Grace, Six Months

IMG_3893I truly cannot believe Gracie is six months old already. Where has the time gone? This month has been extra exciting and I’m sure I will say (have said) it every month, but I just love each age more and more. I am enjoying seeing her little personality shine through and watching our alert baby become even more alert. When I am out with her people consistently comment on 1) her chin, 2) her eyes, and 3) how alert she is.¬†At her six month well baby visit, she weighed 17 lbs 14 oz and was 27 inches long.

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At the beginning of the month Gracie started with a new sitter. Since I want this to be a positive post, that is ll I’m going to say about that. I feel so fortunate for the two wonderful months of daycare that we did have and I know that Gracie would not be doing as well as she is without a nice, solid foundation to build on.

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I could have sworn Gracie would have her top teeth by now, but they seem to be taking their sweet time. I can tell there are days when they are bugging her, but for at least the last week they seem to be giving her a break. I keep having dreams that she has like six teeth come in at once.

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Gracie is really getting strong. She can consistently roll from her back to her tummy and enjoys practicing that skill while mama is trying to dress her. She is able to roll tummy to back but mostly does this when she is in her crib. The crib seems to be her choice place to work on these new skills. This past week she started raising herself into a crawling position. Just yesterday she actually did this during one of her wake times and I was able to catch it on video. Speaking of wake times, her wake time has increased significantly. She now is awake for anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours at a time. She takes two full naps and one ‘catnap’ each day. It is really crazy how quickly she has added to her wake time.

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All month we have been working to wean Gracie from the paci and swaddle. I had hoped to do paci first, but the swaddle was ticking her off at night so it ended up going first. I was hopeful that her need to suck could be satisfied by her thumb but she hasn’t really figured that out, which is surprising given how interested she was in her thumb a few months ago. However, she is getting better and better at going to sleep without the paci and has gone the majority of the past week without it. I keep telling myself now that she is six months old we should get rid of all of them…but as it turns out I may have a slight addiction to the paci as well…

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