Friday, September 19, 2008
Happy 6th Month Birthday, Leigh
Our sweet little girl is 6 months old! She is such a blessing from God! I took her to the doctor today and we learned what we already figured--she is tiny! Her sister may be Aunt Sara's namesake, but she inherited her size! She is between 5th and 10th percent in height ( 24 1/4 inches) and 50 percent in weight (16 lbs 6 oz). For comparisons sake, Sara Beth was 26 1/4 inches (50 %) and 18 lbs 3 oz (90%). So Leigh, ratio wise is just as chunky, she just doesn't have any height to her! For those of you who have been reading the blog for a while, you may remember that about two months ago we were having several "issues" with Leigh--sleeping, eating, and taking the bottle! Well, just to update--she does take a bottle now! YEA! She is sleeping MUCH better even though she is still tossing a lot and often wakes up for the day at 5. However, she still will not take any food! Dr. Brooks told me not to worry about it yet and to keep trying it. I think the nurse really saw what I was talking about when she was trying to give her the rotavirus oral medicine! It took both of us 5 minutes to give it to her and we aren't sure if she actually swallowed any of it! Leigh got her first tooth last week and the second one isn't far behind. She is also talking a lot--she is making the dada, baba, and gaga sounds for sure! What a joy! Here are two pictures that were taken this week!