Thursday, May 24, 2012

annabelle rae: month six.

Annabelle Rae,

You are SIX months old! Seeing you turn six months old was tough for me, it just seems so big. I can no longer trick myself into somehow thinking you are a newborn. You're not. Looking back at the things you have learned and experienced this month makes my eyes get teary and my heart swell with pride.

This month you learned to roll over! On March 27 you rolled from your tummy to your back for the very first time! Your daddy and I cheered and clapped, we were so excited! Just a few days later, on April 3, you finished your trick when you rolled from back to tummy for the first time. Lots more clapping and cheering took place!

You discovered the wonder of the park swing this month. You were a little unsure what to think of it at first but by the end of the month you had fallen in love! You love for us to push you in the swings and you love watching all of the big kids place at the park.

Another first this month was the introduction of real foods into your diet. You started with rice cereal on April 10 and took to it pretty quickly. Next you tried sweet potatoes which were a big hit! Green beans took you a bit longer to fall in love with but you caught on and now you love them all. You get so excited to see us get your food ready.

Your first Easter was celebrated in Georgia this year. We had a full house for the occasion! GiGi, Pops, Aunt Jenn, Uncle Ryan and Grandma and Grandpa Krueger all came to celebrate. The bunny was very good to you! Sitting in Easter Sunday mass with my baby girl was a highlight of this month!

You took your first plane ride this month which was quite eventful and very exciting. We took a trip out to Arizona so you could meet your great grandparents and help your great-great grandma celebrate her 100th birthday. It was a big weekend! Your last big event of the month was a move to Texas for the summer. You adjusted quickly to new surroundings and the crazy Texas heat!

Your smiles get bigger and bigger every day! Your daddy and I still know how to get them out of you better than anyone else, but you share them with other people a little more freely now. You love to catch someone's eye in church and smile at them throughout mass. I can always tell when you are feeling overwhelmed by a new place or a crowd because your smiles disappear and you snuggle up close to your daddy or me.

You have become such a chatterbox lately! You love to wake up around five in the morning and talk to yourself for about half an hour before falling back to sleep for another hour. You talk to your toes and to the toys on your activity mat. You giggle and talk when we are riding in the car. You have certainly discovered your voice and it thrills you to hear it!

Little lady, what a fun month this has been! Your personality is coming out more and more every day. You are silly and serious, bubbly and shy, busy as a bee and a super snuggler. You are our precious, perfect baby girl.

We adore you, peanut. Love you to the moon and back!

Six month stats:
(measurements taken nine days before Annabelle turned 6 months old)
Height: 25 inches (25th percentile)
Weight: 14 pounds, 7 ounces (25th percentile)
Head circumference: 42 inches, 3 centimeters (50-75th percentile)
Diapers: size 2
Clothes: 3-6 months (you are our little peanut!)

1 comment:

  1. I grew up with that same rocking chair! Love that sweet girl'