Sunday, December 18, 2011

6 Months Old

I can't believe it has already been 6 months.  One one hand it's hard to imagine life without Hannah, and on the other hand it feels like just yesterday we were heading to the hospital wondering who our baby would be!  It has been a wonderful 6 months and she continues to bring such joy to our home!  At 6 months, Hannah weighs 18 lbs 3 oz and is 27 3/8 inches long.  She is in the 95% percentile for height and 90% for weight.  She is wearing 6-9 month clothes, but can now also wear 9-12 month things as well.  She can sit up on her own, but still falls over if she reaches a certain way.  She rolls over and has finally figured out that rolling can get her wear she wants to go!  She has also started trying to scoot on her tummy to get places....sometimes she is successful, sometimes she goes backwards, and sometimes she gives up and just rolls there!  She continues to be a great sleeper!!  We are so thankful for our awesome sleeper.  Hannah sleeps about 12 hours (sometimes 12.5) at night and takes 2-3 naps during the day.  Her naps tend to be anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.  We've continued to add more foods to her diet.  And although she generally makes funny faces, the only thing she really doesn't like so far is black eyed peas and green beans.  I am really enjoying making her babyfood.  It is so easy and really inexpensive!!  She has also begun eating cheerios to help Matt and I get through meals.  She knew to eat them right away and has done great feeding herself.  Most of them end up in the highchair or on the floor, but it definitely keeps her occupied for a while!  She smiles and laughs a lot.  Matt usually gets her ready for bed (diaper/pajamas) and it is my favorite thing to stand outside the door and listen to her belly laugh at her daddy.  She talks all the time...sometimes it's more like screams, but they are definitely delightful!  She has also just started sticking her tongue out and blowing raspberries.  She does this mostly when she is mad, or doesn't want anymore baby food, but sometimes it is a happy thing.  It's pretty cute, but gets messy with the babyfood!  When we were at the doctor, she (the doctor) was looking inside Hannah's mouth and discovered a tooth!  I know it wasn't there the day before so it must have popped up in the middle of the night!  She doesn't show it off very much, but it is there and it is sharp!!!  No more gumming mommy's finger!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Hannah was baptized today!  She wore the same dress that my sister, Catherine, and I wore when we were babies, and Catherine's little girl Molly Ryan wore!  What fun to be able to pass down the same baptismal gown.  Matt's parents were able to come in town for the baptism, and we were so glad they were there!  Although we have a church family and people we have come to cherish here in Indianapolis, having actual family there to celebrate special events is so wonderful!  We are so thankful that they drove to spend the weekend with us and to celebrate!  Grandma Margie gave Hannah a beautiful cross necklace that she wore for the day.  Luckily, Hannah never "discovered" it!!  She was such a good girl up in front of the church.  She smiled and cooed and kicked her legs in joy.  There were no cries at all, even with the water!  It was a very special day, and we pray that Hannah grows to know Jesus and that He gives us wisdom in raising her up in a home that knows Him and loves Him.