Hello friends! It's been a long time away from the blog this month. There are lots of things I'd like to write about lately, so I'm hoping to be a little bit better about managing my time. I thought I'd write just a quick update and share a few of Lily's six-month pictures that we had made at Target a few weeks ago. In another week she'll be seven months old already!
Lily had her six-month checkup with her doctor at the beginning of this month (so she was really 6.5 months old). I have to say I knew that she'd grown quite a bit this time but her weight surprised me a little! My chunky monkey weighed 17 pounds and 3 ounces and was just over 26 inches long. She has now doubled her birth weight and her doctor says she is doing great.
I'm so thankful that she has been doing so well, and the introduction of solid foods has been a success. It kind-of freaked me out, then, that the day after her checkup she wanted absolutely nothing to do with her cereal, fruits, or vegetables. I figured she just wasn't feeling like herself and had lost her appetite because of the nasty shots and fever that she always has the next day, but it continued for an entire week, long after the fever was gone. Each day she seemed to get a little bit better, though, so I guess she just needed some time. Thankfully, she was still nursing regularly even though she'd lost interest in other food. It is a relief to see her back to her old self again and eating like a champ. I am very, very happy that she won't have to have any shots for six more months!
Here are some of our favorites from her photo shoot at Target. (It did take two attempts to get a good session. The first one wound up being too close to nap time and we had a fussy baby on our hands! Our rescheduled session went great.) It's amazing to see how much she has changed in the couple of weeks since we had these pictures taken. She is now sitting up without support and I think her hair has even grown a bit. It seems she is growing and changing faster than we can keep up!
As you can see, she still has no teeth! Love that gummy baby smile. :)