I cannot believe I am the mother of a 6-month old. When did Taylor Ann get so big? Wait, I remember. I remember every night because she still wakes up to feed. At least twice, lately three times. But, it's okay. She is so sweet and loving that I enjoy it. She coos and kisses and rubs my face as I hold her. This stage will not last long enough so I am making a conscious effort to enjoy it, even though it's difficult for me to get out of bed when the alarm rings at 6am.
Developmentally, Taylor Ann is rolling back and forth between her belly and back, and she is working on sitting up independently. She is grasping toys and anything else she can get a hold of (today it was T.G.'s hair- ouch!). She is just starting out on baby food so no real "favorites" yet. Taylor Ann is chunky and has many rolls of baby fat that cause me to squeeze her several times a day, especially on her thunder thighs! She is getting some hair finally but still sports the Sinead O'Connor look. =) She has a happy disposition so when she gets upset, she really gets upset. So much so that she often goes hoarse from screaming. She has taken a special liking to her oldest brother Th because he often holds her for me while I am busy stirring a pot, wiping a nose, changing laundry, or washing a dish. He also just likes to hold her because she is so cuddly (that was his answer when I came down stairs last night to find him holding her on the couch). So sweet, both of them!
I am so thankful for Taylor Ann, my unplanned miracle in my planned-out life. ;)
*Psalm 127: 3-5: Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate."