Saturday, February 7, 2009

6 months old

First, isn't this an adorable cow outfit? She has so many cute outfits that I may just have to play dress up one of these days and do a post just to remember all these cute clothes. :)

Gabrielle will be six months old this coming week. It will be a busy week so I wanted to post about this milestone now. I can't believe it has been half a year since we brought this sweet baby home from the hospital. She is growing so quickly and fills our home with so much laughter.

I love the sweet relationship developing between her and the other girls. Michelle loves to make her laugh and tries all kinds of silly thngs to achieve that goal. Ella begs to hold her all the time. They adore their baby sister and she adores them.

She is rolling over fairly well now, especially from her back to her tummy. She grabs things with her hands and holds onto them. She can put her pacifier in her mouth and pull it out. She can hold her bottle. She can just about sit up on her own. She still topples forward sometimes but she is really close to being able to sit on her own. She is loving solid foods. She has pretty much loved everything we've given her so far, except squash. She generally wakes up twice at night to eat (for quite awhile it was only once, but for the past month it has been twice, sometimes 3 times a night, which is okay by gives me a chance to cuddle her a little more.) She still does not have any teeth. She babbles a lot. I know it isn't a real word yet, but she often says, "Dada, dada, dada." She adores the dog and he is so gentle with her. When she is on her tummy, she pushes up with straight arms. She also sort of scoots around to grab onto things and she is starting to be interested in toys. She loves her swing. She tolerates her bouncy seat. She sometimes likes the exersaucer. She loves to be held, but she is content to be just about anywhere, particularly if others are in the room and she isn't left out of the action. She has such big, brown eyes and watches things so intently. Most people, right now, think she looks more like Alfredo. She is one of the most content babies I've seen and is such a joy to us.