Friday, January 31, 2014

Sadie is 6 Months Old!

We have made it to 1/2 year already!!  Our sweet girl is 6 months old!!

What is Sadie up to these days?
  • She weighs 15 lb 2 oz (25%), and is 25 inches (16%) long.  
  • She is in size 2 diapers.
  • She mostly wears 6 month clothes, and a few 6-9 month outfits.
  • We've hit 6 months which means what her eye color is, is what it will stay...however, they are still up for debate!  They're definitely not blue...don't really look brown...not looking hazel either.  We're thinking they'll possibly be in the green family.    
  • She is still eating 4.5 ounces from a bottle or nurses 15-20 minutes, every 3-4 hours.  She has stayed at the same amount for several months, but her doctors are pleased with her continued weight gain, and she is satisfied with this amount so we're not too terribly worried about needing to increase.  She has started really noticing us eating/drinking and reaching for our cups, spoons/forks so we know she's definitely ready for more than just her bottle or nursing!!  
  • She continues to sleep well, and will be moving to her room this next month.  She has slept in her bassinet by our bed up to this point.  
  • She is sitting up independently, rolling from her back to belly/belly to back, holding objects, starting to manipulate objects/toys, recognizes her name when spoken, babbles and laughs a lot, and puts EVERYTHING in her mouth! 
  • Some of her favorite things - Ellie, her cousins!, bath time, reading books, playing on her activity mat, being sang to/talked to, standing up in your lap, her feet :), and watching Mickey Mouse.                                          
It seems like this month she has changed so much - doing so many new things and she's so curious about everything around her!  This was the first month that doing her monthly photo session was a little bit of a challenge!  She really wanted the "6 month" sign...
And, she has started making this cheesy facial expression, which is so funny!  It starts out like this, then she starts spitting, and laughs! HA!!
She has found her feet, and LOVES to play with them and put them in her mouth!!

She also loves to play in the floor with mommy...
...or, in her Exercauser.

Bath time is even more fun now that she can sit up.  She loves to kick and splash with her hands, and try to "catch" her bath toys.  
This month we have done some celebrating too!  Sadie became a BIG COUSIN!  John Barry Bailey was born on Sunday, January 19th.  Congrats Emily and James Paul!  Sadie is super excited to have another little buddy to play with!!
We also celebrated our sweet friend Lynn's 50th birthday!!  Lynn was one of our special friends that prayed so hard for Sadie to come during our years of waiting, and prayed for us and with us during Sadie's stay at Children's.  We love her so very much!!  
I wish that we could say we celebrated a National Championship win for Auburn...but...well, I think we all know how that ended.  This is how Sadie was pretty much the entire game.  
Our sweet girl also had to have her 4th surgery this month.  We went for a check up to see how well her surgery from November had held, and Dr. Russell felt she needed to have another esophageal dilatation.  Surgery went great, and Dr. Russell was very pleased with the results.  Hopeful that this will be the last for a while!!  Sadie was a Rock Star as usual, and bounced back so quickly!!  Sweet baby in her little hospital gown :)

It's been another busy, fun month that has passed at lightning speed!

Happy 6 months, Sadie Hope!!

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