Thursday, May 03, 2012

6 months

Della is 6 months! The time has flown by! She is such a sweet baby. She does everything a 6-month baby should do and she's the perfect fit for our family. She rolls over front to back and back to front, sits with help, sleeps pretty well (goes down easily and wakes every 4-6 hrs to nurse) and has even pulled a few 8 hr night time sleeps! I am starting to get into a routine with her naps during the day and prioritizing what I do while she's napping. Usually during her morning nap, about 2 hrs after she wakes for the day, we get started with school. She'll sleep for 1-2 hrs and then it'll be time for lunch. Then I try to put her back down for an afternoon nap when Wesley naps, around 1pm. Wes is in a big-boy-bed and Della's now in the crib. It's going great having them share a room! I was really skeptical and anxious about it. She doesn't seem bothered by him being noisy and vice versa. Although the first week of the switch Wes did climb into the crib with her and played with her crib music toy. That was a surprise! I remember Caley doing the exact same thing with Amelia! Needless to say the next few days I had to station myself outside their room until I was sure Wesley would obey and stay in his bed. Now the kinks are mostly worked out.

Della loves to laugh and play with her siblings and loves to snuggle with Mommy and Daddy. She's confident in the Bumbo and regularly joins us at the dinner table while sitting in the Bumbo. We tried rice cereal last week and she liked it okay, but I think I will wait until I feed her every evening. It just keep slipping my mind.

I can't believe it's already been 6 months. I have been replaying the labor and delivery and first days over in my mind, mostly because many new baby girls have been born in my circle of friends. Such sweeties. The way it all worked out and how Della came in her own time was just magical.

Here are some recent pictures of our little babe.


pbales said...

Absolutely adorable!!
Love you Della,
Papa & Grama

Lindsey said...

She's so precious!!

Kristin Nabors said...

You guys have the prettiest babies :)