Thursday, January 21, 2010

1/2 of a Year

Our sweet blue eyed, bald baby is already 6 months old! She is a wonderful baby and a JOY to have in our family. We went to the doctor on Tuesday for her 6 month well visit and she is doing great. Besides the snotty nose she is developing just as she should be! She weighed 15 lbs and 7.5 oz and was 25 1/2 inches long. Lauren seems to be a little smaller than Hannah was at this age by a little more than a pound! Here are some things that she is up to lately:

*She eats solids twice a day and nurses four times. She loves pretty much everything except peas, including sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, mango, pears, apples, cherries, bananas, green beans, and oatmeal. This girl is pretty serious about her food and she will tell you if you are too slow!

*She usually take three naps a day and goes to bed around 8:15 or so. We are almost completely done with the swaddle, but sometimes she had a hard time going to sleep without it. Even when she is not swaddled her arms are by her side like they were when she was swaddled! Lately she has been waking up around five, but will go back to sleep after she gets a pacifier. Hopefully that will pass soon!

* She sits up unsupported pretty well. As long as she doesn't try to look at something behind her she is good to go!

* She rolls both ways, but perfers to play on her back. If you put her on her tummy she will roll over quickly, but likes to hang out on her back.

* Her toes are the best entertainment! She will lay on her back and play with her feet forever. It is so sweet to watch.

* She babbles and blows raspberries all the time. Sometimes she will have spit all over her face from blowing raspberries. Silly girl!

* She wants to touch EVERYTHING! Books, hair, glasses, remotes, Emma, Bailey, pillows, and most of all TOYS! Her toys are a wonderful source of entertainment. She loves playing with them. (as long a Hannah hasn't taken them!)

*The excersaurcer and the jumper are also two of our favorite places to spend our awake time. She loves to bounce in the jumper and turn herself around in the excersaucer. What fun toys she has!

Lauren, you continue to amaze us everyday! Your sweet smile melts our hearts every single time we see it. Each day you and your sister fall more in love with each other. We pray that you continue to grow and learn more about the amazing world around you. Much love to you my sweet bear!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Here are a few pictures of my sweet girls! Don't they just melt your heart?

I was making Hannah's lunch when I turned around to find this...

"Mommy, we are playing!" Hannah says as she covers Lauren's head with baby wipes. Nice, huh? Lauren did not seem to care one bit! She was as happy as can be. Silly sisters!