I know, I know…long overdue! That’s the theme lately. I have a lot of catching up to do. Here we go…
At her 6 month checkup, Vivian weighed 17 pounds, 4 ounces and was 27 inches tall. I don’t remember her percentiles, but she’s pretty consistent and was somewhere close to her 4-month percentiles.
We introduced solid foods a few days shy of her 6-month birthday. It only took her a couple of days to figure out the spoon and what we were trying to do. Now she eats like a champ. Her favorites are sweet potatoes, peaches, green beans, pears, apples, and carrots. She isn’t a fan of peas or avocados.
First time in her highchair
She’s still nursing or taking a bottle about 5 times a day and that’s all still going well.
Being able to sit up has opened up a whole new world for Vivian. She doesn’t fall over as much in the last couple of weeks, but she still topples every now and then. She loves sitting in the floor playing with her toys, and she’s getting better at reaching for any toy she wants no matter how far away it is.
Vivian and Marion sitting up (and looking like twins!)
I’m expecting Vivian to take off crawling any day now. She gets on her knees and rocks back and forth any time she’s in the floor. She doesn’t have the traditional crawl down-pat, but she can definitely reach any destination. She looks more like an inchworm, which is working for her at the moment.
This is the best photographic evidence of her attempt at crawling.
She still loves her jumper and goes to town whenever she’s in it–she might break it one day!
Vivian currently has 2 teeth–both on the bottom–and I can’t tell if more are on the way. She is constantly drooling and chewing on Sophie or anything she can get her hands on, but I can’t feel anymore teeth coming in.
She LOVES chewing on the straps of her highchair. It can make meals a little difficult.
I’ll do a separate post of pictures from our annual beach trip, but Vivian loved the pool and hated the ocean. I created a redneck swimming pool in the backyard, which entertainer her for about 30 minutes (her max these days).
I’m hoping to take her to the pool more often, but this works for now.
Ugh. Three weeks ago, I would have been singing V’s praises for sleeping through the night. That lasted a couple of weeks, then we went to the beach. She slept terribly on vacation and hasn’t gotten back into a good routine since coming home a week ago. It’s getting better, but she certainly isn’t sleeping through the night anymore.
She takes 2-3 naps a day, and they can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours. When she wakes up in the morning, she will entertain herself and is generally really happy. When she wakes up from a nap, she can sometimes be a huge grump. It is so funny to watch her wake up in the few minutes after she gets up from her nap. 🙂
Some of my favorite moments are Saturday and Sunday mornings when we bring Vivian in our room and hang out in our bed for a while. She is so happy in the mornings!
She is so happy most of the time! And she continues to be a very social baby. She is (generally) well-behaved in public because she’s busy smiling at everyone around us. Of course, there are plenty of moments when she isn’t the happiest baby, but I try to forget those times and remember all the smiles and coos.
She loves Kitty and tries to pet her all the time. Kitty usually skirts the perimeter, staying just barely out of reach, taunting Vivian.
Her hair is getting longer and coming in a little more, and it still looks blonde most of the time and red every now and then.
I know it won’t last forever, but she is totally a Mama’s girl. There will come a day when Grant will be her hero, and eventually she will think we are both nothing but a huge embarrassment. For now, I’m loving it.
sleeping on my chest, which never happens anymore!
And that’s where we are 7 months in to parenthood. How about a few more pictures?
Vivian’s Great Great Aunt Helen moved to Macon earlier this spring, so we paid her a visit in May while we were in town.
I think V is only 5 months old in this picture…I don’t remember. Anywho, the Nealons came Georgia for a visit and we had a chance to play with Declan and older brother Connor.
Vivian turned 7 months old at the beach! She was pretty excited about it.
Not so sure about taking a picture so early in the morning.
During a bad storm one evening, a tree fell in a neighbor’s yard. Our power was knocked out and we had to eat by candlelight.
playing in her pack’n’play on vacation.