Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lydia is 6 months old

Technically Lydia has been 6 months for almost two weeks, technically.

I did post on her half birthday. So I am not a totally unfit parent (blogger).

After a doctor's appointment this week I am fully prepared to update you on the youngest member of our family.

She is 27" (the 90th percentile) and 15#12oz (the 75th percentile). She received three shots and, according to her big sister, "was very brave." Our pediatrician measured her as absolutely adorable and practically perfect. We'd have to agree.

Lydia has followed in her sister's footsteps as a lover of food. She is eating spinach, broccoli, peas, green beans, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, peaches, pears, apple sauce, prunes, rice cereal, oatmeal, and just started eating cheerios this week. The only food she has totally turned her nose up to is avocado, but I will keep trying. I love avocado, and at least ONE of my children will like it too so that I am not the only one in the house eating it!

Gross motor
Lydia is stubborn. On January 25th she rolled from her belly to her back 7 times in the course of 3 minutes. She has only done that twice since. That means I can count on two hands how many times she's rolled from belly to back. That is a lot considering I can count on one hand how many times she's rolled from back to belly. (I think it is at three now with the first being mid March.) When the Doc asked if she was rolling and I explained how she has been sitting up on her own for weeks (since March 15th) and can sit for 45 minutes easy his response was the same as mine. She's just to smart and stubborn for her own good. She figures why lay down and roll over when I get such a better view while sitting up? I mean really? She is starting to tripod, or lean over to get up on her knees. So I am sure she'll start crawling in no time. Then I am going to have problems, it is time to baby proof this house for the first time! ARGH!

Fine motor
Lydia successfully grips toys and passes them from hand to hand in both directions. (Left to right and right to left.) She also successfully got a Cheerio into her mouth today. The look of accomplishment on her face was priceless!

She is babbling a ton. We visited the botanical garden today and while strolling around she narrated our walk with her coos and "words." Madeline started out the same way and if Lydia talks as much as Madeline does, I may never have a quiet moment ever again.

Lydia isn't her sister. She is a more restless night sleeper than her sister was, but she is finally sleeping through the night. She goes down for the night around 7pm (although most nights she'd like it to be closer to 6pm). She is the up at 7am (if I'm lucky... most of the time it is closer to 6:30am) and back down for a hour nap at about 9am. Then there is another hour or two at 1 or 2 pm depending on our day. She goes down easily, and it is only the night time that can be frustrating. She likes to wake up an hour after going down and want to play. She's yet to get that it isn't going to happen!

She is totally a momma's girl right now. If it is close to bed time she wants no one but me. I can't leave the room without her protesting. I love it and I hate it. I love that I am so loved and Madeline is in a daddy's girl phase so I like having Lydia all to myself. BUT I'd love to be able to hand her off to someone else and walk away some times.

She is an easy going happy baby. We have hit the baby jackpot, twice... Lucky.



Bridget said...

Alan always wanted one of us to lie on the floor next to his crib...this got old pretty fast, so we would lie down for 5 minutes and then reach over and knock on the closet door. Alan would announce that someone was at the door and we'd better go answer it...worked every time!

Molly said...

I'd have to agree she's pretty perfect as far as babies go. She's a smiley girl, and I love the way her face lights up when she sees the crab. (The crab is a fun rattle at granny & poppy's house. Lydia loves the crab!)