Monday, October 27, 2008

Jules at 6 Months Old

Baby Jules is officially one half of a year old! That means that as long as it has been since I gave birth to her, is as long as it is until we celebrate her first birthday! How can this be??? Jules is growing up in age but also in things that she can and wants to do! From five months to six months, Jules had taken some major strides into being a big girl...and leaving her little baby status behind!

I always thought that she would lay there and be content just laying around because that is what suits her personality. Well, I was wrong. And now I realize that she is doing everything she can to keep up with Jillian. Why lay around when you can move and play like your really fun Big Sis???? When she was about 5 months 1 week old, she first started sitting without any help. Now she refuses to lay down under any of those lay down toys we have already wrapped them up for the attic! And then, about 2 days after that, she popped up on all fours and started rocking back and fourth. The girl was trying to crawl...and not even 6 months yet! So, I know that before I post her 7 months old post, she will be crawling around and then I will have TWO mobile children! Lord...give me peace!!!!! I am just hoping that she chooses to follow Jillian around and I won't be constantly playing unwarranted hide-and-go seek games around my house. Also about 2 weeks ago, she started pulling up on everything...from me, to her crib bumpers, to Tyson...just about anything that will sit still long enough. So...all that to say...the girl is doing it early and I am proud of her...I just hope that I don't loose one of them any time soon!!!

I was also having a lot of trouble getting Jules to sleep through the night. She was waking up every morning at like 4...and that just isn't cool when you are 6 months old. But then I started thinking...she is doing things that a 6-7 month old baby would do...and so maybe she is hungry and needs to eat like a 6-7 month old. So, we started with food about a couple weeks ago, and it has made a huge difference. She is sleeping through the night from about 7:30 pm -7:00 am...and this is FABULOUS! (Knock on wood) I have said before how much Jules wants food...and now that she is getting it...she is so happy about it! She is very impatient between bites (like every baby is, I am sure)...and has now taken to growling at me to hurry it up! That is right...growling...just like Jillian!!!! I looked over at Seth last night and was in the world are both my "sweet" little girls growling at me???? I sure didn't think Jules would be a growler...but I guess that girl wants her food!

Jules' final big accomplishment of the month is that her very first tooth has popped out. It is on the bottom right and just the tip is showing for now...but I can feel it and I am sure it will be able to be photographed very soon! The girl has been a major drooler for a couple months now...but so was Jillian, and she didn't get her first tooth until 8 months old. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find that her little tooth has decided to make its appearance now!

So enough is what Jules has been up to this month in pictures...

Baby Jules at 6 months old

Baby Jillian at 6 months old (for comparison) You can really see that Jillian was a teeny little thing compared to her little sis!

First time hanging out in the high chair...such a big girl now!

First time taking a bath with big sis in the bath chair

This girl is LOVING baths with big sis! She LOVES this chair and I would totally recommend it to anyone who has a baby and toddler. This makes bath time SOOOOOO much easier!

Jules' first time to "walk" in the Susan G. Komen race for the cure (a whole post on this later). Actually, she was in the womb last year when I walked it, so does that count???

First taste at Baby Food. As I have predicted...she loves all the food...even peas. She has yet to dislike anything I have given her! A girl after my own heart!

LOVE this face

First time to munch on some celery

First time to suck on a pickle...loved it! She gets this from her mommy and daddy!

Her first TINY bite of ice cream...don't judge me all you by-the-rules mommies! :) This kid knows it when her big sis and cousins are getting ice cream and she isn't! She was begging for a bite!

First time doing her best Britney Spears impersonation. Another product of Big Sis/Cousin harassment!

And of course...she has been doing A LOT of sitting around and looking cute!

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Marty Rhea Hill said...

She has the prettiest eyes I have ever seen. I pray that my kids have blue eyes like that someday. Precious pics!!

Mittig family said...

She looks so much older all of a sudden! Maybe it's her sitting up and eating or something. Such a pretty little girl!

Rachel said...

That last picture is just too cute for words - I cannot believe she is growing so fast!! I can't wait to see my 2 (well really three =)) favorite blondes from Dallas this Thanksgiving!!!

Lane said...

Look how big she is getting!! She is so adorable! :) Love the last picture...too sweet!

Dallas said...

What a sweet baby girl...only 6 more months...sigh, it goes too fast!

Kathy said...

You don't know me, but I love looking at your blog. I have a 20 month old baby girl so I can relate so much to your stories. You are hilarious and you have an absolutely beautiful family!

Tara Caire said...

so adorable! lovin the cowboys picture: ) Im so glad we met!!!