Monday, February 20, 2012

Ivy's half birthday

Our sweet little girl is 6 months old! How did that happen?
2 years ago we celebrated Harrison's first half birthday so we thought Ivy deserved the same. 

To keep our tradition alive, I baked another half cake. Everyone kept asking me what I did with the other half.. so here's what I did. I used this recipe and only made half. You could always make the entire recipe and but we don't need that much cake at our house! I baked it in a round cake pan and once it was baked and cooled, I cut it down the middle to make two layers. Then I stacked them and decorated.  Ivy got dolled up and we took pictures. Of course the baby doesn't get any cake (or even icing) but Harrison thought the whole thing was super fun. He sang happy birthday over and over to her. It was pretty cute! 

6 months is a pretty fun age. Ivy's projectile vomiting is slowly decreasing which is really helping with the laundry. She is super ticklish and thinks Harrison is the funniest person on Earth.
We finally kicked her out of our bed and she now sleeps in her crib. Even in the middle of the night, she won't go back to sleep in our bed. That means I have to actually wake up when she's hungry, feed her and lay her back down. I'm sure this is something most nursing moms always do but I'm lazy and always laid my babies next to me in bed and let them eat while I go back to sleep. It was a pretty sweet set-up that I'm missing.
She had her 6 month check-up and she's perfectly healthy. Even with all that throwing-up, she has managed to gain 2 lbs since December. She's up to 15 lbs (30%) and 27 1/2 inches (98%)... tall and skinny! The doctor also recommended having Ivy cry it out and sleep through the night. The idea just makes me so sad... I guess we have to do it sometime, but I'm not ready yet.
Can't wait for our little girl to start using our fabric high chair! 

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