Friday, April 24, 2009

She's Getting Big!

Guess Who's Six Months Old Today??

This Girl!
That's right! Our little Carolina is the big six months and she is so excited! She gets more adorable by the day and I wanted to share with you some of her latest loves (and not-so-loves) and achievements.

She is eating solids now. Her doctor would like for her to eat fruits and vegetables every day but Carolina has other thoughts. She loves fruits (pretty much any kind) but does NOT love vegetables (any kind). I try to trick her by giving her a couple of bites of fruit and then slipping in vegetables but she spits them out and cries (every time!). We have tried many and haven't found a single vegetable that Miss Priss will eat. The only exception would be the french fry she stole from Clay and gnawed on for a good ten minutes (see pic below).

She loves to "eat" bread and gets very upset in restaurants when we don't give her something. Of course, she still has no teeth and therefore never really eats anything but she sure gnaws on what she thinks she's eating!

She loves to hold things while she's trying to sleep. When I place her in her bed, I have to put blankets by her hands so that she will have something to grab and fiddle with. We are trying to get her used to sleeping without her Miracle Blanket but she always wants to take her pacifier out and make herself mad. If I give her things to play with (like her Easter cat), she leaves the pacifier alone and sleeps like a baby!

Speaking of sleeping, she sleeps through the night (most nights) from 8:30-6 or 7. She is a super light sleeper. When we stayed at Mike's parents house for a couple of weeks she woke up every night, several times a night for the first couple of days we were there. One night I decided to put her in the closet (which has folding doors with slats in them) in her Moses basket and she didn't wake up one time.

She is also weaning off the Moses basket. I wasn't too sure about it when I first bought it but the girl has just now started sleeping in her crib because she loved her basket so much!

Our girl has something else she really doesn't like: rolling over. We have done rolling over boot camp and she does know how to roll over- she just chooses not to. I was worried about her trunk muscles getting strong enough for her to sit up but she seems to be doing fine with that, too. She will sit up for a couple of seconds at a time and seems to be getting better by the day.

Our Carolina has a lot of fans but one is quite arguably her biggest: Clay. He loves her and she loves him. He talks for her ("Hi, brudder") as he holds up her hands and loves to bring her toys. If she is crying, he will bring her a pacifier and a toy. He loves to help her and can't wait for her to get big enough to play with.

Her "helper" sharing her Exersaucer with her (and accessorizing her):

Carolina has a VERY happy personality. She loves to observe but she gets the cutest grin when you catch her eye. She is a giggle box and especially loves to be jostled about (upside down, side-to-side).

Our girl is still quite the noisy one. She coos the entire time she eats and makes noises while she sleeps, too. She is definitely going to be a talker!

I could go on and on about how sweet our girl is but there really aren't enough words. She has been such a wonderful addition to our family and I can't believe how the time is flying with her. She's just precious!


Me and My Boys said...

I heart the picture of Clay helping Carolina!

Anita/Nana said...

Happy 1/2 Birthday to Carolina Blair! She is such a happy baby (except when brother is being too helpful). Love her great big smile!