Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A great way to end 2009!

Kaylee turned 6 months old a few days after Christmas. What a great time of year to have a 6 month old! She is so interactive and aware of things and was full of smiles for everyone.

Here is what she has been up to lately:
  • She weighs in at 15 lbs and is 26 inches long. She has tripled her birth weight and grown 9 inches in 6 months!
  • She knows her name and smiles when you say it.
  • She is sitting up unsupported for a few seconds at a time, we're working on more daily.
  • She stands while holding onto our fingers or an object for at least a minute. She has to be wearing the socks with the grippy stuff on the bottoms or else she does the splits. :)
  • She talks a lot at home, but appears to be shy around other people.
  • She is mastering the thumb sucking and loves to hold onto something while she sucks. Her new favorite thing to hold onto is a floppy bunny with big, long floppy ears from Michelle.

We started rice cereal on Christmas day. I am so glad we waited until 6 months to start solid foods. She was a pro at eating as soon as we put the first bite in her mouth!


I wipe my own face too!

I want to try it myself!

She must have decided that she is a big girl now...I handed her an empty sippy cup one day just to play with and she knew exactly what to do with it. So no more bottles!

She also held on tight and rocked herself on her rocking moose! I only intended to put her on it for a picture but she seemed to have a blast!

This is fun!!!

We were able to Skype with my dad, Michele, Mandy, Seth, Crum, and the "other" Haaks on Christmas!

Aunt Charlene and Uncle Tim came for Christmas this year. What a treat!

Happy New Year to you all!

1 comment:

emgray said...

She's adorable, Kate! Thanks for the newsy updates. I can tell you and John adore her. ENJOY every moment --- they grow so fast!!


During the last few weeks of pregnancy, Kate listened to Brad Paisley's new song "Then". She didn't just listen to it a few times, she obsessively played the song on repeat, learned every word, and sung it at the top of her lungs while driving. Then one day a few weeks after Kaylee was born, Kate was driving with Kaylee by themselves. Kaylee began to cry...then scream. It didn't matter how much Kate reassured her, pulled over to make sure something wasn't wrong, or attempted to hold the pacifier in place with one arm backwards while driving. It finally occurred to Kate that maybe Kaylee wants mommy to sing to her (although no one else would want this!). So Kate put track #4 on and began to sing. Kaylee immediately calmed down. Low and behold, it's not even mommy's singing that Kaylee likes! It's Brad's!