Six Months with our Sweet Girl!

WOW, Six Months went by fast.

Really really fast!

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Tonight we both hung out in her room during bedtime and we read her On The Night You were Born (such a sweet little book if you haven’t read it yet)…

“On the night you were born, the moon shone with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same.’

Because there had never been anyone like you… ever in the world.”

and I got very emotional thinking about that awesome night over 6 months ago.

It’s sad to think we’ll never swaddle and snuggle our sweet Makenzie newborn again.  It’s a slight relief to think that we made it this far and it is getting SO much easier (this is true new Moms, it gets way easier, I promise).  And it’s fun and exciting to think that it gets more fun every single day with her.  Watching Makenzie grow and explore the world has been the BEST and most AMAZING experience ever.  We’re smitten.  🙂

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Here’s what our girl has been up to this month:

Stats:  Weight – 15 lbs, 14 oz – 40th percentile;  Height – 25 inches tall – 25th percentile;  Head circumference – 42.2 inches – 34th percentile;  Cuteness – 100th percentile!!

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She’s such a little peanut!

Eating:  Our girl is fearless with trying foods.  So far she has liked everything – peas, carrots, squash, prunes, bananas, apples, sweet potatoes – you name it and she’ll eat it.  It’s hilarious to watch her cute little face as she experiences new stuff.

She also likes to eat her 6-month picky stickies…

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Yum! (Yes I took it away from her the moment after this picture was taken)

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The “after” view of the picky sticky

Playing:  Makenzie is interested in everything around her.  It’s so cool to watch her take it all in, grab for it, touch it, try to eat it, roll to it.  She’s one busy little girl.  He favorite toys include her jumperoo and the floor.

Learning & Exploring:  It seems like every single day Kenzie Girl does something new!  In the past few weeks she has perfected rolling both ways.  She’s getting good at scooting (backwards only) and she is a sitting pro!   We think she is getting close to crawling because she can hold herself up but she hasn’t quite figured out how to make it all work together (thank gosh – we don’t have baby proofing completed yet).  When it comes to communicating, her newest trick is shaking her head No.  It’s Hilarious!  How do they learn this stuff so young?

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Happy girl sitting up on her own

Sleeping:  She’s back to sleeping through the night… normally 10-11 hours every night – heck yeah!  But her day naps aren’t as great.  She normally only naps about 10-40 minutes 2 times per day.  See below… I can’t make this up!

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Best Time of the Day:  Kenz has calmed down SO much from her (slightly) fussy infant days (or maybe we just know what we’re doing now?).  Either way, life is much easier (good-bye witching hour).    Kenz is such a sweet baby girl, and loves to go new places.  It’s awesome because we can pretty much take her anywhere as long as we are armed with toys.

Worst Time of the Day:  Saying good-bye to her every morning 🙁   (but I guess that counts more as a sad time for us).  She loves her friends at Doodlebugs and probably doesn’t even notice that we’re gone.

Some Funny Things This Month:  Life with a babe is pretty hilarious.  Now that’s she’s good at flipping over she has wiggled away diaper-less on more than one diaper-changing occasion.  And with the introduction of new solid foods, the blowout has been taken to new heights, yikes!

Makenzie pretty much cracks us up all day.  Her laugh is so darn cute I think it could actually be used to resolve wars.

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Giggling girl at her 6-month photo shoot

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We could not be more grateful to have such a sweet, healthy, cutie girl.   She has filled every day of the past half year with so much love & cuteness.  Looking forward to what the next 6 months brings!

Stay tuned, it’s going to be a fun ride.


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