Six Months

Six months. Half a year. How???? You internally roll your eyes when people tell you how quickly the time goes once you have kids, but seriously. They were right! You can’t even imagine. It blows my mind to think that six months have gone by since the nurse was tossing Chris some scrubs and everyone was frantically unpacking tools in the operating room for the c section. It has been six months since I stared into those beautiful blue eyes of Zoe’s for the first time. Six months since our lives were forever changed.

This month has had some pretty big moments! Zoe is now sitting up completely unassisted, she is not just grabbing but pinching items to hold, she started eating solid foods and we have really settled in to a great schedule.

Nicknames:Little Z, Z, Zoe Bear, Bear, Cheeks, Lovey, Little Miss, Booger Butt, Monkey

Loves: You are still constantly chewing/sucking on your fingers and hand, squealing, smiling, giggling, pulling mommyโ€™s hair, and your new favorite thing is sitting up unassisted!!! You sit for long stretches at a time and rarely tumble over. Your favorite toys are your stacking cups, Beat Bo, Minnie Mouse and your crinkly book.

Hates: You still aren’t a fan of loud noises, they usually make you cry. You are starting to have some stranger anxiety and get upset when someone else holds you that you do not know.

Milestones: You have changed so much over the last month!!! You are sitting up completely unassisted, you have been eating solid foods (your first was sweet potatoes), you are able to feed yourself sometimes with a spoon, you started sipping water from a 360 cup and a weighted straw cup,

Clothing: We just moved you up to size 3 diapers. You still fit in size 2, but at your doctor appointment last week you were 16 pounds and sort of on the higher end of 2’s and lower end of 3’s so we went ahead and moved up. For clothes you have a few 3-6 pieces that you still fit in to, most of your stuff is 6 month or 6-9 months.

Feeding: You are still on a similar schedule from last month. You wake up and go to bed a little earlier than before. You take 5.5 ounces around 530am, 800am, 1130am, 2pm, 530pm and 7pm. You go down for your morning nap around 800-830am and your afternoon nap after your 2pm bottle. You usually go down for bed after your 630-700 pm bottle and sleep through the night. Your 1100-1130 feeding is where we have introduced solid foods so we have been doing a smaller bottle and offering you food and a straw cup with water first.

Looks:ย Your eyes and hair have stayed the same color this past month. Most people say you look like your daddy with my eyes.

Things I want to remember from this monthโ€ฆ

The way you growl as communication. Sometimes it makes me laugh so hard, which makes you giggle too!

How sweet you are when you lean in and “kiss” your stuffed animals.

The way you smile when your daddy or I walks in to a room.

How high you can jump in your bouncer!!! Sometimes you really get going in there.

You have started dancing to music when you are seated. Mostly rocking back and forth. It is the cutest thing ever.

You really like Bruno Mars. Anytime one of his songs comes on, you always have a big smile on your face. I think you favorite is Uptown Funk.

You are really in to reading books. You like to chew on them and you pat the pictures each time I turn a page.

You are super ticklish under your arms, around your neck and sometimes on your belly. You giggle and giggle and giggle when I blow raspberries on your belly.

You love your cousins. Christopher and Cooper spent a few days with us since they have been out of school and you get so excited to see them!!! You love to have Cooper read to you. You tried to tickle his neck when he was reading and it was the sweetest thing! Christopher picked you up and held you for the first time and you loved laughing at him when he said “yeah” to you in your face.

After you take your bottles before your naps or bedtime, sometimes you pucker your lips and stretch out and look away like….ok I am through, time for sleep. So cute!!!

You really want to crawl. When you are on your belly, you scoot your legs and butt a little but don’t really get anywhere. Then you get frustrated and start squealing and sometimes crying and you lay your head on the ground in defeat. I know it is just a matter of time before you are mobile!!!

The monthly pictures are getting harder to take!!! I will share some outtakes at the end.

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  • Reply Elle sees June 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

    There’s NO WAY she’s 6months already!! i can’t believe it!!! Wow!! Love the update on her latest milestones!

