6 months…

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Alright!  We’ve made it half a year – in some ways, it seems so much shorter and in other ways, I can hardly remember our family before little Miss joined us!

On K’s 6 month ‘birthday’, it was actually our first time to leave her overnight.  Lynn and Rudy watched her (for what ended up being two nights due to a delayed arrival of Kalyb and Maggie) and she did GREAT!  And we had an AMAZING, rejuventating, lovely time hanging out at the Omni Interlocken Resort & Spa outside of Denver.  Absolutely perfect!  A great way to celebrate our 3 year anniversary (a week early).

Anways…enough about us, back to her.  She continues to grow and change and melt our hearts.  She was 26″ and 15.6 pounds at 6 months – I’ll have to confirm those stats and percentiles, but I think it’s getting to 75% for height and 60% for weight. 

She is grabbing, putting things in her month, and engaging with her surroundings SO much!  She continues to rock her 0-3 month clothes, but we’re about to move on!

She is starting to laugh a lot more – mostly at Kalyb :0)  We had a fun visit with Grandpa and Great-Grandma Haskin in the middle of July (that should also be its own blog post…) and Kadence was so sweet with Grandma!  Made my heart happy to see.  It was also Grandma’s first time meeting Kalyb and he was just precious – playing cards with her, chatting away, and being the typical awesome traveler that he is!  Kadence chose to follow suit – minus a 12 minute stint on our drive to El Paso where you might have thought someone was trying to saw off her limbs.  Not the case.  Apparently she just needed a break, because immediately upon being unstrapped, she was as happy as a lark!

Let’s see- what else.  Nursing has continued to be an extremely painful experience so after a lot of deliberation, we’ve decided to start to wean.  It hurts my heart but was my pediatrician reminded me, there are other ways to be a good mom.  Nights are MUCH more enjoyable now that I’m not up for hours in excruciating pain.  She still isn’t sleeping great, but so it goes.  At least we can rotate bottle duty!

She likes a lot of stimulation before bed – moving and bouncing and loving and moving and moving.  Did I mention moving?  She continues to be extremely ACTIVE. 

She absolutely LOVES her big brother.  He was gone for a few weeks with his mom and she was immediately enamored with him again once he got back.  SO CUTE, those two!

She loves making eye contact and smirking.  She’s getting closer to sitting on her own, though has done a few face plants.  Ooops!  She likes grabbing her toes, playing with objects, and is starting to learn that her thumbs move as well (we were a little concerned about how she’d learn to text with her nonexistent use of thumbs…seems like she’ll be good to go after all!)

She continues to get lots of attention for her red hair and dimples; she really does get cuter by every ounce that she gains!  She is extrememly verbal – lots of chatter incessantly.  I suppose she comes by that naturally!

In unrelated baby news, we’ve found the house we want to raise our family in!  There are a few more details to sort out, but we should be closing by 9/13!  YAHOO!  Praise the Lord!  We’ve continued to feel His blessing, provision and guidance since arriving here and it’s great to be walking in obedience to His will!  Such a freeing place to be!  We LOVE our church family and have been incredibly blessed with how many of our students LOVE to babysit and have blessed us by spending time with our kiddos! 

It’s so fun watching the two of these grow; so humbling to be parenting these two.  And we are constantly aware of just how much we need His patience, direction, love and forgiveness!  This parenting stuff is crazy!  What a blessed journey we’re on!

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About KarolynK

Hey there! Thanks for checking out my blog! My name is Karolyn (as you probably know) and I live in San Diego with my amazing Husband. I've been teaching Special Education for the bast six years and LOVE it! I am loving life and just trying to figure out if I'm doing what it is that God is wanting me to do....always a process! Thanks for sharing in this journey with me though, I really do appreciate it.

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