Colette: Six Months

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Six months kind of snuk up on me. I kept telling people Colette was five months old thinking she still had several weeks before she reached the half year mark. Then all of a sudden, there it was. 



 I never thought we would see the day, or at least this soon, but Colette is in the "normal" range for weight and height! She weighs 14 lbs 8.5 oz and is 26 inches long. That puts her at 18% for weight and 50% for length. She still looks so much smaller than the other babies her age, but she has rolls for days. She has rolls on the back her neck, at her wrists, and all up and down her legs. I wish pictures would capture her true chubbiness, but its truly something you have to see in person. And I love every single roll!



We have kind of started solid foods. I am making her food like I did for Cullen, with a plan to use some combination of purees and BLW. I thought she would eat up anything I put in her mouth, since she is constantly trying to grab anything we are eating, and we have to make sure any plates are well out of her reach. But so far she just spits out anything I give her. So for now we will just keep offering. (Its not like she's lacking in calories or nutrients, did I mention the rolls?!)



She seems to have skipped rolling from back to front and has gone straight to sitting up. She sits really well on her own, but still topples fairly easily. Thrilled with this new freedom, most of her playtime is spent sitting and playing with her and her brother's toys. I can't believe how quickly she has gone from just observing the world around her to being so active and playing with real toys. 


I say it all the time, but these two have the best little relationship, and the love between them grows every day. Cullen can make Colette smile and belly-laugh like no one else. And he is not ashamed to do anything for a smile; his most recent Ghost-Frog gets her every time! He is quick to tell me to pick her up if she is crying and loves to hold her. But he is not above big-brother shenanigans. Like trying to hold her upside down or prying her eyelids open to wake her up because he "wants to play with her!"



Happy Six Months Colette! I am so excited to see how you grow over the next month! 


End of Summer Recaps: Vacation

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I am being forced to accept that summer is over. Especially after the weather we have had in here SC recently and the cooler temperatures that have finally arrived. Over the summer, I took plenty of pictures, but haven't really gone through all of them. Now that we are stuck indoors, I've finally gotten a chance to look through some of the memories we made this summer and decided to share some of them here.


I would like to apologize in advanced for the number of pictures in this post. I have a problem with decision-making.

In July, we took our annual family vacation to the beach. I was a little nervous about taking a then three-month-old to the beach, but it worked out just fine and we all had an exhausting, wonderful week! We went to the aquarium on the way down, spent every morning and most afternoons on the beach, skipped naps, and stayed up late.




Colette spent her days napping on the beach in her very own tent or eating under our favorite Turkish Towel.







Cullen had so much fun digging holes, jumping waves, chasing girls down the beach, playing putt-putt, and fishing in the canal with his Papa.






















I wish we could go back right now, but I will settle for embracing fall and looking forward to returning next summer!



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