Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Can you belive it?!!!?!! Sometimes I can't! What a whirlwind it's been these past 6 months. It seems like just yesterday that we welcomed Madi into the world and moved to Charleston and everything else we did!! Watching her grow has been a BLAST!!! She's growing so fast and doing new things daiily it seems like.

At her 6 month check up she weighed 15lb 6oz and was 26 1/2 inches long. We are still not sure that her height is accurate (haha)! She doesn't seem to be tall, but we will go with it :) Madi is sitting up all on her own now! She does very well and loves playing with her toys. She's starting to reach for things that she can't quite get to. She absolutely HATES being on her stomach!!! haha. She hasn't liked this from the get go, but to see it now is a little funny. She will be leaning over to get a toy, then fall over. She ends up on her stomach, and as soon as she realizes it, she just starts wailing!! She won't even try to turn over. She's so funny. She can roll from tummy to back, but only if you catch her in a good enough mood to play on her tummy for about 10 minutes. She absolutely loves her feet and loves kicking! Those little legs go to town all the time! She still loves bath time and has started to play with some of her bath toys.

CHALLENGE....That's one word that can be used to describe 5 1/2 - 6 months so far. For the past couple of weeks she's been waking up in the middle of the night and taking about an hour to go back to sleep! It's usually around 4am. I would try and see if she would go back to sleep on her on, but she would just get louder and louder on the monitor! She gets excited when she sees me come in the room, so I would sneak in her room on my knees and reach in and put her paci back in her mouth. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. She's a stubborn little girl. I pat her butt and figure out anything to do before I pick her up to put her back to sleep. She puts up a good fight in her crib before she goes back to sleep! She had been sleeping through the night great ever since we started solids at 5 months, so this kinda trhough us for a loop. Well, a couple nights ago, I fed her more than I had been at bedtime and the past 3 nights she has slept through the night, going back to her regular schedule of going to bed about 8:30 and waking up around 7:30 or 8. Poor baby has been hungry maybe!! :) Bad mommy! :) haha. I had increased her night feed some when we went to stage 2 foods, but apparently not enough for her growing little body! :) We will see if she continues to do well.
She has also entered a phase where you can't put her down at all!!! She plays so well usually and loves her exersaucer, but she's gotten to where at least once a day as soon as you put her down on the floor or in the exersaucer she just starts screaming!!! We are where she can see us, but that just makes it worse, I think! So, she now has a crying fit daily, usually, that lasts about 45 minutes. We put her in her crib sometimes or leave her where she is playing. As soon as you pick her up she stops crying and starts smiling and laughing, so we know nothing else is wrong....SPOILT little girl!!! :) I don't know what else to do for this. It's really hard to hear her cry that hard, but I know it's the right thing to do. Every now and then she'll cry herself to sleep, but she's pretty stubborn! haha.

Scott and I still could not be happier with our beautiful little girl! She amazes us every day. We are learning together how to weather the storms and enjoying together all the little smiles and laughs she gives us. We feel better when we hear that we are doing the right thing and hear from others that they have gone through some of the same things we are going through. Overall, we know what a GOOD baby she is. We are very fortunate with how well she adjusts to different enviornments, how well she does with foods, and how well she continues to do at night(she has always done so well since birth with sleeping at night!).

Here are her 6 month pictures I had done
(Yes, she already has her first pair of ice skates! haha. My coach in Montgomery bought them for her :) hee hee)