much!
Your Adoring Mother