Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy 6 Months!

On Thursday we had Parker's 6 month pediatrician appointment and she is still growing like crazy--17lbs 12 oz (75th percentile), 26 3/4 inches (75th percentile) and her head circumference is in the 90th percentile. For anyone that is planning on having kids in the future, let this be my one piece of advice. Very important advice ;) -- be careful buying clothes that do not have a stretchy neck or aren't button ups! I can't tell you how many shirts I had for Parker that I could not get over her head!

Parker of course has changed a bunch this month. Sitting up is old news. She's been doing it for a month and loves having a pile of toys in front of her that she can grab, transfer from hand to hand to mouth, and shake and bang around to make noise. Parker also loves rolling over. If you lay her on her back, she immediately flips to her tummy. She does this whenever she pleases, especially when she's on the changing table! Peek-a-boo is one of our favorite games to play now. This little girl has very strong legs and is now able to hold herself standing up on the couch. It's going to be no time before she's running all around the house! Parker started on food this month--first by sucking on hard fruits and then moved onto things she could actually eat. So far she has had avocados, bananas, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Parker still loves chewing on Sophie the Giraffe. I was skeptical when I first heard about this toy. It's basically a must have for babies and everyone raves about it. Well now I know why. It's bendy and chewy which is perfect for a babe who likes to put everything into her mouth! Another one of Parker's favorite things is her exersaucer. She loves playing the piano and grabbing onto all of the fun things. It's funny to see her move around in circles in it!

I have a ton of pictures in this post. I've been bad about blogging all of them so here they are all at once!

Tummy time is tiring!

As always, it's been a terrific month. We are so very blessed to have a wonderful, perfect, healthy baby girl!

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