HOW are we already at this point?
Last week, Annabel hit the six month mark.
(month one, month two, month three, month four, month five)
Last week, I took Annie for her six month well baby visit with Dr. Looove. I was kind of a mess, as it was the morning after my aunt passed, and Dr. Looove immediately asked me what was wrong because she is the Best. Doctor. Ever. We talked for a while, and I just adore her. I feel so lucky that I found her when I did. I can’t imagine another doctor caring for me and my family.
Anyway, back to Annie’s visit. Dr. Looove went over Annie’s measurements:
weight: 18 pounds, 1 ounce
length: 26 1/2 inches
head: 17 inches
These measurements came out to length in the 50th percentile, head in the 75th percentile, and weight? NINETIETH PERCENTILE. NINE-OH. PERCENT. I know I say this every month, but it’s so hard for us to wrap our heads around all the delicious chub!
The rest of Annabel’s appointment went swimmingly. She’s right on target for everything. Basically, the 100th percentile of awesome. She’s rolling, grabbing, babbling, and doing all the other things she’s supposed to be doing.
Have I mentioned that I birthed myself? Sure, she looks like Mike (although, I think she looks like her sister), but her attitude is all me. She must be entertained constantly. She is loud. She brings her hand to her head as if to say, “My life as a baby, it is so hard! Woe!”
The solid food is…progressing. Some days she tolerates eating solids, and other days she hates it. But you know who LOVES it?
You can’t turn away for ONE SECOND or Rigby is all up in the baby’s grill. We have since moved to the high chair. I had to get that picture though, because it reminded me so much of this one:
Rigby has aged really well.
And…I just realized it’s even the same bib. Sigh.
Still no teeth, and I swear if they don’t pop through soon I am going to pull them out myself. Poor Annie is MISERABLE. I can’t wait until teething is over…you know, in two years.
Backpacking Dad says:
Adrian poppped two upper molars this week. But not the entire tooth, just the bumpy edges. So he’s miserable and chewing at the same time. It makes me laugh except at midnight.
Happy six month, Annabel.
Can you believe how fast the time has flown and how big all our spawn are getting, y’all????!
Annabel’s cheeks are so kissable and she has such a cute smile and Maddie’s eyes are GORGEOUS.
Kate @ UpsideBackwards says:
“100th percentile of awesome” – love it! Annabel is two and a half pounds lighter than my youngest child. Who had her 2nd birthday a month ago. Wow! (Yes, mine is very small – but she’s fine, just petite). I hope you have strong arms and a good back for carrying her around
Love the pics of the two girls with Rigby, so sweet.
Annie Y says:
She has aged well!
HAPPY HALF YEAR BABY GIRL! My girls were always in the 90th so you have nothing to worry about, she will thin out as she gets older.
I wish I could be there to smush her cheeks and make her laugh. Me and Annie go waaay back.
You know what I love, Maya? Your last blog says ‘Send Deodorant.”
As you were. XO
Adventures In Babywearing says:
I sat here looking at Gemini Girl’s comment thinking she said HAPPY LEAF YEAR and for too long I’ve tried to figure out what the heck leaf year is. . .
Annabel is too much goodness. In the best way, of course.
oh, what I failed to mention was that they were in the 90th percentile bec their jewish grandmother gave them 2-3 extra bottles a day when she watched them.. which was EVERY DAY!
Her smiles warm my heart. Happy half birthday Annabel!
She IS delicious! Chubs are the best – Wito was always off the charts – he resembled a box for his first 2 years!
Oh, the same bib. That made me tear up. Both of your girls are just so beautiful, lovely lady. XOXOX
All of the pictures are so adorable! The ones of the girls with Rigby…:). Too sweet for words. … I am so glad you have your Dr. Looove. She sounds really awesome – and you deserve that. … Best of luck with the teeth. I have an impacted wisdom tooth that’s been bugging me lately, so Annie, I kinda feel ya!
so happy she is doing so well. seeing her pic next to Maddie reminded me just how tiny she was!
