March was a busy month for Miss Anna. She officially turned six months old which meant a trip to the doctor’s office. She weighed in at 15.6lb and is now 25.6in tall. This puts her in the ~30th percentile!
Anna started eating solids this month. Solids for her means pureed fruits, veggies, and very runny oatmeal. We started with sweet potatoes for dinner and the first two days it went very well. For the next two weeks, it was hit or miss… with mostly misses. At the end of month, we shifted strategy- having Beckie feed her fruit or veggies for lunch and mom and dad feeding oatmeal for dinner. This has been much more successful. On the nights she eats her oatmeal well, she sleeps so much better! It has been amazing for us. This month, her awareness of her mom and dad has grown. When around other people, she definitely knows who we are. Luckily she is still very happy to have others hold her! She continues to be an observant little lady, watching other kiddos or any dogs she meets very intently. It is especially sweet when Anna and her daily playmate Charlie stare, smile, or grab at each other. She has also started showing interest in her toys (although her her primary goal seems to be getting them into her mouth). She still loves eating her feet and peek-a-boo always gets us a giggle. She loves to grab at our faces, especially when putting her to sleep. And if mama’s hair is down, she is guaranteed to grab it and try to eat that as well. Unfortunately, this month Anna got her first cold. It has been rough to watch her suffer through a runny nose and coughing; hopefully it will clear up soon. From a milestone perspective, she now scoots across the floor! If we put a toy a few feet in front of her, she will quasi-army crawl over to get it. It’s hard to believe. She has also started sitting up on her own although not for an extended length of time. She is becoming such a little person!
March was a month full of friends and family. First, her Grandma Jackie, Grandpa Tony, and cousin Jill came to visit! Anna hadn’t seen them since Christmas so she was very excited for all the hugs, kisses, and extra attention. She took her first trip to Ikea that weekend and was very impressed. We had a chance to sing Happy Birthday to both Jill and Grandpa Tony which was a lot of fun. Grandma Jackie also got her posed for some adorable 6 month pics. Two weeks later, her Grandma and Grandpa Pratt came for the weekend! They picked her up early from the nanny so she had some special time with just the three of them (plus Crosby). Saturday, everyone made the trip to watch Laura perform stories at a library with her volunteer group. Anna just loved watching her dad and Grandpa dance to the song ‘go bananas’. This was also the first time we caught her on video scooting across the floor. Finally this month, Anna took her first big trip to Columbus! She got to meet all of her mom and dad’s best friends from college. She got to see Aunt Sara’s new house and got to play at Ashley and Johnny’s place on Friday. Saturday, Zane and Caitlin had a lovely party in her honor. She got to meet her newest girlfriend Adelyn Ferguson that evening. She left that fete quite early but just loved all the hugs and kisses she got from everyone. On Sunday, we headed to a birthday party for Audrey Amer. Audrey was born 4 years ago here in Chicago in the same hospital as Anna. It was a very special month for our little family!
chewing on a toy… her favorite pastime
her first solids! a dinner of sweet potatoes, complete with lots of attention from mom and dad
all smiles with gram
cousin jill keeping anna entertained
Anna and Grandma Jackie
so much fun with grandma and grandpa
loving her high chair !
playtime fun with charlie
fun at the doctor’s office
our squirmy, silly girl
happy st patty’s day!
trip to the outlet malls- she’s a shopper!
all smiles these days
off for a winter walk with mom
kisses and giggles
lunch after the library event; anna proudly wearing her ‘i love to read’ sticker
so much fun with papa
anna’s first time truly opening a gift! (although her goal seemed to be more ripping the paper in order to eat it rather than opening the box..)
Anna with her new swimsuit from G&G Pratt
introducing anna to ‘our’ Italian place; she loved it
anna and grandma match!
anna, mama and grandma & grandpa (anna stylin’ in her outfit from them)
our little baby roth
out for a walk with Charlie and Beckie (people ask Beckie if they are twins!)
intently playing with her exersaucer
even with a delayed flight, anna was a superstar
so excited for her trip!
endless amounts of cuddles from Sara
hanging out in Sara’s new kitchen
so much love from everyone in Columbus:)
giggles with ash!
brunch with the hertzigs! she cannot wait to meet their bundle of joy this fall:)
loving uncle zane as always
snoozing away in her pack-n-play, provided very kindly by the Fry family:) made our trip so wonderful !
getting ready for the party with mama
Anna and Adelyn checking each other out
Jackie- amazing with babies! Anna even got a shoulder ride- but wasn’t too sure what was going on 🙂
Caitlin- the perfect hostess!
Anna and the Columbus ladies:)
the men of copley and their kiddos