So I realized that even more important than stats is what little babes are up to in life, so here are a few quick things on what our little Reesie-poo (we cannot help calling her that, it just comes out!) is up to:
--Dang happy. This girl really is just a happy little gal, always just hanging out, smiling and content unless she needs something.
--Sits up by herself for probably about 1 minute or so before she tips over, depending on her attempted adventures in that 60 seconds. ;)
--Puts herself to sleep! Yes, this girl thankfully didn't end up with her brother's sleeping habits. From just a couple months old, she has fallen asleep on her own, when she's not too wound up. Lately teething has interfered with that (no teeth yet, but lots of working on it), but in general she is ridiculously easier than Beck was even when he was three times her age, so we are happy!
--Basically sleeps through the night, since about 3 months. I say basically because we still have to get up and put her paci in usually a few times a night. Probably going to start making her crying it out soon but haven't come to that yet.
--Rolls all over. And attempts to bend her chubby legs to crawl. It's super cute.
--Is a great eater! She loves rice cereal, sweet potatoes and squash thus far. Again, thankfully different than her bro at this. ;) Beck, ever since we started him on solids at 5 months, would get frustrated and spit out his food. We seriously had to teach that kid to swallow. Reese at 6 months is actually almost better than Beck is right now... Now if she can just turn out as fun, energetic, and as great of a talker as Beck, she will literally be the perfect child to us! Haha
--Is a jumping fool. This girl goes. to. town. in her Johnny Jumper! Beck always just kind of hung out in it, but she goes crazy, jumping as if her little life depended on it! So funny to watch. I'm uploading a little video here, but it really doesn't do it justice (dang kids and their fascination with cameras!) but she is still just cute. :)
--Little bit of crazy. Reese is no Beckster, craziness-level-wise, but she definitely has some crazy to her. Like, when she is restless, she has to be shaken to sleep (don't report me, we don't shake, shake her!). Everybody thinks I'm crazy when I tell them this, but babysit my kids and you will soon discover it for yourself (Brittany knows!). And when she is on the changing table, she kicks like a bucking bronco. And after she has been in her jumper, she does gyrations all day long! Whenever she is crazy we say she is "channeling Beck," haha.
--Kicks her feet together constantly. For this reason I have to pull up her socks about 10 times a day--I need to invest in some baby soccer socks!
--Loooves the "Zumba song." So a couple months after Reese was born I started doing Zumba (until the holidays rolled around...). Anyway, one night I was being silly to make Beck feel better about something, and did a little Zumba move while boom-ba-da-booming this Zumba song. Beck and Reese both loved it, and now whenever Reese is upset, I sing that song and it calms her down. She absolutely loves it. I will do it when she's not upset sometimes, and she instantly turns and finds me wherever I am and beams a huge smile. Cuteness!
--Shares mutual adoration with her older brother. They are in love with each other! Beck thinks she is the cutest thing in the whole world, and Reese thinks he is the funniest person ever. It's adorable to witness!
--Growing up too fast! We had Beck at the end of January (yes, he will be FOUR next week!), so the first few months of his life were pretty non-busy, cooped up in our little apartment during the winter, followed by the slow-going spring and early summer months. But a July baby is totally different. Once you get the hang of things after the first couple of months, before you know it is Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, add a 3-year-old brother to the mix--and your baby is 6 months old! It has seriously flown by!
She is the perfect addition to our family. We just love her and her sweetness!
Take a peek into the everyday lives of Adam, Kathryn and Beck Ririe! We are just a little happy family with a pretty normal life. :) Adam works full time as the Career and Academic Advisor for the College of Business and Communication, and I am able to stay home and take care of our cute little boy. We enjoy spending time together as a family and experiencing life's little moments together. Life is good. :)