Look at your daughters….both sitting there, patient and wonderful while Rigby was “eating their little, beautiful faces!!! Such special, precious little girls…just like their mom!!!
love the doggie pics – love how Maddie is all into the sharing and Annie is all death stare “thats my food” lol
my daughter 2 weeks ago at her 6 month apt. was all chunked out too at 17.8lbs – i love me some baby rolls
Heather & Mike. Annie looks so happy in the pictures. I have a happy daughter too, who was all smiles when she was a baby (chubby cheeks too). She is 11 now, and she is still one very happy girl, very positive about life. Enjoy!
OMG she is just adorable! Happy 6 months!!! So glad everything is going well!
So sweet. I cannot believe that she is already 6 months old! I wouldn’t count on the teething thing being over too soon, my daughter didn’t get her first tooth until she was 14 months and now at 21 months only has 4!
Linda Campbell says:
Love the chub!
Be warned, at two they get their two year molars, and those are brutal!!
look at that sweet pea! 100% of awesomeness – love it!
here’s hoping teeth aren’t far behind! we were late bloomers with teeth for our daughter, 11 mos! but then they started to come in like gangbusters.
Jennifer Joyner says:
I don’t know how you or your baby get any sleep, because I would be munching on those cute little baby legs 24/7!! She is adorable! You and your husband make pretty babies.
Ms. Moon says:
Just want to say that your daughter is beautiful and I can tell that she is loved beyond measure.
Alethea Fitzpatrick says:
I can’t believe it’s six months already! Happy half-birthday Annie!
Natalie @ Hope Springs Eternal says:
Nellie hit the 6 month mark on the 20th of this month and I can hardly believe it. It’s like time’s speed switch accidentally got bumped to “ludicrous speed” when she was born. Annabel is so adorable and you can see she has such personality just from her pictures!
My first kid was a porker…when she was born. 4’11 me gave birth to a 7-14 baby. When she was 6 months old she was only 14 lbs!! At one, only 19 lbs!!
90%…wow! My kids were never in the 90% for anything as babies. My younger son is quite the opposite – always 3-5% for weight (only 29 pounds at his 4 year check up).
Super cute pictures!
Happy 6 months, Annabel! It’s fun reading about Annabel and her adventures since my son is the same age, to the day. Of course, it then gives me a little anxiety. I’ll turn to my husband, “oh no, Cullen’s not flying with a cape yet and saving the world…should he be? Is he behind all the other babies? We need to work on his cape skills!” We have Cullen’s 6-month appointment today, and I’m looking forward to learning his stats. I’m pretty sure Annabel is giving him a run for his money in weight (and superhero skills).
She is yummy! I love her chubbs!!
Jameson didn’t get his first tooth until he was 7 months old!!! And he teethed forever too! It was so frustrating. Every day for months, I’m feeling around the kids mouth for something!
Happy 6 month Birthday Annabel!!!!! Wow, 6 months already. I wish I could squish and kiss those adorable chubby cheeks.
LOVE the chub…so adorable!
Happy 6 months Annie!! I love the pictures of the two girls. Rigby loves them both. Sending hugs to you.
Freckle on the Nose of Life's Complexion says:
So big! So cute! Definitely 100th percentile of awesomeness.
I a million hearts Annie. And Maddie. And Rigby.
I love her chubby little legs and cheeks. My almost 18 month old is 19lbs 2oz, but eats like a pig, I wish I had her metabolism. Oh and the teeth are awful. My little girl is now getting ten at once. She got hers very late. She was almost a year so hang in there. She is so cute, and i think she looks so much like Maddie
She is getting cuter by the day… If that was even possible. She is getting so big. Funny thing is my almost 9 month old just weighs a little over 16lbs. We got some catching up to do. Keep the cute pics coming. When u said the same bib it broke my heart.. Rigby is so lucky to have had 2 beautiful babies to eat after!
Just to warn you – my Hannah is going to be 15 months tomorrow (where has the time gone) and STILL has NO TEETH!!!
