Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Alyssa is 6 months old!

 Wow, I can't believe it has been a half of a year already!  She is the sweetest and best baby I have ever had. (don't worry, I still love the other kids). She will sit and play by herself, she will go to sleep when I lay her down and she has been sleeping through the night for almost four months now.
I have noticed that she has started scooting (mostly backwards) to reach for toys and whatever else is on the floor. I will leave her in the middle of the room and come back only to find her somewhere pretty far away from where I left her. I'm sad that she is moving already, but there is nothing I can do about it. I guess I will try to enjoy her new found movement.
She had her 6 month check up with the pediatrician today and I am glad to report and happy AND healthy child. She is in the 50th percentile for her weight at 15.2 lbs and in the 90th percentile for her height. She is tall and skinny so far. ;) our pediatrician calls her the "Gerber baby" because she says she is so cute she should be on posters and baby product labels. I have to agree with her, but I am a little bias...
Alyssa absolutely adores her brothers and sister. She squeals with delight when they blow raspberries on her tummy or when they talk and play with her. She is VERY loved.