Thursday, November 4, 2010

Avery's 6th Month

6th Month Milestones - 11/4/10

Height - 26 inches (The doctor thought you had your toe stretched out to have "grown" 2 inches in 2 months.)

Weight - 13 lbs. 12 oz.

Sleeping - You usually go to bed between 7:30 and 8:30 depending on what we have going on that day. You still wake up once a night, usually, to eat. Your naps have started getting longer though. 2 hours in the morning and 1 to 1.5 hours in the afternoon.

Eating - You eat every 3 to 4 hours during the day, about 4 to 6 oz. or so, and usually only wake once to eat at night. You were eating cereal and 1 or 2 veggies and fruit a day for most of the month, but then suddenly stopped wanting to take your bottles while I was at work. This went on for a week, until we cut out all solids. You were super cranky, fussy and just wanted to be held for most of that week. Once we went to just milk you started being your self again. We'll just have to see how it goes and re-introduce solids again in a few weeks.

New discoveries - You can get up on all fours now and can sit up on your own for a little while. All of the sudden you started pushing up on all fours this month and it is the cutest thing ever! You look like you are doing mini-push ups. This new movement allows you to move around a little more than rolling does. You've figured out that your legs can move and your arms can move, but just can't quite get them to move at the same time to crawl. :) That's ok, cause we know that will happen soon enough. You also love to sit up on your own - and can do it for quite a bit until you see that toy that you can't reach and reach too far and topple over.

New accomplishments - Getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth. Sitting up unassisted for quite a while. Napping for 2 hours at a time in the morning and afternoon!

Places you went - The pumpkin patch with Mommy, Daddy, Uncle Daniel, Aunt April, Angela and Ashley. Trick or treating with Elli, Mason and Gatlin. To visit Nonna in OK for her birthday.

Special Memories - Getting to take you to the pumpkin patch for the first time. You were in awe of the orange, round things. You also liked the goats when Daddy fed them popcorn. Dressing you up as a bumblebee for your first Halloween. Daddy and I don't like the dark side of Halloween but our Community Group decided to get together, cook out and take the kiddos from the group trick or treating together. It was fun and I know you will enjoy it even more next year. Getting to celebrate your 1/2 birthday with Nonna and to see Peyton on her 1st birthday.

You had your 1/2 birthday this month and wow! We can't believe it has gone by so fast. I wish we could slow down time, but I know that isn't going to happen. So I am trying to cherish each day, each cuddle, each cranky time, each sweet smile. You are growing up and as fun as it is, it is all new to us. We're learning different ways to soothe you, different ways to play with you, different ways to get you to eat. Please be patient with us baby girl as we figure this parent/child thing out together. We are so excited about the next 6 months. Keep on growing and exploring your world. We love you sweet girl. We are praying for you each day that God will protect and guide you and that you'll know how much he loves you.

Love you baby girl!

~Mommy & Daddy
Whatcha doing to my shoe Uncle Daniel?
Stare down - who is gonna win?
Something is funny.
Not so sure about this guy.
Help! I don't like this. :)
Bumble bee
Daddy and Avery
Mommy & Avery
Cheered on our Rangers until the end!
Grandad & Grandmama West with Avery
4 generations of West's
Peyton shared her cake with you.
We are all actually looking at the camera! Thank goodness for auto-timer!
Nonna with her candles and you with your 0 for your 1/2 birthday!
I want to help blow them out!
Avery's first crush - she loved Isaac!
Not sure - but she does this when really excited!
I like your hat, Isaac!

Playing piano with Katie

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