Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Susannah ~ 6 months

It is hard to believe that half a year has passed since Susannah was born!! She continues to be such a delight to our hearts and home! Her smile brightens not only our day, but also the day of anybody around her that she shares her smiles with - fellow grocery store shoppers, store clerks, people at church... people love her smile! Sometimes it makes me nervous... wondering what the Lord has in store for her with her smiley personality.

On her 6 month birthday, our small group from Sunday School got together and Susannah got to fully experience swimming in a pool! We were in the pool probably about 45 minutes and she enjoyed it the whole time :)

A couple days later it was cool enough for her to wear her jacket from Aunt Rachel & Uncle Ted when we went for our walk in the morning. She looked so cute in it!
Shortly after she was born, a special couple in our church gave Susannah this frog blanket ("Froggy"). He's the perfect size for an "attachment" toy/blanket, so he's kept her company while she sleeps ever since she got him. She's started to reach out and grab onto him or move him around sometimes, and yesterday was the first time I saw her holding Froggy like this. I'm not sure that it was intentional, but it sure was sweet!! (She had smiled in her sleep right before I took this picture!)

Yesterday we also cleaned her room. I decided the time has come to get a toy box, or basket, or something to corral her meager toy collection. It's on the "look for" list for future shopping trips. I was putting some things away and came across some sandals from Auntie Juls, so we tried them on. Super cute, but a little too big yet. She liked kicking the floor and hearing the different sound, though :)

She's getting bigger and developing more skills. She wiggles herself all over her crib, though I have never seen how she does it. She's recently discovered tags and is fascinated with them. Tags on her Froggy, tags on stuffed toys... she works really hard to grasp them and then loves to put them in her mouth :) She nurses 4xday, and gets solids for breakfast, lunch and supper. She's not real great with textures, so I have to blend up her veggies pretty smooth, otherwise she gags on any small pieces.

Today was her 6mo. checkup, and she's healthy as a horse at 16lbs. 4oz and 26 1/2" tall. She's wearing mostly 9mo. clothes when it comes to sleepers or onesies, but dresses and 2 piece outfits she can still wear some 3-6 mo. stuff.

I love her bunches and bunches!! I'm excited to watch her grow and change. It's a little sad to realize that she's not a tiny baby anymore, but this is a mighty cute stage of her life and I wouldn't trade her for the WORLD!

Happy 6 month Birthday, Susannah!


Cristy said... [Reply to comment]

She's a cutie, alright! I'm glad you enjoy her so much.

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

So cute! I love her froggy. My daughter has the same one and she sleeps with hers too! It is the cutest thing.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

She is soooo cute. I miss my Ashlyn being that size. She is almost 3 now. We also have a lovey, her's is a tie blanket her Aunt E made her with Pooh on it (Poohy as she calls it). Now this is by far not the cutest toy box but we have found that a large tote with a lid works great for toy storage. Just an idea; the price of toy boxes made me cringe!

Candi said... [Reply to comment]

She does as the sweetest smile! Hunter has a cow that was 3 times as big as he was at birth and yes (despite the warning of no stuffed animals in the crib) he slept with it. Now it's the same size and he is and he drags him around by the neck. It's so cute. Sometimes I imagine him like one of the toys from Toy Story and how sad he is when he's not being held. I'm sure Froggy will enjoy his/her time with Susannah. :)

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

I can't tell you how much I think you have the best baby ever! I still love my Marie more than any other baby, but I'm looking forward to her happy days.

P.S. I haven't even read this post! I do that later. I need to go to bed right now.

Mamajil said... [Reply to comment]

just found your blog....your baby is a cutie!!!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

You have one cute little girl on your hands Miriam!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

what a doll!!! i still think she looks like you did!!! Auntie Juls