Mar 21, 2013

6 months old!!!!!!!

This post deserved multiple exclaimations!

The other day I had to purge my cell phone of pictures (again) because it was taking up too much space. On my 3GS, I had 800 something photo/video files and although it wouldn't let me add music or download any new apps, it still allowed me to keep taking pictures. In February I upgraded to the 4 (it was $0.99 with another 2yr contract) and I only had 300 photo/video files and it kept telling me I didn't have space to keep taking more.
Each time I back my phone up, I'm taken aback by how many photos of Persephone we have taken since she was born. But then I'm thankful because I want to to be able to remember as many moments as I possibly can. I wonder sometimes if people get sick of my many postings on Facebook/Instagram, but then I figure they'll just block me/unfriend me if they don't like it.
At 3:52am Miss Persephone turned 6 months old! HALF A YEAR. I can't believe 6 months ago I was pushing a baby out...then seeing her for the first time, hearing her cry for the first time, smelling her for the first time.
I say it every month, but where has the time gone? I can't help but play Jim Croce's Time in A Bottle in my head.
If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
Till Eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go
Through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go
Through time with
So let's recap
As a working mom, you have no idea how little time you actually spend with your child after work until you have one. I swear at most we get 4hrs a day with her from the time she wakes up until the time she goes to bed. I end up letting my house go to spend time with this sweet baby girl. 
Persephone has been rolling from her back to her belly from both sides. She can also roll from her belly to her back. She can't fully sit on her own unsupported, but I've been working to help her every chance I get. I still have the high mattress on her pack 'n play, so after I change her diaper and/or clothes...I always sit her up and curl her fingers around the edge so she can grip it and hold herself up. 
She has this chair which she loves.  Only hers is pink with a teal/purple seat.
You can put the table on or take it off and it grows with her. The table spins so she can have access to all of the toys.  She especially likes to try and eat the butterfly and bee.
She's still eating about 5 times a day - 6oz each feed.
Two weeks ago we bought her this Fisher Price hair chair
so she can start sitting at the table with us and get the hang of dinner time being family time. It's PERFECT for us.  She sits high enough to see the table and us eating from our own plates.  We decided to do baby-lead weaning, which so far I love. She's not actually eating the foods yet, but she's certainly shown an interest in the foods she's offered without a hitch.  In just the short time we've implented this I can already tell her "grabbing" skills have improved.  
She's still sleeping through the night, only making some noises at times.  This morning in fact, at about 2am I heard her giggling and cooing.  For sure there has to be a ghost in her room, right?!  I've been naughty and I almost always go grab her from her crib and bring her to our bed at some point before Hardy wakes up for work.  I can't help it, I love snuggling with her....and because we have so little time with her after work, I want that bond with her.  I know I know, I've heard it all...I'm setting myself up bla bla bla.  Oh well - I'll either stop doing it or I'll keep doing it and in 2yrs I'll be bitching about not having our bed to ourselves anymore.  But its my life :)
I'm so happy she loves baths.  It's so much fun to watch her kick her legs and splash and squeal.
Her 6 month appointment isn't until next week so I don't have her growth details yet.  I'm NOT looking forward to all those shots.  Hopefully she won't associate Mommy with shots haha.
I would like to say that Hardy has been a phenomenal Dad.  Although it took him about 2 weeks before he would change a shit diaper - he has never disappointed.  He feeds her, changes her diapers, changes her clothes, soothes her, gets her to always makes me melt when I see him interact with her.  Funny seeing myself type that, when just over a year ago I was complaining about him being vocal about NOT wanting kids.

This smile never gets old...


I put these on her real quick for a photo op at Target a few weeks ago

First time swinging...well modified anyway :)


1 comment:

  1. Love it, so sweet. Keep posting pictures, I won't unfriend you. :)