6 months. a half year old. Where has the time gone? I have people ask me all the time if it has gone by fast and I tell them it's a blink of an eye. I hate and love it all at the same time.
You, my dear, are my perfect baby. You are very content, your laugh is contagious, and you are so beautiful. I love that you make complete strangers fall in love with you just by giving them that smile of yours. We really can't go anywhere without being stopped! Don't worry I like it. The whispers are my favorite, when we are walking by and they lean over and tell whoever they are with, how adorable they think you are. I just smile and keep on walking. Ya your mom is a little prideful when it comes to you.
Starting out in your sixth month you are learning so much and very alert. Brains and Beauty, you got them both from your father. :) You are sitting on your own and can stay that way for a little while, then you get tired and fold in half. You are rolling over like crazy, I can't keep you on your back for anything. You roll over from back to belly, but you're still getting stuck once you're there. It's funny, I'm not sure if you will ever catch on, but at least your rolling, and I kinda prefer it the way you are doing it. It just means you can get in crawling position that much easier. You're scooting your way to things. I think it's just a matter of time before you start crawling, but the scooting seems to get you to your toys and get you in head jams in your crib. what can I say... You love sleeping on your belly ,rolled up in a ball in the corner. I do try straightening you out, but there is no hope.
You are still sleeping through the night. You go down about 7:30-8ish and wake up about 6:30 -7. Naps are a whole other story. You go down at the same time (most days) and you sometimes takes 2 hour naps and then other times its 20 minutes but your happy, so I guess what ever floats your boat. You are teething like a mad woman. Those poor gums of yours feel like they are about to explode, they are so swollen, thank goodness for frozen teethers, and modern medicine. No teeth yet, but they have to be popping out soon!
You definitely know when we have left the room. You don't like being left by yourself. This could be trouble.
Your daddy and me can sing "Row your boat" to you when you get cranky and you stop crying instantly, but you really hate the "Popcorn popping" song. You start crying every time we sing that to you. I hope this isn't a sign of struggling years ahead in primary.
You are getting stronger by standing with help, but balancing on your own. You prefer to be laying on the floor playing, than in your bouncer or swing, but you love sitting in your bumbo and chewing on your blanket.
Reading has become so fun with you. Textured books are your favorite. Regular reading books loose your interest, but we could read textured books forever. Maybe you will be a very hands on type of person. That's how I am, so maybe you get that trait from me!
Juniper, it's been the best six months having you in our life. You are such a joy and a blessing to have around. I still can't believe that you are all mine. That I'm the one who comforts you when you are sad, or who can put a smile on your face no matter how grumpy you may be. I love being your mother. I love every bit about you. I love you.
happy six months June bug.