Sunday, September 18, 2016

Adeline's Half Birthday

Can you believe we had a baby 6 months ago!?!? (Well, almost 7 months now since I'm late in posting this.) I swear time slowed down when our twins were babies but it is flying by this time. I get a little jealous when I see people with their tiny newborns and realize how much Adeline has grown already. We love this little lady so much!

At her 6 Month checkup she was 27 inches long and 14 pounds. I can't remember percentiles but I think she was quite long for her age and but also pretty light. We think she's perfect, of course! She has two teeth on the bottom and likes to bite Mom now. She started sitting up when she was 5 months old so I thought she may be starting to be more mobile by now, but she has zero interest in crawling. She just wants mom to pick her up and move her from place to place. Well, lets be honest, she just wants mom to pick her up and hold her most of the time. I actually love that she wants to be held and snuggled and hugged and kissed all the time. It does make it difficult to get things done so I do wish I could hire a housekeeper and chef.  She's only going to be in this baby phase once, so I'm truly enjoying it.

Speaking of phases, one phase I would be ok with leaving behind is the waking up in the middle of the night phase. To be fair, she has gone from waking up multiple times a night to just once a night so things are much better! Adeline and I usually have an early morning rendezvous about 4:30 AM. Sometimes I think she's probably just waking up out of habit and not hunger, but since she is pretty small, I feed her anyway. She goes to bed about 7:30 so after 9 hours, she could legitimately be hungry. Eventually, I hope she just figures it out as I have no desire to "sleep train." I'm still recovering from sleep training the twins!

Adeline is an adventurous eater, just like her sisters were. She detests baby food and will literally just swat the spoon away and make a giant mess. But hand her a watermelon slice or a slice of french toast, and she will go to town! She just wants to feed herself and have nothing to do with purees. I'm fine with her skipping baby food, the trick is just finding foods that she can hold herself and not choke on.

Adeline may be a momma's girl, but she is also a daddy's girl and a sisters' girl. She gets so excited when Dad comes home and I can't nurse her while Nate is around because she just squirms around until she can see him. She also loves to just sit and play with her sisters. Lydia and Eden are so sweet with her. I was worried we were crazy to have another baby when the girls were still so young, but I'm so happy we did and I hope the three of them will always be close friends! 

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