Do you want to take your 6 months pictures?
But I’m le tired.
Okay, P. We’ll hold off for another day.
How about now?
I don’t know, ma. I’m pretty busy.
I’ve got things to do,
floors to play on.
You can’t hold me back.
Okay, P. Guess we’ll just make do with what we have.
So, umm, at 6 months Peanut has become very opinionated. The end.
Here’s a recap of our 6th month together:
- At her 6 month appointment, Peanut came in at just over 13 lbs and 26 inches. That puts her in the 5th percentile for weight and 50th for height. How true to her nickname.
- I can’t say this enough - the kid’s got opinions on everything. Her little personality is showing through in everything she does. She’s an incredibly happy kid, but I can see the mischievous streak in her. She gets this “I’m-up-to-no-good” look in her eye whenever she sees something she’s not supposed to touch (cord on her wipe warmer, the remotes, my iPhone) and then immediately lunges for it.
- She loves to do things on her own. She wants to stand, walk, and attack the dogs. As I type this, she is standing between my two arms and trying to type. (This makes for a very difficult job for me since I’ve had to retype multiple sentences she’s deleted.)
- She’s officially sitting without any wobbling. She can even correct herself when she starts to fall back.
- She’s also practicing standing and walking. It all started innocently enough - a little lift to her feet here and there, but now she insists that we stand her up by reaching out with her hands, grabbing my arms and pulling up. She’s also learned to shuffle her little feet and walk while I’m holding her hands. The dogs are terrified because she’s usually aiming for them.
- Addi is still in 3-6 months clothes (although there are a handful of 0-3 onesies that she still wears) and size 2 diapers.
- She is taking between 3-4 naps a day (about 30-45 minutes each) and sleeping soundly from 7:30/8pm-5:30/6am.
- P has learned to hand things from one hand to another, reach for things around her (then promptly stuff them into her mouth), look for things that are out of sight, and play peek-a-boo with her blanket.
- Some of her favorite activities include jumping in the jumperoo, playing in her exersaucer, and sitting up on her playmat.
- Addison absolutely loves food (hard to tell from her weigh-in). To date she’s tried apples, pears, zucchini, yellow squash, acorn squash, yams, rice cereal, oatmeal. She knows it’s time to eat and opens her little mouth as wide as possible. She tries to grab and stuff the spoon herself, since we seem to be too slow for her. She’s also started drinking out of a sippy cup (although we still have to hold it for her).
- For such a quiet kid, P has started “talking” a lot. And loudly too. She loves to shriek, yell, laugh, coo, and even imitate some of our sounds. No one can get the sounds out of her like the pups, who then scramble away as she lunges toward them.
- Addi is getting very good at imitating us. If you press a button and look at her, she’ll usually try to press it too. Some of my favorites right now are the phone (I will pick it up and say hello then put it back; Addi will pick it up immediately…then stuff it into her mouth), the rattle (I’ll take it and turn it upside down then back again; Addi will take it and turn it upside down and back again, then look up and beam at me with pride).
- This month we went away overnight to the Cape for the first time…and came back that same evening since Peanut was really sick/fussy. We also went to the beach for the first time, and then hung out in the pool in our back yard.
- Addison is still (I hope I never get tired of saying it) the happiest kid. She rarely ever cries or even whines. Mostly she just observes everything around her, smiles her gummy smile, or is content playing with her toys.