Evelyn is an incredibly sweet, easy-going baby. She rarely cries, and usually it's just to tell us that she is hungry or needs a nap. She loves to smile and giggle, and she has very expressive eyes. She adores her brother and sister, who frequently bring her toys and tickle her and make her laugh.
Evelyn sleeps fairly well at night. She had her very first 12-hour straight stretch of sleep a couple nights ago - sleeping from 7 pm until almost 7 am without feeding. Wow - what a difference 8 hours of sleep makes for me! Since we're not doing bottles, I always have to feed her myself. I love nursing her, but I will say that every now and then it would be nice if someone else could feed her at 4 am. Evelyn also doesn't take a pacifier at all, but she does suck her thumb. I guess we just like to avoid plastic nipples in all forms. :)
Evelyn's 6-month doctor's appointment went very well. We have no concerns with her at all. She rarely spits up, and she seems to be moving right along with the rolling over and sitting up and vocal skills. Here are her stats:
- Height: 26.5 in (76%)
- Weight: 17 lb 1 oz (69%)
- Head Circumference: 16.8 (65%)
She has gotten very vocal over the past few weeks - with lots of squealing and a new affinity for the "b" consonant sound. We hear a lot of "ba ba ba ba" around here.
Evelyn's hair is really growing in, and she has a head full of dark, crazy fuzz. She has the warmest deep brown eyes... definitely my brown-eyed girl. Her complexion is dark and smooth, and she has rolls on her legs that just won't stop.
We haven't really begun to feed her any solid foods yet. I have given her the occasional taste of yogurt or other foods that we're eating, but she basically still only nurses. I have no plans for starting her on solids any time soon. I mainly just don't want to add something else to my plate (no pun intended), and she can develop perfectly well on my milk so I feel no need to rush it.
Evelyn has the sweetest disposition, and I can't wait to get to know her better as her little personality blossoms. Thanks for being a part of our family, baby girl. And thanks for being so mellow and taking it so easy on Mommy. Love you!