Jordyn turned 6 months old yesterday, and I can’t believe my baby girl is already half a year old. How has time gone by so fast? It is such a bittersweet feeling. Every Mommy loves watching their baby grow up and experience the journey of learning to use their body. We literally get to watch them develop into self-functioning, smart, little people. However, it’s hard not to get sad realizing the bigger they get, the more they won’t need you to do everything for them. I remember when she couldn’t lift her head up, without us having to support her head from flopping everywhere. And now, she can control her head like a pro, plus so much more.
Jordyn can almost roll from her back to her tummy. She is EXTREMELY close. Once she figures out how to kick that foot over she’ll get it. She’s also talking a lot more these days. She’s still not saying any specific words, but you can’t tell her that, because the way girlfriend talks and yells you would think she has a very extensive vocabulary. Speaking of yelling, she’s quite vocal about what she does and doesn’t like. More so what she DOESN’T like -_-. She’s feisty, but at least I can already tell she won’t take any mess from anyone lol. It also seems as if Daddy and Big Brother, Ares, are the funniest person and dog in the world to her. She has such a contagious and loving giggle and laugh. They say nothing is as beautiful as a baby’s laughter, and whoever said this definitely knows what they are talking about.
Yesterday, we had to go to the pediatrician for her 6 month check-up. She was also supposed to get the 3rd round of her shots, but it hasn’t been exactly 8 weeks since her last round so we have to wait until Monday to do those. I’m not looking forward to these shots at all. She is now 15 lbs 9 oz. and 26 inches long. Dr. Weatherwax is impressed with how well she is doing, which is what every parent loves to hear. We also tried our first real food (that isn’t brown rice cereal and formula). Our first real food of choice was peas, and someone was definitely NOT a fan. I made the peas from scratch in my wonderful Baby Bullet (thanks Josh and Charelle!) and made enough to last us a week. We will stick with one veggie for close to a week, before switching to another one, for allergy and tummy agreement purposes. I will post a few of her favorite recipes in the next few weeks.
In the mean time, enjoy these pictures of the skeptical and unimpressed, Jordyn, trying her peas for the first time :-).