6 Months - What We Know About Lottie

Our little human is officially 6 months old! Somehow we blinked and half a year has already come and gone. It seriously doesn't even seem possible. I remember waiting for things to get "easier" at the 6 week mark and now here we are already at 6 months!

Part of me is a little sad and sentimental that so much of her tiny babyness is already past and she is growing up so fast. I can't even wrap my mind around it, really. (I sound so much like a mom.)
I have loved every phase, but this 6 month age has been my favorite so far. She doesn't seem all that fragile anymore and she has become Miss Personality with all kinds of smiles, laughs, squeals, coos, and sounds! We were reminiscing a few days ago about the past several months and how it takes awhile to "figure out" a baby, which got us talking about all the things we now know about who Lottie is. It was quite the fun list of things that I want to remember about her at this phase in her life, so I'm going to share it here. :-)
  • Lottie really loves sleep. Like, really loves it. (We love this about her! lol)
  • However, she really only likes to sleep 2 places: mama's arms or her crib.
  • Lottie does NOT appreciate being woken up.

Case in point.  
  • Lottie loves to grab her feet. 
  • Lottie gets ticked if she is on her belly for too long. 
  • She knows how to roll from belly to back but has only done it three times, ever. 
  • She prefers to roll onto her belly and then cry about it. 
  • Lottie LOVES her dog, Stella.
  • Loud noises startle her.
  • Lottie HATES being startled.
  • Stella barking is the only loud noise that has never made Lottie cry. 
  • Lottie loves to babble. 
  • She often tries to talk over us by babbling so loudly we can't hear each other, especially in the car. :-)
  • She loves being outside.
  • She loves going for walks - especially if she gets to be worn in the Ergo.
  • She only likes to be worn if Mama is MOVING. Otherwise - not a fan. 
  • She has the cutest little giggle. 
  • She is extremely selective about what makes her laugh.
  • She has never laughed at the same thing twice. We constantly have to come up with new material! 
  • She has always loved the DADA book by Jimmy Fallon and her Twinkle Twinkle Little Star book since she was teeny tiny. 
  • She prefers to go to bed around 6:30pm. If we keep her out past 6, she goes into complete meltdown mode until she gets to go to bed. 
  • She loves to watch TV with Daddy.
  • Singing Itsy Bitsy Spider can always get a smile out of her.
  • She loves to suck her thumb!
  • Grammy Janny (my mom) taught her how to give kisses and now she loves to give big, wet, slobbery kisses.

  • She likes to put everything in her mouth.
  • Lottie likes to soak her clothes with drool. 
  • Lottie has loved staring at the ceiling fans in our house since she was about a month old. 
  • She has recently started making more "word" noises. Her favorites: "Ba", "Da", and "Ta". 
  • We're not 100% sure, but we have noticed that when we say "Ta Da!", she tries to say "Ta" in response. 
  • Lottie has always loved to "stand" and straighten her legs. 
  • Lottie loves when her Daddy teases her and does funny stuff like put her on the refrigerator or swing her around. 
  • Lottie is a VERY distracted eater. 
  • She gets sick of being in her carseat after about 2 hours. 
  • She is generally very good natured. Unless she's hungry or tired. 
  • Her little smile is so sweet and contagious.
  • She loves to take selfies with Mama

    maybe Mama likes to take selfies with Lottie, too....
  • Lottie loves to be silly!

  • If we try to catch something she is doing on video, she will immediately stop. 
  • She has us 2 parents (and let's be honest - 4 grandparents) who are just crazy about her!