Happy 6 month birthday Annabel!!!
That FAAAAACE! Those chubby LEEEEGS! Nom nom nom.
She’s seriously so cute. I can’t stand it!
Love the picture of Riby licking her and the same one of Maddie. How special. :o)
She does look exactly like Mike!
YAY on her growth! Aren’t chubby babies the best?? Love all the rolls!
She is too cute. Congrats on making it through the first six months.
monica fox says:
I’d like to eat up some of that chub! Man she is cute! Happy 6 months you cutie patootie =)
My oldest weighed 25 pounds at 6 months….that’s a chubby baby! She had rolls and dimples on her rolls and dimples! Now she’s 5’11”, so she was just meant to be an off the charts kind of girl.
Jen L. says:
Oh, the sweet chub! Happy 6 months!
Happy 6 months!! Just wanna bite those chubby legs!!!
Trisha Vargas says:
The same bib is sooo sweet!!!
Hopefully Annie will get in like 3 or 4 teeth all at once an you can catch a break on the teething for a little bit!!
She is def 100% of perfect awesomeness!
100% of awesome…I totally agree. (((Hugs))) from here!
Mary @ Holy Mackerel says:
And as soon as the teething ends, the REAL whining begins. :o)
Annie is the cutest little big bean!!!
Beautiful pictures of both of your girls.
The pictures with the alphabet blocks at month intervals is something I wished I thought to do 25 years ago with my kiddos.
Mary Ann says:
I can’t believe she’s 6 months old already. It seens like it was just yesterday when I sat staring at my computer screen with tears streaming down my face reading the news of her birth. Happy to hear that she is doing so well, I’m not sure what it is, but reading about her just makes me smile. Happy Birthday!
She and her sister are in the 100th percentile of adorable too!
Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] says:
nom nom nom
Happy six months Annabel!
Heather@Triple Blessing says:
Ha! That’s the first thing I said when I saw the picture at the top was “Look at all that delicious chub!” She is gorgeous…just like her sister.
Happy half birthday to miss Annie!
She is AWESOME!! She is truly making me want to have another!! My uterus hurts looking at her!
She is so deliciously chubby!
I think she looks like Maddie too
Totally adorable Heather! Those pictures are priceless.
I totally understand about the teething. My youngest didn’t cut her first tooth until she was 14 months old.
I can’t believe they are even wearing the same bib…uncanny. Maybe Maddie is trying to remind you that she lives through all of you. *sigh* *tear*
Here’s where I tell you how crazy I am. I don’t even know if I should write this because I sound like a nut job. The other day one of your pictures on the side bar caught my eye. Long story, short, I spent an hour or two reading old posts and looking at pics of Maddie bawling. I even had nightmares that night. I’m crazy right? It’s amazing how much you can love and miss someone you haven’t met. And then when I acknowledge that it’s 500 million times worse for you guys….well, I don’t know what to even say about that.
Anyway, we’ll never forget Maddie and I’m thinking about and praying for you guys all the time.
I have never met the Spohr’s before either, and I too went through all the old posts and upset myself quite a bit.
It’s very difficult to explain to a “non-blogger” how you can “attach” to another blogger so much. I just FEEL like I have been a part of Maddie’s life…she changed me. For the better.
Amy S. says:
Like, like, like!
Oy, I am about to be really unpopular…but it makes me reeeally nervous that your dog is that close to your daughters face. I know more than one child with a serious bite to the face from a wonderful family dog who had a bad moment. Please be careful.
I’d be so happy about all the fabulous chub myself too! My daughter will be 3 on Sept 3rd, and weighs a whopping 22lbs. We’ll just say Im no stranger to feeding therapy.
Are there any guarantees in this world that I will be able to birth such a pile of adorable chubby cuteness? I mean, good GOD!
She is just so freaking cute…!!!
