Tuesday, May 21, 2013

6 months

Here's what Bailey Rose got up to this month:

You started off the month a little rough and mommy got a call at work that you were puking at daycare. Nothing a little mommy TLC couldn't resolve. Not gonna lie,  pretty happy that you didn't continue puking while with me :) PS for you new mommies, you're not supposed to give babies formula if they are pukey sick (it dehydrates them) - go with pedialyte (or call your doctor). We went with slightly watered down pedialyte and she was fine. 
You don't really look too sick here, but I could tell you weren't your normal Bailey self

Your cousins Claire and Max LOVE to give you lots of kisses!

You celebrated cousin Claire's 4th birthday! I can't believe she's already 4, seems like just yesterday we got the amazingly great news that she was going to be joining our lives!
Claire is the one in the pink (she has a lot of help from her friends/cousins)
 Your new thing is to sneak your little hands out of the swaddle and sleep with them behind your head, I think this is so adorable!
 We helped Nana and Grandpa Brad at the flip house. You were so helpful! 
You also love the new bouncy toy we got you! You have the exact same one at daycare :)
 Daddy, Mommy and you went out to dinner at Old Chicago and we were SO happy to see they have brought back the nachos that they took off the menu in December. Probably the best news ever!
Cheers for Nachos!
 You drew mommy and daddy some pics on the iPad - you're so talented!
Hi mama, I'm so BIG
 I tried to get you to crawl to my nacho plate, just cuz that would be really cool but we're not quite crawling yet. So, so close!
 You are so silly sometimes when we put you down for a nap. You were staring up at us smiling and giggling here and we didn't want you to go to sleep
 We went on quite a few walks this month. The weather is finally getting much nicer. I love jogging and walking with you!
 You had your 6 month check-up on May 9. You look a little concerned about what the scale would say, but you're still a little peanut :)
 Nana loves to spend time with you and snuggle with you. You take some pretty cute pics together!
 I put you in your big girl chair that mommy recovered from the trash last summer. It's still not completely finished, but you look pretty cute (and grown up!) in it
 I got to celebrate my first Mother's Day with you. It was such a wonderful day and definitely puts a whole new meaning to the day
 You got to visit Nana and Grandpa Brad's baby geese. You weren't quite sure what to think...don't worry, you're not the only one ;)
You celebrated your Nana's 5- birthday this month!
That's cousin Max and Nana with her yummy cake! Photo courtesy of s-i-l Whit :)
Other things to note

Height: 26"
Weight: 15lbs
Head: 17"
Places you've been: Still no zoo (worst parents ever!), a few garage sales, a trip to the mall without a stroller (that was interesting)
Doctor's Appointments: 6 month appt was on May 9. You did sooo good. You got 4 shots and only cried for about a minute.
Daycare: They love you there! We got some pretty bad news this month. Our daycare lady is moving at the end of May. It's a great step for her and her family, but really stinks for the daycare situation. We are going to continue to bring you to her new place in Elko (25 min from our house). We're planning to do this until the winter as long as it works for everyone. She felt so bad when she told us and didn't expect us to bring you down there, but we want you to be in her care, so we'll make it work-somehow!
Sleeping: you've slept in your crib every single night. I can't believe how well this transition went for you. You're amazing! Sometimes we even have to wake you up in the morning!
Eating: 6oz every 3-4 hours. You've still been getting rice cereal about once/day. We took a break after you got sick this month. You also started some bananas this month and you seem to like them so far!
Clothing: Mostly wearing 3 and 3-6 month clothes
Diapers: You are wearing size 2 diapers when you wear regular diapers and cloth is still going great!
Things you like: watching your puppies (you think they're hilarious), Kirby gets excited to get you up in the morning, the song "I got you"(I feel good) by James Brown - it's our go-to if you're upset (rare), swinging, splashing in the pool, watching the kids at daycare blow bubbles, your exersaucer/bouncer toy, getting attention from strangers (makes you a little shy, but you always smile), your hands are amazing to you - you just stare at them, you are so much more interactive with us - you know your name, you are more mobile and you like to grab at things/chew on things
Mommy likes: you love it when mommy sings, dances and talks, when you see mommy pick you up at daycare - you get so excited
Daddy likes: still loving when daddy comes home from work or when we call him. Most of the time you try to eat/kiss the phone and end up hanging up on him. 

Bailey Bear (from Daddy this month)~
You are the most amazing little sweetheart we could ever ask for!  The love/joy/fun/excitement you have brought to our lives is beyond our greatest expectations!  You have the sweetest personality and are a genuinely happy little girl, and for that we are so thankful.  You are such an easy baby to care for - you rarely cry, you are always smiling and you sleep so well.  We can tell your little heart is happy and at peace.  You are growing up so quickly and we never imagined watching you change could be so fun and impact us like it has!  Thank you for being the biggest blessing of our lives.  We love you Bailey Rose!  Love, Daddy

You've grown into such a beautiful, happy baby!

I'd like to note that while I wrote the majority of this post over a week ago, it was very difficult to finish it last night knowing that there are so many families who lost their kids/babies yesterday. I'm so sorry for the people in Moore, OK for the terrible storm that passed through yesterday. Hearing the news playing last night was torture to think what it would be like to be in their shoes. Praying for the families that were affected!!


  1. She is so dang adorable. :) Glad she's feeling better! Sick babies are no fun!

  2. I love that picture with the iPad. Cute cute cute!

  3. Adorable pics of Miss Bailey!! I love that smile...she is so happy..always!

  4. 6 months! So Crazy! She is cute as ever and getting to such a fun age :)

  5. She is so sweet!! I can't get over her smile. I love it

  6. She is so stickin' cute!! You probably get this ALL THE TIME...but her smile is so adorable!!! Can't believe she is already 6 months old!!!

  7. i seriously love her perma-smile, that ipad picture is SO funny to me!