October 11, 2011

6 Month Stats and Picture Update!

Well, I did it! I pretended to be a photographer and it didn't go half bad. I know most of you that I'm friends with can see some of the pics from Facebook and I think you may agree! I MADE Mr. Later Than Most help me with the photo shoot. We were at his family's property down in rural Illinois. And yes, I said rural. Combines and everything. We drove an ATV around looked for colored leaves and set them up. I bought a black cloth at Hobby Lobby to use as a prop for Brooklyn to sit on. I used my $4 Walmart pumpkin and what do you know? The pictures didn't come out half bad! Ok wait, there was one casualty. I ironed on my rhinestone 6 and one of the damn stones feel off. I was so pissed!!!! You can totally tell too when you look at the picture! See for yourself!

So how annoying is that? Gah! That iron-on cost me $3 and the onesie $4. It's not too bad I guess. And even if it is, at least I semi got the pic I was looking for. Oh and don't judge my photography skills on that one pic. The others came out rather well!

So, today Brooklyn had her 6 month doctor appointment! Her stats:

15.5 pounds. As the doctor calls her. . . . a peanut. 34%ile for weight. But, 27 1/4 inches long and that's the 89%ile for height. If you've seen her pic, she has a round head! LOL 89%ile for head too. The doctor said she has a "nice round head." Good think that pumpkin I had bought was a taller one that was thin. I wouldn't want my kid's head next to a pumpkin to avoid any confusion!

Brooklyn didn't enjoy her shots today. Well, she never enjoys them but today she wasn't having a lot of the appointment. First, it was at 4pm. That's mini nap time. Her solid feeding is at 5pm and as you know, bed around 6pm. So today was a real schedule cluster. She did fine though. She smiled for any person that gave her 30 seconds of attention. She tore the paper on the exam table to smithereens. She talked to the doctor and took off her stethoscope. We enjoyed laughing at her, that's for sure!

The good news is that the doctors, once again, think she's doing great. This I cannot hear enough of. Those are reassuring words and let me know that I'm on the right track as a mom. I've said it before and I'll say it again. . . if she would have given me a sticker, this would be one happy teacher!

October 6, 2011

6 Big Fat Months

In two days my Brooklyn will be 6 months old. I can't believe it. Really, where does the time go? If I set her upright, she can sit up. When I make a snorting noise with a smooshy face, she copies me. Today she tried to scoot to get one of her blocks. OMG, I need to baby proof this place! You know me, I already bought all of the gadgets.

So, I had planned on taking professional six month pictures and then my shopping got out of hand. How does this relate you ask? Well, I bought so many damn outfit changes that no photographer will want to deal with it. Seriously people, having a girl is a ton of fun! I know I sound looney, but S and I planned all three girls six month pictures months ago. Brooklyn's outfits have been hanging up and just waiting for this coming weekend. So, let's cut to the chase and spill the deets:

Outfit One: Jeggings with a pink tutu. Not too frilly, but just right. I also bought this cute onesie to go with it at Baby Gap. It has long sleeves and two ballerina shoes on it. I'm going to have her bare foot with a giant headband, of course.

Outfit Two: Her sixth month is in October so a Halloween photo is a must. She has a cute long-sleeved onesie that says "I love my Mummy." It has a double-onesie look. I bought some crazy Halloween legwarmers to match. Yes, I have a Halloween hairbow too. My kid has no hair at all. . .  bows are required! I also bought a pumpkin for this one. So, I imagine her sitting next to the pumpkin with her hands on it. We'll see what happens though. A lot of her sitting up turns into face-planting!

Outfit Three: I bought a dark pink onesie and I bought a rhinestone, iron-on six. I will iron the glitter 6 on. I have zebra legwarmers and a zebra headband to match. I'm kinda thinking I may iron the 6 on the butt and take the picture of her on her stomach.

And Outfit Four: PJs!!!! I have some cute owl pjs. I want her in her pjs with her favorite Aden and Anais security blanket. Maybe I can get her to take her paci too! We'll see.

SEE HOW CRAZY I AM!!!! Hahahahah, guess what? I don't even care. Yes, none of it's necessary, but I just get too much joy from all of this shopping! I can't wait to tell you how the pictures go!