…And Just Like That, We Have a 6 Month Old!
so. i’ve been at this whole ‘mother’ thing for 6 months (well actually 6 months and 15 days and 9 hours but who’s counting). to everyone who told me “it gets better” and i rolled my eyes at you – i’m sorry. you were right. it really does keep getting better (but damn those first 2 months were pretty rough for me).
part of me finds it hard to believe atlas is now 6 months old. the other part of me feels like we’ve been at this for a while. here’s the photographic evidence though, she’s growing up!
she now weighs a little over 17lbs (67th percentile to others her age) and is almost 28 inches long (96th percentile). #longandlean. for my friends in other parts of the world – that’s about 7.7kgs and 71 centimeters.
current likes: take offs and landings on airplanes, putting all things in her mouth, pulling hair hard, being tickled, drinking from a cup, laughing and rolling across all surfaces!
current dislikes: being held for too long, not letting her have her own cell phone, the nose frida, shimming from the bottom of her crib to the top of the crib and getting her head stuck in the corner, and the sound of hand dryers.
she has eaten sweet potatoes, avocado, spinach and peas, and bananas (she gagged at bananas)! her hair is also starting to come in – it’s adorable and maybe slightly red?!? (ravery’s grandma has red hair).
she already loves harry potter, duh. i make it a point to whisper something harry potter related every time i put her to bed. shout out to alison for the (gryffin) adorable shirt and kate for the magical pants!
she’s rolling all over and just started sitting up on her own! she smiles every time sugar enters the room and responds when you say “atlas” and “milk.” it’s really amazing to see her learn and develop daily!
it’s also true that no one cares like you care when your own kid does something for the first time. if you hear someone shouting from a rooftop when she starts to crawl, that will be me. carry on.
one perk of my husband traveling so much is that he gets upgraded when seats are available. she experienced her first time in first class (and only my second time up there, where they pretty much let you do whatever you want). we have to be careful because right when we sat down, attie demanded champagne. kids these days!
everyone thought she was a boy on this flight and my outward response is “actually, girls wear blue too!” instead of something much worse i say in my head.
ravery is absolutely loving being a dad and he is such a fantastic one at that! she always lights up when she sees him. i am so glad i chose him to be her dad! i have some posts rattling around my (much happier) brain about how becoming parents have changed us so stay tuned. thank you leanna for making her the cutest hat!
sometimes he sends me photos like this when i’m at a meeting…
life is much better than it was. thank you to everyone who left comments, wrote emails, texted me. i’ll do a separate post on my progress with postpartum depression but i am relieved to report i feel much better! i am even feeling ambition and the desire to use my brain again so cheers to that!
i have some exciting things in the works! i am looking to have conversations with women in their 20s/30s who are engaged for a product i’m working on. if that’s you or you know someone who fits that description – send them my way pretty please:
chelsea (@) thenewwifestyle.com
i wrote a guest post over on “a prioritized marriage” about the current stage we are in – give it a gander!
with that, we are off to go find any scrap of anything off the floor to put in our mouths!