Friday, September 2, 2011

6 Months Old!

Ansley is 6 months old today! So hard to believe....

She is such a pleasant baby...smiles all the time--unless she is letting out a cheerful shrill. She only gets whiny when she's sleeping or hungry; she never actually cries.

She sleeps through the night (yea!). We have recently dropped her middle-of-the-night feeding; yes, I could have done this sooner, but with the two girls sharing a room, I wanted to wait until the perfect time for her to start crying it out (like when her big sister went to Gigi and Skip's house for a week!). I still give her a "dream-feed" according to Babywise. She goes down between 7:30 and 8 each night, gets her dream-feed whenever I go to bed, and wakes up around 8 in the mornings. She still takes 3 naps each day: 10am, 1:30pm (same time as her sister!!), 5pm.

She is a sitter now. Unassisted unless she falls over and we put her back up. She can sit for very long periods of time before toppling over.

She eats her bottles very well but is still unsure about the foods that we are introducing. She's ok with baby oatmeal and sweet potatoes, but anything else, and she has the funniest sour face!

She's a babbler. Still not sure that I've heard any consonant sounds, but she's quite the noise maker. She's very good at raspberries and snorting---all very fun in public.

She loves watching her sister and the puppies.

Her stats from her doctor's visit (yesterday) were:
weight: 15 pounds 6 ounces (40th percentile...down from 80th last visit)
height: 27 1/4 inches (90th percentile...same as last visit)
head circumference: 20th percentile
We think her weight and chubbiness must be evening out :)

Sitting in her bed...
Too long for her baby tub now...

Close up of those sweet blue eyes...

We still aren't sure what color her hair is going to turn....it looks blonde sometimes, red sometimes, and brown sometimes. Who knows!