  • Reply Heather June 20, 2017 at 8:43 am

    WOW that did go by so fast!! Good for her sitting up on her own! She’s going to be on the move soon – watch out mama!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ She is such a precious little girl and I love these little updates ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy 1/2 birthday Zoe!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs June 20, 2017 at 9:18 am

    That went by SO FAST!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders June 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

    My friend’s daughter is right around the same age as Zoe and that was her comment too, that the monthly pictures are getting harder and harder to take! That’s so awesome that she’s sleeping through the night and the fact that she can eat solid foods now too! Be aware with her starting to crawl, you’ll have to go into full on baby proofing!

  • Reply Erin LFF June 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Sweet girl!! It totally does fly and it’s cliche but it’s the truth!! ๐Ÿ™‚ What is the weighted straw cup you’re using? I need to buy T another couple straw cups (we only have one!) but I can’t pick one- ha!

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World June 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Oh my goodness time is flying! Happy 6 months Zoe!

  • Reply Laura June 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

    I can’t believe six months already! It does go by so fast and you have no idea until you experience it yourself. She’s almost ready for her first real date with boogs!

  • Reply Audrey June 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Look at how much she’s grown!! Wow! I feel like you were pregnant just weeks ago!!
    It sounds like she is a joyful, happy baby!!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky June 20, 2017 at 11:51 am

    isn’t it amazing how fast they grow?? pretty soon, she’ll be walking/running.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista June 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, 6 months?! Time is flying! And she growls?! ADORABLE! I’ve been contemplating the move to size 3 diapers too after we are done with the current box *insert momma tears every time she grows out of clothes and moves up a size in diapers*. And girlfriend has been sitting up like a champ out of no where the past few weeks. All so exciting, but time needs to sloooooow down. And you’re not kidding about the monthly photos getting tougher to take, I’m dreading the 8 month pic I’ll take this weekend. Last month, I gave up and said “Well I guess we’ll go with that one”. Sending Little Z extra hugs and a big happy 1/2 birthday to her <3

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer June 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    How is this sweet baby 6 months old?! She is so pretty and has so much personality!

  • Reply Sierra June 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    6 months already?! She is just so sweet and learning so much. Way to go with sitting up by herself! Her little smile is so cute and hoping these next 6 months just slow down a little bit for you. Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Carly June 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I can’t believe how big she’s getting– her little smile/laugh is the cutest! Is it weird that things I hate are basically the same things! haha.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo June 20, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Loud noises that startle me makes me want to cry too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The stranger anxiety is totally normal – she’ll snap out of it later.
    My grand buddy that just turned 3… Uptown Funk is her JAM right now… except when she sings it, it doesnt SO MUCH sound like “funk” ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! June 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    6 months ALREADY???? This little girl is growing up so fast–and with great taste in music!

  • Reply SMD June 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I love when kids growl.

  • Reply Biana June 21, 2017 at 6:48 am

    How is this little sweetie already 6 months old?! I love her sweet personality and how it shines in photos and I’m sure in real life too ๐Ÿ™‚ xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine June 21, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Happy six months to one of my favorite little girls in the whole wide world! This girl has so much personality and don’t you just love how each stage gets more and more fun! I wish you could bottle up her precious smile and sweet laugh! It’s a million smile for sure! Have a wonderful day sweet mama!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family June 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    6 months! WOW! Time really is flying!

    How are you liking the 360 cup? I’ve had a couple of friends who had trouble using it with their babies (the baby couldn’t seem to figure it out). But I hear that they are better for their mouth/teeth/gums/etc so I was thinking we’d use those when the time came.

  • Reply Jenna June 21, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Gosh, look at her getting so big!

  • Reply Alexandra June 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Oh my gosh she’s so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Isn’t it funny how many pet names and then just plain silly names we come up with for our babies?! I do the same to our pets.. and I’m sure someday I will our own kid. heh XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  • Reply Allison Arnone June 22, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    How exciting! This is the BEST age – from like 6-12 months when babies start to develop little personalities & get a little more self sufficient. She’s so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Danielle June 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Oh my goodness. She is just the cutest. Love that she growls. And my girls loved the bouncer too. Time does go by way too quickly.

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