Happy 6 mos Annabel. I adore her chunkiness. LOVE…. she is just so kissable… enjoy every minute of every day. Thanks for sharing the picture of Maddie with Rigby…sigh… XX
Michelle Pixie says:
She is so stinkin cute!! My little Monkey just weighed in at 18lbs. 7 oz. at her 18 month check-up. Annie is a doll!
She’s so so cute!!!! I adore her smiles. LOL at Rigby.
Those cheeks! Those legs! That face! Those pictures of Rigby with each of her girls! What a post – I’m exhausted!
Marti from Michigan says:
Happy 6th month birthday Annie! Wow, she is absolutely stunning, healthy and beautiful! Mom and dad, you are doing a great job!
I’m glad Annie is wearing Maddie’s bib, Maddie is happy about that too, I am sure.
Keep up the good work Mike/Heather, Annie is brimming with health and beauty!
She is gorgeous and Rigby is a cute pooch!
Aunt Becky says:
Happy Birhtday, Miss Annie!
All the chunk is adorable! My kids were always in the 90th percentile for weight… hey, they like to eat like their momma! Don’t worry though… she’ll grow taller, thin out and then she’ll be in the 50th and you’ll be worried that you’re not feeding her enough. lol. Love that both her and Maddie are wearing the same bib in almost the exact same pose… coincidence? i think not! Just a way that Maddie is reaching out to Annie (and you and Mike). sending love and hugs from NJ!
Amanda M. says:
SAME BIB! Oh my heavens that makes it twice as cute.
I just want to squizsh those thighs!
If only I could age half as well as Rigby! Does she even like the baby food meat? Cause, yuck!
Those beautiful Maddie eyes
Could she be any more adorable? LURVE the little chubbie legs! The same bib? yeah, tears. Total TEARS!
she is seriously bigger that my 10 month old. Go Annie!
Your girls are just gorgeous! Happy 6th month Annie!
o.m.g. she has the CUTEST little baby chunk i have ever seen. the cheeks! the CHEEKS!
Those legs are chubalicious!
Beautiful little chunky monkey! The best spot is right under the soft, sweet, yet usually damp of sticky, chin! I’m sure she gets plenty of kisses!
Laurie SL says:
Annabel is so precious, adorable, beautiful and happy baby girl! I have a very skinny 18 month old (barely 20 lbs) so don’t worry that Annabel is in the 90th percentile – better than being underweight She’s absolutely beautiful! I love her chubby legs and happy smile!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Happy half birthday Annabel! May you pack on the pounds and grow some teeth soon.
Annie has THE best smile, it’s so infectious. And teething sucks. My daughter is getting a molar. ugh! I can’t take all the screaming, mine not hers.
Hey! I was first going to leave a comment saying how funny it was that Rigby really did “age well”, because he did!! But then you mentioned that they were wearing the same bib(!!!) and I had to acknowledge that AWESOME little sign God/Maddie sent you!! I thought it was so cool!
I’m praying you get your lap top back! If noone turns it in, and you were the last person on..couldn’t maybe they look at a video tape of the workers getting on and off the plane? Just a thought. I really hope somebody does the right thing!
You and Mike make beautiful girls! Rigby has some good taste!
I love the side-by-side pics of your girls each with Rigby. Much love!
Both those beautiful girls wearing the same bib – ohhh, it made me well up with tears.
And then Rigbby licking them clean made me giggle.
Laughter through tears is an amazing thing – thanks Heather!
HAPPY SIX MONTHS, ANNABEL! Wow, does time sure fly!
Crazy that they both have the same bib on. But symbolic as well. Meaning that they are very much connected; sisters.
Accounting Courses says:
I can’t get my eyes off those big round eyes. I also noticed the bib. It must have aged as well. good luck with the teething. She will really go through it and will be over it. Anyway, they’re really cute and adorable.
i adore these monthly shots
We have 2 Dobermans. I have too many pictures of them with my kids to count. My youngest plays in the food while they eat. I am happy to see that Rigby is firmly entrenched in their upbringing!
Annie is gorgeous and so was your Maddie. I love your blog. And I LUV the CHUB on that girl