Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy half-birthday, baby girl!

Meredith is 6 months old!


At 6 months, Meredith is:

  • Wearing 6-9 mo clothes and 9 month clothes
  • Wearing size 2 diapers
  • Taking 3 naps a day, (loosely) at 9:30, 12:30, and 4:00 – first 2 are 45 minutes and the last is an hour and a half.
  • Sleeping from 7:30 pm to 6:45 or 7 am – sometimes she wakes up once to nurse and sometimes she sleeps through the night.
  • Eating peas, squash, apples, pears from a jar, and homemade butternut squash and banana, and rice cereal mixed with breastmilk – loves all of it!


  • Sleeps sucking her thumb (since we took away her paci for sleeping) and with her kitty (lovey) right next to her cheek – it’s so adorable.
  • Favorite song is “I love you a bushel and a peck” – she gives a huge grin just from hearing the first line.
  • Sits independently, but still falls over reaching for toys, so I usually leave the boppy around her.
  • Is definitely teething, which has caused a couple of rough nights. Her top gums are swollen and we can see the top two front teeth under the surface.
  • We expect her to crawl within a couple months (at most) – as I’ve said before, she gets up on her knees and elbows and scoots herself forward, and today she was rocking on her knees and elbows. If she can get up on her hands, she’ll really take off!


  • Weight: 14 lbs 6 oz (25th percentile)
  • Height: 26.25 in (75th percentile) - still tall and skinny
  • Head: 16.5 in (25th percentile)
  • Had 2 of her 6-months vaccines today plus a flu shot - she cried but recovered quickly!

Meredith is our little sunshine – our squealy, cheerful girl – and she lights up our world with her frequent smiles! Happy 6 months, baby!

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