Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Six Months Old

(By Aubree)

Clara had her six month well check yesterday. Here's where she's at:

weight: 17lbs. 4 oz. (about 90th percentile)
height: 26.4 inches (about 75th percentile)
BMI: 17.59 (more average than it has been, she's been on the lower side)

Here's what's new:

-She can now get pretty much anywhere she wants to by rolling and scooting. She's just not very fast yet.
-Her hair is starting to thicken a little bit, thus getting rid of her bald spot, slowly but surly.
-When she scoots she pushes with her feet and puts her head down on the ground, so she doesn't get very far because of this. She hasn't quite discovered her arms in this process.
-Her naps are becoming even shorter, and less frequent, but she is still doing well at night. (About 10 hours)
-She loves scratching everything, I think that's just how she feels and gets to know the world around her along with tasting everything.
-She loves paper, including scratching paper and that's one of the worst sounds in the world to me. I've discovered if I let her at a glossy magazine, it doesn't bother me and she's happy as a clam.
-Along with paper, she would rather play with the tags on her toys rather than the toy itself.
-She doesn't like church, especially the last hour. It's becoming very difficult.
-She babbles by saying dadada a lot and when she's mad it sounds like she's saying mom, but we don't consider either one her first word yet.
-She's been a lot happier now that she is able to get to toys and such on her own.

The doctor said that if she wants to get involved in eating by grabbing the spoon and we don't get her involved, she will lose interest. So I have a spoon and I put a little bit of food on the end of another spoon and she thinks she's feeding herself. I've only done it once, but she seems a lot more interested in meal time.

I finally got her sucking on her big toe on camera. She does this often when I'm bathing or dressing her.

Clara's been doing this crinkling of her nose when she smiles sometimes. It's so cute, but it makes her look like an evil elf sometimes!


Coombs Family said...

Such a Cutie Pie! (Aubs, thanks for that emp. advice, we'll look into it!) We need to get togeth, does Clara like water? We've discovered a splash park, it's the coolest ever! No pool, just sprinkler fun! Let me know if you think Clara would dig it!

Bruce said...

She's such a doll! I can't believe she's 6 nonths alreay!

kandis said...

Hey that last comment was from me. I'm at my Mom & Dad's house and didn't realize they were loged in...sorry!

Bates Family said...

Holy cow she changes every time I see her or you put something up her on the blog. She is so stinkin' cute!!!

Josh and Tori Furlong said...

Oh she is getting so big, I can't even believe it!! She is so adorable and sounds like she is starting to interact a lot more which is way fun!! Peyton has a hard time the last hour of church as well, he would rather be moving all over the floor then sitting still!

bethy said...

Don't worry, Clara will like church more when she starts going to nursery, oh wait...that's still a year away! I try not to think about how many more months there are until nursery. ;-)

I love all the pics, especially the one of her crinkling up her nose. What a sweetie!

Anna said...

Awww. She is SO cute guys! I can't believe she's already 6 months. Time flies, doesn't it?

Anna said...

p.s. We are planning a trip through Spain for the middle of August. Do you guys remember your itinerary when you came? We're trying to decide how to do it. Let us know if you can. thanks!