Our Baby Girl – 6.5 Months

Another 6 weeks has gone by since I last posted about “DeeDee” (I know, tsk tsk).  Read further and you’ll see why I rarely have the time to post anymore…

She is now 6 and a half months old; a very busy little thing with huge brown eyes and some serious attitude will.


“DeeDee” enjoying her first 4th of July party
July 3, 2009 – 22 Weeks, 5 Days

You know, it’s kind of strange how I was so grounded with the older children, and yet I have allowed these youngest two to sort of “rule the roost”. DeeDee is just sooo spoiled particular…and, unlike with the olders, I just can’t stand to hear her cry. I guess I’m turning into a softy or something in my old age maturity, but the result is one very spoiled rotten particular child little princess.

“If Mama DeeDee ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”.  And DeeDee certainly “ain’t happy”…in the stroller, in the carseat, on the floor, on someone’s lap, in anyone’s arms other than mine (unless she can’t see or hear me)! She screams…and screams…and screams in any other situation. She wants to be held, standing up and walking, all the time. If anyone holds her other than me, she reaches for me and whines, “Mamamamama Mamamama.” Yep, her first word was Mama (insert proud grin), and I love that she loves her Mama so much, but she is exhausting. I don’t get a break!


Hanging out with her favorite person at MOSI
July 5, 2009 – 23 Weeks

What I wouldn’t give to be able to put her in a stroller and go for a nice little walk (reality: as I simply approach the stroller, she instantly arches her back and starts fussing), or put her on the floor with some toys and be able to run to the bathroom (no such luck). And if she only took a pacifier! (Oh yeah, that’s me. I’m her pacifier.) Needless to say, we don’t get out much — not to “quiet” places anyway. We make it to the neighborhood pool often, which she still loves, and where, after she tires of the water, I often bribe the older kids to take turns holding her for a bit so I can get some sun from time to time. If we do go out anywhere, it’s just known ahead of time that 1) somebody will have to carry the baby at all times, and 2) if that “somebody” is not the Mama, then they better not let the baby actually see or hear Mama. We’ve eaten many a restaurant meal while standing (don’t laugh).


DeeDee’s Fan Club – Her Sisters!
July 21, 2009 – 25 Weeks, 2 Days


Enjoying the Beach!
July 24, 2009 – 25 Weeks, 5 Days
(one day shy of 6 months)

In case you’re wondering (with all of my complaining), yes, I still adore DeeDee. She is demanding and frustrating and exhausting, but I’m absolutely crazy about her. Just do me a favor and reassure me that things will get better….eventually.


Mote Marine Aquarium (with Dinky)
July 24, 2009 – 25 Weeks, 5 Days
“DeeDee” is over 2 ft. tall and weighs just 15 lbs.
Very thin, but so tall that she wears 9 and 12 month clothes

Dee has changed so much in the last six weeks. By the time she hit the 6 month mark, she was saying “Mama”, scooting around everywhere, and very quickly!, pulling herself into a sitting position, and getting up on hands and knees in a crawling position and rocking back and forth. In the last couple of weeks, she has begun taking a few crawling “steps” at a time, pulling herself up and OUT of her co-sleeper and onto my bed!


Above and Below: “DeeDee” climbing out her co-sleeper
She’s not supposed to be able to do this already!
August 5, 2009 – 27 Weeks, 3 Days


She thinks the exersaucer (that she used to love so much) is passe. She gets really offended if we put her in it. She has outgrown sleeping in her Moses basket, and chews on everything!  Oh, and her new favorite food, the third one she has tried,  is pears.

And the biggest milestone so far occurred just today — she pulled herself up into a standing position against the couch! She was standing! How can my baby be growing up so quickly?!


She’s looks a bit surprised in this photo,
but I think she has the most stunning brown eyes!
August 6, 2009 – 27 Weeks, 4 Days


  1. Ruby says

    Hi Janne,
    I haven’t been over here for ages but you’ve been in my reader ☺ these are gorgeous pics of little DeeDee. I hope she doesn’t wear you out! These precious early days go so quickly. Love her up!!!


  2. TeresaE says

    My dd (now 4) was the same exact way. And NO pacifier or bottle for her – EVER!

    Yes, it DOES get better, but if I use my daughter as the ruler, it is better on her terms.

    She went from a demanding infant, to demanding toddler, to now demanding pre-schooler going for teenager.

    She is the exact opposite of her brother (now 26), I guess you really do get what you can handle when you can handle it. My son was easy-breezy and I doubt I could have dealt (well) with this little marvel way back then.

    Your children are gorgeous, as is their mother, the nuts really don’t fall from the tree.

    Blessings to you and yours!


  3. Ronan Fleming says

    Hi, my wife is expecting our baby in July 2010 and we are looking for an Icelandic shop which sells Moses Baskets. Your webpage was our only hit in Iceland so far. Did you get yours in Iceland?


    Janne Reply:

    No, I’m sorry. I bought our Moses basket online in the United States.

    Congratulations on your new baby!


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