Only a day late...phew! And holy cow...Hattie is one half of a year old. Where has my little infant gone!? Here she is, my sweet little girl. Killer eyes that just stare at you for days. A constant little smirk that easily becomes a giggle. She is this precious little girl that loves to be around people, loves to be held, and loves to have a conversation with anyone. She does get antsy when Mommy and Daddy leave the room, and she is constantly looking for Griffin and Cooper too.
Her 6 month doctor appointment is not until next week so I'll have to update her stats. She wears 6-12 month or 9 month clothes and has the chubbiest little thighs (oxymoron much?:). She has strawberry blond hair that is turning more and more blond by the day. It has a little wave to it when it's freshly washed but it is so fine it lays pretty flat most of the time.
She has recently started experimenting with solid foods. She loves oatmeal cereal (not so much rice cereal), peas, sweet potatoes, carrots, bananas and pears. Although her first taste of many of these wasn't so convincing.
She has changed up her schedule a bit. She still wakes up around 7 and nurses first then oatmeal and fruit. She naps from 9:30-11 ish and then nurses again. Nap 1:30-3 ish and then nurses and eats "dinner" (oatmeal and some veggies). She drinks a bottle at around 6:30/7 and then to bed she goes. She is getting harder and harder to nurse because she is so distracted by everything around her so I've been pumping more, despite my goal of "nursing and not pumping." Oh well....what my baby wants, my baby gets:).
She is so good at falling asleep on her own. She likes to sleep in a sleepsack with a nuk and a little silky blankie, and just be put in her crib. She talks for awhile before falling asleep, and wakes up happy.
She is also starting to sit! My favorite baby stage...sitting but not yet crawling! Griffin is loving it too because he loves to entertain her. She is still a little unreliable so she needs the boppy just in case, but it has allowed us to be more productive because I can put her down and actually use two hands on something (if she'll let me leave the room!).
Hadley Jean, you are still such a little sweetheart, melting us with every little smirk and giggle. You have our whole hearts already and we love watching you grow. Your bright eyes light up the room and your little hugs give me lumpers. Hattie I can't believe you're already halfway to 1 year...we love you so much!