Hope to post pictures tomorrow... but Em had her 6 month appointment today. She handled her shots like a champ. Was smiling and laughing at the doctor during the exam, then scowled at the nurse giving her the shots before crying. Poor baby.
Emily is still a peanut - measuring in a low percentile for weight, but since she's growing but still in the same percentile, the doctor isn't worried about her. She just petite. I keep telling her to enjoy it now... genetics say she will probably not stay so petite.
Anyway, some new likes, dislikes and talents-
Daddy (really likes Daddy... new babble is da-dee-aaaaadd-ee like a song, with a BIG grin)
Solid foods- tries to eat off Mommy's plate. Loves peas, rice cereal, and bananas (babbles nananana when eating bananas, when she wants more)
fingers and toes - still REALLY likes her fingers and toes
the dogs - she often laughs at them while they're playing
Sesame Street - especially Elmo. We saw the Elmo Live doll over Thanksgiving, and it was like Emily had seen the second coming. When Elmo moved and told Emily "Elmo loves you" and blew her kisses, her chin literally dropped and she was mesmerized. Very funny!
Stuffed Lobster (thanks Grandma!)
Fisher Price Keys that play "Wheels on the Bus" - we STILL love that song. Many thanks to the saint who gave us this toy at the baby shower.
Story books. If they're board books,that's a bonus because she can chew on them. "Is Your Mama a Llama?." is still a favorite!
Fisher Price stacking stars - her chin dropped the first time she saw this toy. Now she loves hearing the music, but hasn't figured out how to stack the stars yet.
We laugh at pretty much anything now, which is a lot of fun. Peek - a -boo gets big laughs. Who knew Mommy was a comedian?
Not much, as Emily is a REALLY easy going kid and very easily entertained. Doesn't like wearing her jacket (just like her sister!) and is still fighting her naps. I guess she's afraid she'll miss something.
New talents -
Eating solids - we have yet to find a food Emily doesn't like. The kid eats like a champ. She leans INTO the spoon and gets very excited over meal times that involve a spoon.
Waving - this is something she figured out today. Very cute. Funny when Mommy waves to her, and she gets excited when she waves her arm back.
Washing her tongue. This truly is as odd as it sounds. I tried washing her face last night, and each time she stuck out her tongue. I'd wash her tongue, she'd giggle, splash a little in the bath, and stick out her tongue again, waiting for the wash cloth. I have such an odd kid. Very cute, but very strange.
Log Rolling. Will just roll until she hits something that makes her stop. Not a big fan of using her legs. The pediatrician today said she's "hypotonic" - meaning her muscles are really relaxed and she's very flexible. Predicts that she may walk late.
Grabbing the dogs. Has realized if they get close enough, she can grab the very shiny, jingly things on the collar. This scared the crap out of Marty the first time. Now Emily just laughs when they lick her hands. She tries to lick them back, and thinks "the dog says 'oof'" is very funny.
I'll try and post recent pictures tomorrow. She's losing more of her baby hair, but has enough growing back in that she doesn't quite look bald.