6 months!

Oh My, Mia is halfway to a year! It's so bittersweet!  I'm so thankful that she is growing and learning and we've all survived 6 months (ha), but im so sad she's not a little newborn anymore!

-16lbs 11oz (75%)
-26 3/4in (90%)

- she is sitting up pretty well and she wants to sit up constantly (in the bathtub, in your lap, on the floor).  If you try to lay her down she puts her elbows down and keeps her head up to avoid laying down.  She's going to have some awesome abs ;-)
-she screams for fun constantly!!
-she grabs anything near her and the girl has a grip!  You better watch your food and drinks because she'll have them in her hands in no time.  She destroyed the paper on the exam table at her appointment.
-she is sleeping in her crib in her room!!!!!! Yay!!  And is sleeping so much better!!!! She sleeps 10-12 hours at night.  Not always consistently, but so much better!
-she is getting a little better with her separation anxiety.  She doesn't completely lose it when I drop her off now.
-she started Mother's Day out and did ok the first day.  Hopefully this helps with the separation anxiety. 
-she says dada and hey
-wears size 3 diapers
-wears 6-9 month and 9 month clothes
- nurses every 2 1/2 hours
-eats solids twice a day
- she went on her first plane ride and did great!!
- she is obsessed with her paci-  if it is near her, it is going in her mouth!  She will put it back in her mouth at night if she can find it.  I'm pretty sure her crib eats pacis - they seem to disappear at night.
- she responds to her name 
-she can sit in a restaurant high chair
-she met her first famous person-uncle Si from duck dynasty.  He came over to talk to her and of course she lost it. 
- she loves other kids.  When Molly is here, Mia thinks she's such a big girl getting to play with her.  

I seriously love this girl more every day!  

Mother's Day out teachers

Uncle Si
First flight

Mia & Paige love each other 
Riding a ride at Excalibur!

5 Months

Mia is 5 months old!!!

-wears size 3 diapers
-wears 6 month and 6-9 month clothing
-she loves food!!  We went ahead and started her on the real foods because the rice cereal was not agreeing with her.  She would throw up a lot after eating it so the doctor told us to just go ahead and start the real foods. 
-she can sit up for a little bit before falling over.
-she squeals in her highest pitched voice when she gets excited
- she loves mirrors! The baby who is always on the other side must be pretty cute and fun;-)
-she went on her first vacation (to the beach) and did great!  She did much better than I expected traveling because it was a very long drive!  She slept the whole night every night at the beach! She didn't mind the sand but hated the water.  I think the sound of the waves crashing scared her-that and the fact that the ocean is huge!
-we went to a dolphin show while we were down there and she loved it!  She kept smiling and squealing. 
-she is a TERRIBLE sleeper right now (the beach fooled us).  She wakes up 6-8 times every night.  We are exhausted!
-She is very good at grabbing toys and hair and earrings :-/
-She can put her pacifier in her mouth and take it out
- she's still on Zantac 
-she loves her walker and bouncer!
-nurses every 2 1/2 hours-we're finally going longer!!!!
-she still sleeps in the pack and play in our room (mainly because I don't want to walk across the house 100 times a night to put the paci back in :-)