Monday, January 19, 2009

Avery at 6 Months

Avery is already 6 1/2 months, but we were just getting back from Utah when she turned 6 months, so that's why this is a little late.  I can't believe she's already so old!  Those 6 months honestly flew.  Here's some of what Avery is like and can do at 6 months old.
She's a teeny little thing at only 13 pounds which is 10th percentile for weight.  But she's 55th percentile for height and 70th for head circumference, so she's measuring right on those two.  She's just petite!  (She definitely hasn't chunked up like Sophie had by this point!)
Avery is now eating fruits in addition to rice cereal and loves bananas and prunes the best so far.  She is not an easy one to feed because she loves to arch her back in between each bite and often makes a big mess doing it.  She just doesn't want to miss out on anything going on around her!
Avery is such a sweet and happy girl.  She always has the biggest smile for anyone who looks at her and she has brought so much joy to all of us!  She has been rolling for over a month now but she only rolls to the left.  She manages to figure out how to get to just about anything she wants to by rolling, pivoting, and dragging herself.  It's fun to put her down on one side of the room and watch her end up at the other end within a matter of minutes, and having played with everything in between.
She can't quite sit up all by herself yet, but she's SO close!  She'll sit for about 5 seconds but as soon as she gets excited or tries to reach for something, down she goes.  I figure that without much of a behind it would definitely be hard to sit for very long because there isn't a base to support you, so it makes sense.
Sophie and Avery are still trying to figure each other out a little bit.  They have quite the love/hate relationship.  Avery would love Sophie to pieces if she'd just leave her alone.  She laughs and laughs at whatever Sophie's doing, but Sophie has struggled with sharing our attention with Avery and takes it out on her periodically.
Case in point.  Joseph and I both thought the other had Avery this morning when things got really quiet in Sophie's room, and this is why.  She had been painting Avery with some of my waterproof mascara!  Poor Avery Jane.  She didn't cry at all, just wondered what on earth was happening to her.

Our poor little raccoon :(

We do love you, Peanut!

14 comments:

Emily and Kyle said...

She has the most beautiful eyes!! (before the mascara of course:) My boys were 13 lbs at 2 months!:)

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness--that picture of her with the mascara is priceless! She is a little darling. :-)

Alan and Jeni said...

What a cute girl! She must be very patient as well, to allow her sister to paint all over her face! We miss you guys! - Alan

Annie said...

those pictures are awesome!
and is she really 6 months already? ugh, time just marches on doesn't it?

The Hyer Family said...

We love Avery too! And I know Charlie will too in about 25 years or so! I see Sophie in her a little bit, especially in that close up with the big white bow...and yes, we know the mascara deal...that was Kate not too long ago...

Jeff said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe she didn't get it in her eyes...you know how that burns. If sisters put makeup on each other, what do little brothers do?? Eekk!

Tonya said...

That last picture is a goldmine! Sweet little sisters! Your Avery favors your hubby so much...very cute post!

suzy said...

Oh my! I can't believe that last picture! Priceless!!! Your babies are beautiful!

Harrison's said...

I love the pic where they're looking at each other. So cute!
The last picture is too great. I'd say Sophie did pretty good keeping it around her eyes!

Pacers said...

That is the funniest thing I have seen in ages! Poor girl!

Harrison's said...

Becky I don't know why we haven't discussed hooking up the kids before!!! That will be so perfect. I figure he'll be home from his mission in approx 2027. Will that work for one of the girl's schedules? He has been indoctrinated (sp?) with some Wyoming football pride...but I'm doing the best I can.

Brian&Pam said...

LOL....oh, that is TOO FUNNY! I was scrolling down looking at all these adorable pictures and was NOT expecting that to come up next! haha what a sport...I can't believe she didn't even cry!

Holly or James said...

OH MY GOSH!! Poor Avery!! (: Your little girl is SO cute!

Erin said...

Those last two pictures made me laugh so hard!!! I thought I had it bad a few days ago when Bryson found my mascara, but that was nothing compared to this. Classic!