6 Months, 10 Things, and 4 Reasons…

Where does the time go? December is already half over, 2010 is almost here, and my baby girls are 6 1/2 months old! On Friday I took them to their 6-month well child exam, and here is what we learned….

Isabel
Length: 24 in (5-10th percentile)
Weight: 13 lbs (5-10th percentile)

Elliana
Length: 25 3/4 in (50th percentile)
Weight: 14 lbs 2 oz (10-25th percentile)

Developmentally speaking, we are really getting into a fun stage with the girls. In addition to doing all the things growing babies do, they are starting to interact with each other and with Abel and Amariah; and that has been truly amazing to watch.

10 Things About Isabel at 6 Months

  • getting closer to sitting up without help
  • reaches for everything
  • laughs silently or with her fist in her mouth most of the time
  • loves to be “in the action”
  • stands on her tiptoes (with support)
  • busts her legs out of all snap-up sleepers
  • holds her toes
  • plays with her voice by gurgling or inhaling loudly (and subsequently choking herself)
  • moves around the floor by spinning and “crab walking” (lifting her butt off the floor and pushing with her feet)
  • sleeps on her side with her arms over her face
10 Things About Elliana at 6 Months
  • sits with help
  • strives to have her feet within reach of anything she can kick
  • stifles her laugh by stuffing her fist in her mouth
  • loves to be held or to lay at our feet
  • stands (with support) for a time before decidedly and heavily collapsing onto her butt
  • lying flat on her back, holds her arms and legs out stiff just above the floor and twirls her wrists and ankles
  • holds her toes
  • plays with her voice by loudly squealing, “coughing,” and spitting
  • tries to scoot and/or express excitement by doing the “worm squirm” (writhing her head and body in a snake-like fashion)
  • sleeps and eats with her hands resting on the top of her head

And finally,…

4 Reasons Why I’m a Happy Mommy

(L to R): Abel (3 yrs 8 mos), Elliana (6 mos), Amariah (2 yrs 5 mos), Isabel (6 mos)

7 Comments

  1. Angie says:

    They are all just way too sweet!

    Merry Christmas
    Angie

  2. Stephanie says:

    Oh how precious! They are growing so fast!

  3. And four reasons we are ecstatic grandparents!

  4. What a perfectly beautiful bunch of babes! You have a blessed handful for sure. :)

  5. Leah Claire says:

    Angela~
    Your children are so beautiful!
    I love the updates! You are so blessed!

  6. Kristen says:

    Oh my girls are due in February. I can’t wait to have fun with them like you are with yours. They are just precious!!! God is just wonderful in everything He does.

  7. busymomof10 says:

    What an adorable family!!! How did your bread turn out? I will try to post my recipe in the next day or two.

    Elizabeth