Today is Delaney's half birthday! It doesn't even seem possible that it's already here! Time just keeps flying by! Delaney has been so fun lately! She smiles ALL the time and is starting to laugh on a regular basis, which is so fun for us! We will do just about anything to get her going. Of course, the little stinker stops as soon as we get the video camera out! She is also sooo close to mastering sitting up. She is a pro at propping herself up on her knuckles, which is pretty cute! Her favorite thing to do these days is stand up (of course while holding our hands). She would rather stand all day than try to sit. She loves to stand and look around. She locks her knees and just grins! She looks like such a big girl! At this rate, she'll take after me and walk at 10 months! Yikes!She is growing like a weed. We go to the doctor on Wednesday for the official measurements, but for fun I put her on the scale today and she weighed in at 18.4 pounds. Yikes! She has officially passed Parker and tied with Reed. She's a little chunky monkey. I'm kind of worried about what's going to happen when she starts eating big girl food. This is still a struggle for us right now. We've been slowly trying different things for a month now, and I don't think we're any better at it then we were a month ago. She is not a fan! She's a milkaholic! She is on the verge of outgrowing all her 6 months clothes. I think we'll be moving on to the 9 month wardrobe very soon, in fact I plan to get it all washed and ready this week. She has graduated to size 3 diapers in the last couple weeks. A few short months ago a Size 3 diaper would have completely clothed her. It makes me a little sad to see her outgrowing all these things!
She is still a rockstar sleeper. We are working on an earlier bedtime, but that's not going all that great. She does so well right now, I'm very hesitant to rock the boat. She sleeps from about 11pm to 7am every day. She cat naps in the morning, takes a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon, and then naps on and off in the evenings. I really don't think she's short on sleep! We are so blessed to have such a good sleeper! We really couldn't ask for anything more!
She's really starting to enjoy her baths--not that she didn't before, but now she like to splash and kick. It's pretty cute! The diva in her takes over when she gets splashed in the face, and she freaks out! That's also pretty cute, even though she's mad! She is still working on those darn teeth. She has about 3 that are soooo close to popping through. They seem to be dealing her fits tonight. Poor baby, I just wish she'd get some relief soon!
She has also started taking more of an interest in her puppy! She likes to grab at Izzy's ears. So far, Izzy has been so good with Delaney. She pretty much just sits there while Delaney does what she wants. Izzy likes to share Delaney's blankets and toys, so we're working on that. All in all, they get along very well! I'm sure they'll be best friends soon!
Happy 1/2 Birthday, Peanut! We love you so much! Slow down a little bit with these next 6 months...ok?