Tuesday, January 20, 2009

6 Months!

I can hardly believe it has been 6 months since we brought our little Darby doo home from the hospital!

Today I took Darby for her 6 month check up and shots. She is now in the 90th percentile for weight - 17.9lbs and the 75th percentile for height - 27". She is in the 75th percentile for head circumference too, but I didn't pay attention to the number. It's big, and full of brains and that's satisfying enough for me!

The doctor was impressed with her progress and growth and thinks in a month or so Darby will be crawling. I hope she is wrong! I am not ready for a mobile baby yet! Mobile in the walker is one thing, but crawling means I will have to do some serious baby-proofing. I hope I have a little more time then the doctor predicts.

We are moving onto other solid foods now - meats. Meat baby food sounds less then appetizing to me, but we will see how Darby likes it. We can also start giving her up to 6oz of juice a day. She even suggested making some very soft rice and pureeing some meat to mix in if I wanted to try to make my own. We will see how adventurous I feel!

Darby got 4 shots today. Poor thing. I opted in for the flu shot on the doctors recommendation. Darby is always so happy, playing and interacting with the doctor, then here come the shots and she is unglued. I hate it! She recovered quicker this time then last time, so that was a relief.

I plan on taking some "I am 6 Months Old" pictures soon.

Tomorrow we are going in to Redondo Beach to visit with my parents - my Dad is home from the hospital after having a hip replacement on Friday. I figure Darby will be excellent medicine for his healing process!


1 comment:

Monty said...

What an amazing 6 months it's been! Happy half birthday Darby!