Happy half a year Elizabeth! I can't believe it's been 6 months! I swear you were just born!
This month Elizabeth is hitting some major milestones. She is sitting up on her own and rolling all over the place! She is also starting to want to play with all of her cute little toys. And, she is just as chatty as ever!
She's still so tiny! She is almost up to 14 lbs (12%), she's 24.25 inches tall (3%) and her giant noggin is in the 95%! Geez! Her pediatrician wants us to have an ultrasound on her head just to make sure everything is ok (she promises it is purely precautionary, but of course my initial reaction was to completely flip out!). Knowing that Grey's head was always huge makes me a bit calmer though...
She is showing some big time interest in Minnie these days! Bless her heart because Greyson has ruined that dog for her! Minnie is terrified to go near her unless I'm holding her.
Another big moment this month is that she finally had some rice cereal...she kept it down for exactly 2 hours and then projectile vomited it all up! So we're moving on to try oatmeal instead and then, if that is a no-go, we will just go straight to green veggies! She is definitely a much pickier eater than her brother who would gobble up whatever I put in front of him!
Grey is loving that she can "play" now. He likes to bring we toys and then decide that she wants to share her toys with him...I imagine this becoming an issue as we get on through the year.
Such a big girl! I can't believe we're getting close to the mobile baby stage!! Yikes!
Our 2013 visit to Santa was a success!!! I have to give Santa credit because he was just the sweetest man. We decided to run up to the Denton mall because it is closest to the house, and I honestly didn't have high expectations for the Golden Triangle Santa, but he was great! He kept waving to all the kids in line as we waited and that helped boost Grey's confidence a lot. Grey was a little hesitant at first, but once I handed Elizabeth to the big man in red Grey let me set him down next to him. (Peer pressure/big brother protector for the win!) Grey was so happy/excited he looked like he was about to burst!
I was so happy that Grey didn't flip out that I may have teared up a bit and Santa gave me a hug…thanks Santa:) You'll notice that Elizabeth, who smiles ALL THE TIME, was not overly impressed by Santa. Jared and I looked like a couple of crazy people trying to get them both to smile, but I figure 1)there was no crying, and 2)Grey is smiling, and 3)there was no crying…1 out of 2 kids is a win, right? It certainly beats last year!
Elizabeth is 5 months old today! This little girl is growing so much!
She is still the happiest little thing, and is always ready with a smile!
Her big brother is completely smitten these days, and can barely keep his hands off of her! Haha it's so sweet! She gets lots of kisses and hugs. Who can blame him! I can't seem to get enough myself! I don't know if it's because she is the last little Petkoff baby, or what, but I just want to snuggle her all the time! In addition to all the love, Grey is also super protective of Elizabeth, and does NOT like it when she goes somewhere without him!
This month she finally grew big enough (with some pillows underneath) to jump in the exersaucer! She loves it! You will notice that she is wearing a bib in the photo below. She is teething like crazy now and drools all over the place!
She is still sleeping in our room in her pack and play, but since she has decided in the last few days that she would rather "talk" to us in the middle of the night rather than sleep, her days are numbered in the room with us. She did finally start rolling over! Woohoo! So, I feel better about the move to her own room, but I would really like her to roll a bit more. Grey was sleeping on his stomach at this age because he would roll over by himself. I need to stop stressing and just do it!
We went to the pediatric ophthalmologist this month, and Elizabeth will be having surgery on her eyelid. The surgeon said he didn't think it was an immediate concern, so he wants to wait until she is at least 6 months old. We will probably wait until this summer, but I am glad that we got to talk to the doctor about it. It sounds relatively minor for a surgery, if there is such a thing on an infant, so I am hopeful that this will be a quick fix.