Monday, February 2, 2009

Half a year

Sara Beth turned 6 months old on Saturday.  Today, she went to the doctor for her checkup.  She now weighs in at nineteen pounds and thirteen ounces and measured up at 28.75 inches tall.  According to the growth charts I can find on the internet, the average 12 month old is 28.75 inches tall.  By extrapolation, that means by the time she enters kindergarten, she will be the size of a 5th grader.  

She has really become experienced at rolling around.  If you place her on the floor, she will roll over to whatever she wants to play with.  She pulls toys and baskets off the bottom shelf.   When she wakes up from a nap, she will roll all around in her crib.  The transition to crawling will happen any day now.  Heather and I have said that we will need to baby proof the house within the next couple weeks; if we wait much longer past that, Sara Beth might be capable of helping us.

Heather found mummums for Sara Beth to eat and she loves them.  You can place the whole 2x4 inch cracker in her hands and she will chew it down to nothing and then look for more.  During her time in the nursery on Sunday, she somehow conned the nursery workers into giving her two mummums.  We don't really care, and, in fact, are rather proud of her persuasion skills.  

This past weekend, the temperature finally rose above the point where Heather and I felt comfortable taking Sara Beth out to the park.  Those of you in Dallas know this, but the trend for the past couple of weeks has for the weather to be beautiful during the week, and then get all cold and rainy right around the time I get home from work on Friday.  Well, this past week was different.  It was cold and icy in the middle of the week, and by the time the weekend rolled around, it was shorts weather or, at least, weather where people acclimated to a Colorado climate wear shorts.  Sara Beth loves the swing, but not the slide.  The swing moved slowly enough that she was able to take in all that was happening.  I think the slide still scares her a little.  I blame the camera for the problems with the focus in the below pictures.  We're going to get a new camera real soon now.


cmchrisk said...

I love the last picture in the swing. She looks so happy! The rolling stage is fun too...

This Sarah said...

awe!! her's so cute!