Little Miss Mae,
Tomorrow we will celebrate 6 months of your life. If I could use one phrase to define who you are it would be One Happy Baby!
I haven’t been so religious about blogging your developments, but I’ve been doing my best to capture them along the way. We have mastered the art of rolling over at 3 months, rolling both ways by 4 months and now you pretty much steamroll your way around the house. There’s not a toy or object in the house you haven’t tasted, including your hands. Your fingers are still long enough to touch the back of your throat, which makes you gag, but you’ll repeat it a few times just to make sure. Just 2 weeks ago we added the title of “sitter” to your resume, and are currently exploring life on all fours (as opposed to your belly & back). Despite the rolls from your chin to your ankles you are incredibly strong and are hoisting yourself up on to your hands and knees on a regular basis and rocking back and forth. Seems we might add Crawling to our title sooner than later.
I alluded to your gorgeous physique, you are living up to the name of “chunky monkey” with the most adorable cheeks and rolls filling your legs. At 6 months you are 7 pounds lighter than your 2 1/2-year-old brother. The 3-6 months wardrobe is long gone and the 6 month wardrobe is looking like it might be short-lived. You aren’t so fond of multiple outfit changes. Getting dressed is like a bad habit that we have to coach you through every day. Your long brown hair, with reddish tints, is growing faster than I know how to style. I have invested in all sorts of “pretties” to show off your beautiful face and lovely locks of hair. Baby hair is not my forte, but here are several attempts….
We are still breastfeeding (insert mom’s smile here- she made her goal) and have a nice little stock pile built up for hopefully a few more months. You are a good eater, but really only on your terms. Unlike your brother the whole spoon thing is really getting in the way of your food. You are less than impressed with Rice Cereal and Oatmeal. You are onto veggies, but really you prefer the wash cloth afterwards more than any of the food. The pesky teeth are taking FOREVER to break through!
In terms of personality you are indeed The Sunshine Princess (naturally the offspring to the Sunshine Queen). You are so easily entertained, and full of smiles and belly laughs, yes belly laughs! Rolling, talking and finding ways to entertain yourself at all hours of the day (and night) is how you roll! I can’t even begin to describe the relationship you have with your big brother. You light up at the sight of his face. The rougher and crazier he is the more you smile and laugh. He makes sure you get plenty of hugs and kisses everyday. I am amazed at the genuine relationship you have established in this quick 6 months. I hope as you read this 10 years from now you can appreciate each other the same way! On a similar note, you and Diesel are starting to get to know each other a bit better too. Diesel’s starting to catch on to your affinity for kisses. Your dad is already fretting the days of boys seeing how much you love kisses.
While you totally are laid-back and easy-going, you still like to buck the system and make we all know whose really running this house. Up until 5 months we were pretty blessed with a “Baby who sleeps through the night” (True Story). In the past months you’ve discovered when you wake up at 4 AM, you get all the attention. Bright eyed and bushy-tailed you might be, but I’m pretty sure you’ve taken the wind out of dad and my sail. We prefer sleeping until at least 6 AM if you could arrange that again, we’d really appreciate it. Name the bribe and I’ll totally make it happen.
As we turn the page to month 6 I look forward to new adventures. Life has spiked its way into overdrive and I’m desperately treading water trying to keep up. Each day has provided me with new opportunities to nourish your mind and soul. Your amazing smile and personality have been so inspiring and add such joy to our lives.
Good Night Princess. Dream big. I’ll see you in the morning!
Love you More,