Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gentry Claire at 6 Months!

Gentry Claire turned 6 months old on December 27, which also happened to be my birthday. She was born on my 1/2 birthday and her 1/2 birthday is my birthday! Confused? Hooray! 

We had her 6 month "formal" pictures taken last week (courtesy of Wendy Tate Photography).
She's technically closer to 7 months now, but that's just how it worked out. 
I am in love with these new pictures, but it kills me how big she looks! 

I love her crooked grin! 
- At your last check up, you weighed 15 lbs. 11 oz. (50%)
- You are 25 1/4 inches long (50%)
- Size 2 diapers, size 3 at night (if I remember!)
-  Size 6 month clothes (and a few 9 month pieces, but your legs are short, so they tend to be too big for you!)
- You were sick the week of Christmas and we found out you had pink eye, RSV, and a double ear infection.
- You started sitting up this month and that's your preferred position.
- You haven't crawled yet, but you kind of pull yourself around to reach toys when you're on your tummy.
- You are a great sleeper and sleep from 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. 
- I put you in your crib at night, awake, and you soothe yourself to sleep after about 5-10 minutes of babbling.
- You say "ba-ba-ba."
- You love to eat and have eaten everything I've given you: carrots, peas, butternut squash, acorn squash green beans, yellow squash, pears, apples, blueberries, bananas, cauliflower, and broccoli. You just started eating "mum-mums" or mashed bananas for an afternoon snack, too. 
- You get 4 bottles a day and eat breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner, too!
- You nap well at home, taking 2-3 naps per day, but have a hard time napping at school. Your classroom is so busy you don't want to miss out. 
- You like taking baths and chewing on the wet washcloths. I think they feel good on your gums! We got you a new inflatable tub that you can sit up in. 
- Your first tooth is coming through and it hasn't bothered you at all. 
- You laugh out loud sometimes, mostly at your daddy or Scout!
- You got lots of fun toys for Christmas - a piano, baby doll, pop beads and so much more!
- You like sitting in your jumper at home or playing on the floor. 
- You like going to school every day and do well in the church nursery, too. The teachers all comment on how laid back you are. 

The Christmas dress that Gigi made for her!

Gentry Claire, you are a doll and we love you so much! It's hard to remember what life was like before you. You have a sweet disposition and smile. We are so thankful for the gift of you!   

Sweet smocked dress from Nana!

6 Months and SO happy about it!