Today was Maggie's 6 month appointment, even though she isn't technically 6 months old until Monday. Here's an M update in words:
*Weighs 18 pounds, 12 ounces (she's only gained 2 1/2 pounds since her 4 month visit; we actually figured she was around 20 pounds now): 90th percentile
*Height 26 1/4 inch (almost 3 inches up from last visit): 75th percentile
*Her first solid food (other than rice cereal) was an avocado and she hated it...tried it twice. Too bad. I'm determined to bring it back in a few months (there is no better food, imo, than an avocado!). Solid foods are slow going, but she ate sweet potatoes this week and loved them, so my hope is renewed. Up next: bananas and sqaush. Still don't think she is a fan of rice cereal. Some babies aren't.
*Started sitting alone about 3 weeks ago; she's very strong
*Loves to stand
*Puts everything in her mouth but especially seems to love book edges
*Still only has 2 front teeth; no new ones to date
*Rolls over from back to front
*Laughs and smiles tons and constantly makes noises
*Loves to look up at the lights in the house or in the hallway
*Takes 2 naps and a catnap each day
*Still an amazing sleeper at night (10-11 hours)
*Likes to be covered up with her blanket when she sleeps
*Puts her pacificier back in her own mouth quite deftly
*Had her first childcare experience at church this past Sunday and did very well!
*May need to wear a helmet for flatness of the back of her head (do you like how I threw that in at the end? oh well, such is life. we are going to see a speicalist in two weeks).