Baby Pencil is now entering my favorite baby phase: 6-9 months. 9 months is my absolute favorite! Staring at her newborn baby pictures makes me really sad, but I am so over that postpartum and recovery stage. I’m now enjoying her little chuckles and blowing raspberries! We just had her 6 month exam and here are her stats:
Weight: 17 lbz 11 oz (70% percentile)
Height: 26 and 3/4″ (90% percentile)
Head: 43 and 1/2″ (70% percentile)
Since Toddler Pencil was a much bigger baby (90% percentile all around for about a year), I was kind of saddened by how much she’s slowing down. Aren’t moms so strange? We worry when our babies are “too big” or “too skinny” even though it really doesn’t make a difference! Her insane cheeks still make me feel like she’s a healthy baby overall.
Besides the usual adorable rolling around and being entertained by dust particles, it’s been harder to keep this one entertained. What does she like the most? Me! That’s me in her face, talking, laughing, reading, singing and playing with her non-stop. So that lasts about maybe 7 minutes before I start getting emotionally tired.
For Toddler Pencil, I was a WAHM so I was able to take him to nice (expensive) music and art classes during the day. We had trips to the mall, the zoo, the aquarium and other places that he has no recollection of. (Wonderful.) But since I’m now a SAHM and taking care of a toddler on top of everything, I barely have enough energy to grocery shop. I’m lucky if I remember to checkout my groceries in the time frame of my 2 hour free delivery window! Thank goodness for Amazon Prime Now.