Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gwen is 1/2 a year!

Gwen turned 6 months on Saturday! Unbelievable! She had her pediatrician appointment today, so I opted to wait for her stats to make the big post.
Gwen's stats:

weight: 17 lb 2 oz
(that's the 75th percentile)
height: 26 inches
(that's the 50th percentile)
head circumference: 17 1/4 inches
(that's the 80th percentile!)

My 3 most favorite times of day are:

a) when Gwen wakes up. I go in to see her and she is THRILLED as soon as she catches a glimpse of me! It just makes me feel so wonderful!

b) when Gwen gets her bath. She is so happy, splashing, giggling, sucking on the washrag, just enjoying life so much I can’t help but think of the sensations from her perspective. It helps me appreciate small wonders more fully. Same goes for when I take her outside. She feels the wind and sucks in her breath, then lets it out with a happy sigh. If only I could appreciate life as much!

c) when Gwen goes back to sleep after a middle of the night feeding. She buries her face into my cheek, sucking on anything she comes in contact with, and wraps her arms around my neck. It is just so cuddly and loving that I feel she needs me and wants me. Very validating.

I can't imagine life without her! We love her so much!


  1. This is SUCH a fun age! I am so glad you are enjoying her so much. What a doll!

  2. Wow! Gwen is so beautiful! I wish I could just pick her up and play with her. I love her smile. And her giggle! oh, and her raspberries! Who taught her that?!
    She is so lucky to have such a wonderful mommy (and daddy too).
    But she has the best Grandparents! She just needs to see them more.
    Grandma Hart

  3. Gwen looks delightful! She's obviously growing well! Oh, and I love her purple hairbow. (wink wink)

  4. Oh I love those pictures in the grass! I think she looks so much like you Elisa ... both beautiful!!

  5. She is so sweet! I hope that whenever I have kids they are as cute and fun as Gwen! :)

  6. I love seeing Eric with baby Gwen! It's so cute! She's adorable and looks like such a happy baby!! You're wonderful, Elisa. Love you!

  7. She's so pretty, Elisa! And she's growing fast!! Six months is so fun. Glad you're enjoying it!