Friday, July 10, 2009

Halbjahr [1/2 of a year auf Deutsch]

My sweet little peanut is 6 months old. I can't believe we are already to that mark. Kind of sad, but VERY exciting! She was fed up with me not paying attention to her while taking pics of our friend's baby. She looks like she's been working out huh? Sweaty grey shirt (don't worry it's drool) and sweatband on her head. HA!

Some nicknames she's acquired thus far (all pretty similar and I'm probably forgetting some):

- Rizzle
- Reese's Pieces
- Reesey Piecey Puddin' and Pie
- Reeser
- Peanut
- Reesey Reese
Reese is SO chill. She definitely knows what she wants and lets you know when you're not giving it to her, but she goes with the flow. Eric and I are REALLY spontaneous people, you never know what we'll end up doing each day, but she's great and is happy going along for the ride (whatever it might be).

There is something deep within this child. I feel as if she is wise beyond her years. It is kind of strange, but it seems like she is so much smarter and aware of the world than she ought to be according to her physical development. I think I may be sensing her immense spirit stuck in a tiny little body. She's going to do some great things.
She's a happy camper. Reese has the sweetest little giggle and she loves to smile and I love her smile. Makes my eyes water 95% of the time. Oh, and she sits up amazingly well and moves around the house by rolling from her back, to her tummy, to her back....and pushing herself off of items in the house with her legs and arms. I have to childproof our house - TODAY!

Reese loves food. She wants to try everything. We give her tastes of pretty much everything, unless it is on the "Do Not Eat until 1 year old" list. She gets pretty mad when you take away something she's been eating or sucking on and she doesn't want to be done. She'll throw a fit until you either give it back or distract her with something else. She LOVES chewing on the sides of glasses and drinking a little water out of the cup. I think the cold glass feels good on her gums.

Reese, you've brought a lot of happiness to us and taught us how to love deeper. You're teaching us things every day and making us into better people. Thanks for being our sweetheart.
Now for the 6 months stats:

Weight: 16 lbs 1 oz = 50th percentile
Height: 25 1/2 inches = 50th percentile
OFC: 17 inches = 75th percentile

Man you are getting BIG Reese, and what can we say, you have a good smart brain ;)


Karyn Mac said...

Happy half birthday Reese!

The Taylors said...

Reesey Piecey PUddin' and Pie, you are so sweet! and I love the new pony tail you've acquired on the top of your head. Congrats on your six month!
I like a gal that loves her food!

Kayla R. said...

Sooooooooooo CUTE!! yeah 6 months is so FUN!!

Cason and Marie said...

she is so big already!!! Such a darling girl!