Monday, July 14, 2014

6 Months Old!

July 14, 2014

Six.point.five Months

We are a little behind with our 6 month post!  So many exciting things going on in the Gluvers' household, so we've been busy!  But, we have some very fun things to report and, of course, some adorable pictures to share!

June 28, 2014

Mom forgot my 6 month sticker. Great job, Mom

We spent Emi's half birthday with my family in beautiful Sunset Beach, where my parents rented a beach house for the week of the 4th! Emi was so at home at the beach. We had so much fun spending our days outside in the cool ocean air.  Her and I are a lot alike in that we both do not do well in the heat. I melt like the Wicked Witch of the West, and Emi sweats and then becomes a slippery mess.  Not to mention, I had forgotten how adorable Emilia looks in actual p.j.'s.

She kind of hated the big waves
So scary, Mom

She adored playing in her fishy tent.  We've been making forts at home ever since.

Twin profiles and I love it
P.J. Pic

Adore my family.  Happy 4th.

 A lot of firsts are happening over here these days!  Emilia got her first tooth last week.  After what seemed like two months of non-stop teething, a teeny tiny, razor sharp tooth poked through last Tuesday the 8th.  I have never been so excited, until she immediately started biting everyone in sight.  Hey, you gotta take it on a test drive right?! 

Emi has also been scooting/crawling successfully since she was about 5 1/2 months.  And now, she *officially* crawls.  This morning was the first time I noticed her full on crawling across the room! I was so, so proud and I know she will love her new found freedom.  I, on the other hand, will be downing even more iced coffee than I already do to keep up with her.  This is a game changer fo sho.

Emilia also can pull herself up to standing, which is her absolute favorite thing to do.  She pulls herself up on anything that she can reach, which, luckily, is not a lot because she's such a tiny thing.  But, that really doesn't stop her from trying.  She has loved to stand since she was a newborn (which I always found a little freaky! Seriously, newborn, lay down!) and it is definitely her favorite thing to do these days.  And of course, it's not enough to just stand, she has to try and balance with one hand.  Who is this daredevil kid?  Clearly this is genetic material from her dad, because we all know me=rule follower! She is really trying to find her balance, and even though I'm not the gambling type, I would put good money on her walking very soon.  Scary thought!

We have also had our first trip riding in a shopping cart.  So funny because my kid is a shrimp and just barely peeks over the cart!  And our first time eating out while Emi sat in a high chair.  Seriously, so funny! She was like, finally, I'm where I belong, pass me a menu.

Emilia started eating some real food since she turned 6 months as well! I adore breastfeeding this baby and am so happy that I was able to exclusively breastfeed her until she was truly ready to start solids.  I know some moms out there who know what a sense of accomplishment this brings! She loves bananas and sweet potatoes, but her absolute favorite is squash with cinnamon.  Though it's my goal to make the majority of her baby food, I have found that there are some awesome baby food brands out there that include nothing but organic fruit.  We have definitely been using those without a tinge of guilt as we have been traveling like crazy since she turned 6 months!

Weight: About 15 pounds

Sleep: We are getting longer stretches (finally!) now that she eats dinner!  By longer, I mean 4 hours, but PTL, I will take it.

Favorite Thing to Do: Anything with water.  Splash. Swim. Shower. She loves the water and loves water in her face.  Once again, this is definitely not from me because I was literally terrified of getting my hair washed until I was like 15.

Highlight of the Month: Starting solids! Meal time is a family affair now and I know Emi loves to be included! It makes me so happy to see her enjoying new food and participating so actively in our meals.

I'll leave you with this photo shoot of Emilia.  What? Can you blame me? She's so damn cute.  And I promise I won't be this late with her 7th month post!

Love, The Gluvers