Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Baby is 6 Months Old!

Do I start every blog about my daughter with, "Where has the time gone?!" Cause I'm absolutely amazed that these last 6 months have flown by the way they have. Every single parent I talk to about her gives me the exact same advice: treasure every moment because it's gone in the blink of an eye. No kidding! I think I'll take that advice! (Especially when I see friends posting about the terrible two's or the troubled teens, I know my days are coming, so I'm going to treasure the moments she WANTS mommy, and cuddles with mommy, and needs mommy for everything, because I know the day is going to come all too soon, where she won't want mommy anymore. *Tear*)

She's so beautiful. I know I'm biased, but seriously, how can you not look into these beautiful blue eyes, or see this adorable toothless smile, and not fall helplessly, hopelessly, in love? I love her so much my heart aches.

She started sitting up on her own. Now she prefers standing or sitting. Laying down, scooting, and rolling over is soooo yesterday.

"Who's that pretty lady?"
Her reflection intrigued her for quite some time.

This toy makes all kinds of noise and plays such -wonderful- music. She's enjoyed it since month one, but now that she can make it make noise, it's that much better!

I had been trying and trying to get her to smile for me, daddy walks into the room and says, "Hi Bean!" this is what happens. Yup, Daddy's girl.

She's always watching the puppies!
Did I mention that she's a daddy's girl?
Heart melting expressions right there... :)
 If she is laying down she's constantly in motion, or eating her feet, or obsessing over her hands.

In fact, it's hilariously difficult to change her diaper anymore!
I lay her clothes out on the changing table and she insists on eating them!

Even asleep she's a mover...
Where's Brielle?
There she is! (Yeah, I have no idea how this happened...)

We bundle her up and go outside quite frequently. We were exploring one afternoon and I was pointing things out to her that caught her eye, like the birds or a car driving by, but what amazed her most was the screens on the windows! She'd scratch and scratch at it, with a deep furrow. She was trying so hard to figure that stuff out! I kept scratching at it just like she was, repeating "Brielle, this is a screen!" and that amused her for a long time.

She loves to go on walks. She'll coo and look around, usually on the way back home - she's out.
All bundled up in a coat from Uncle Bohm!

I just love this outfit from Aunt Sam and Uncle Matt. My little Minnie Mouse.

We've tried avocado, banana's and apples. She's not a fan of any of them. She threw up all three times. Does this mean she's a picky eater, or does this mean she needs to acquire the taste? I guess only time will tell...    

 She does love her feet, however...

This little chunky monkey is fitting into 6-9 month clothing, but only fits into size 0 (or newborn) shoes! I predict that she's going to have tiny feet.

At her doctor's appointment she weighed in at nearly 17 pounds and grew to 24 inches. She's more round than long! (Like her mommy... sorry Bean...)

I can't imagine what the next 6 months are going to bring. Brielle has brought so much joy and happiness into our home. Having a child helps me understand the depth of love God must feel for His children, except my depth of love is a fraction of His. I can't imagine how much His heart aches for us! She has also brought a totally new perspective on life, love and pure joy! God's up there smiling, being the ever patient teacher, as I slowly learn what it means to love. I'm 100% positive that this growth, this understanding, has only hit the beginning stages.
"He who teaches man knowledge - the Lord - knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath" (side note says they are futile) - Psalm 94:11
So I know that through Brielle God will continue to teach me the meaning of love, despite her not wanting mommy anymore, despite the terrible disobedient two's, despite the troubled rebellious teen years, I will love her with a steadfast, enduring love, just as God loves me even when I'm disobedient and rebellious.
"O my strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love." - Psalm 60:17
My prayer is this: Lord, help me to be like you: patient, loving, and steadfast. Help me to teach my daughter about Your love so that she grows up knowing and loving You too.

1 comment:

  1. I'm laughing because you said she's chunky in 6-9 month clothing! Brynlee is just over 24" and 6-9 clothes are almost too small! haha

    Are you mixing cereal and breast milk with the foods? If not, that's probably why she's gagging because it's too strong and chunky. Start with mostly cereal/breastmilk and a little of the food, and gradually include less cereal. The taste of a new food is really strong at first since they've never had the food.