January 24, 2013

6 Months. Wait 6 Months?!

Mila at 6 Months:

The words I would use to describe this little bean at 6 months: Happy, mellow, cuddly, giggly, smiley... see a theme here? I mean seriously she has her moments but this girl is such a little ray of sunshine. Like all the time. Like she cried when she got her shots the other day and then looked at the nurse and smiled. I've seen pictures of myself as a kid with the same expressions ("Hi, I'm just so happy to be here!") so maybe it is just a second child thing. I'm not going to question her motives, I'm just going to enjoy.

Also in typical second child fashion she doesn't totally have a nap schedule. I guess with Lily I never really had a "schedule" per se until she was consistent with only two naps. Mila is usually a two-napper, but on an early wake-up day could still do three. She usually nurses and then falls asleep on my shoulder, then I swoon at her for awhile before putting her down. She is a pretty good sleeper at night, usually waking either once at the beginning of the night or around 5am to snack and chat and then go back to sleep for a bit. Her naps can be anywhere from 30 min to 2 1/2 hours, but as long as she wakes up happy I don't really care.

When Lily was this age I stressed hard core about naps. How long they were, where she slept, how she fell asleep etc. etc. I think part of it was that naps were my alone time, my time to feel like my old self. I could watch TV, catch up on blogging (gasp!), clean my house (*cough* right). But now when Mila naps... I still have this other kid who needs me and for some reason doesn't want me to hear what is happening on this episode of Parenthood. On the rare day that the stars and planets align for the elusive double nap, angels sing, greys anatomy is watched, every once and awhile I have a glass of wine (Don't judge me judgey!), and sometimes SOMETIMES I do laundry.

So yeah, Mila at 6 months, she is a go with the flow baby and it is all I can do to stop smooching her cheeks and get anything done.


  1. She is seriously one of the most beautiful little babies I have ever seen.

    (I'm going to assume Lily was just as beautiful too.)

    Good job making girls, mama.

  2. so sweet! she is adorable! Love the happy smiley babies!

  3. Oh my goodness I cannot believe she is six months old already!! But gosh she is adorable :)

  4. Soooooooo gorgeous and absolutely adorable!

  5. Love this! You make such pretty gals! So glad the transition to two seems to have gone smoothly. xoxo

  6. I can't believe she is 6 months old!! She is so so cute - you make 2 kiddos look easy!!!!! <3

  7. She is absolutely gorgeous!

  8. whelp- it isn't a second child thing, Mila is just glorious because that's how she is. I am no longer jealous just happy that people don't have to go through my agony. I shouldn't complain though, Aubrey was a complete angel.

    Wah wah wah- I'll stop my sobbing and say that Mila is just the most gorgeous little nugget that I have ever see.

  9. Mila's smile is beautiful!


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