Nellie Rose – 6 Months Old


My sweet, darling, baby daughter.

Today is your 6 month birthday. At 4:15 PM, exactly 6 months ago today you were born into this world and my life changed forever. It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that you’ve been in our lives for half a year already, because it’s gone by so quickly it seems like you were born just yesterday. You have changed and grown so much it’s mind-blowing. The past 6 months have not been easy. They have not always been pretty. They have been challenging, wonderful, amazing, frustrating… But they have all been worth it.

You have become the center of mine and your daddy’s universe. You fill our hearts with joy and love, and we cannot wait to see what each day as your parents will bring. We love to creep into your crib to wake you in the mornings because you greet us with such excitement and happiness. Nellie, right now you are doing some awesome things! You have TWO teeth. You eat rice cereal and baby food. You love sweet potatoes, green beans, and carrots the best. You don’t like peaches or pears. You’ve taken to sticking your tongue out and blowing raspberries when you get excited. You can roll from your back to your belly, and from your belly to your back. You can sit up by yourself for about a minute before you topple over. If I let you grab onto the edge of a couch, or the ottoman you can stand while holding it for maybe thirty seconds before your little legs give out from under you.

You love your stuffed animals, Fox and McCracken. You laugh, and it’s the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard. It’s getting easier and easier to send you into a fit of giggles. The easiest way to go about doing so is to tickle you under your armpits, or blow raspberries at you. You had me doubled over laughing at Target the other day!

You know your name, and you’ve begun reaching for the people you want to see a little. It’s more like an outstretched arm and a lean, but we call it reaching. You get little tastes of everything we have, and anytime you see a soda can you flip out and think that it belongs to you.

Nellie Rose, this time last year I didn’t even know if you were a little girl or a little boy. I knew that I loved you with all of my heart. Thank you for making the past 6 months of my life amazing, hectic and joyful. Thank you for being my daughter. I am so proud, so honored, and so happy to be your mommy.

Sticking your tongue out at me
You and your daddy

Such a big girl.

Beautiful you, through the months

Happy Half Birthday, Nellie Rose.


  1. Stopping by from SITS!

    Happy SITS day! I love this post to your daughter. Children are such a miracle aren't they??!
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  2. Wow a wonderful, wonderful letter! What an awesome thing to share with your daughter when she gets older too. I wish I had done something like that for my baby boy. My six-month post (he just turned 8 mos yesterday) was a celebration of woo-hoo the colic finally ended!! If I could go back in time I'd write a few more "happy" posts. Congrats on your SITS day :) Off to read some more of your posts!

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

  4. What gorgeous, GORGEOUS eyes she has!! She looks like she's getting ready to enjoy her new life to the fullest. I can't wait to send these blogs on to my nieces, all of whom have little ones. I love your idea of writing a letter to your daughter on her "birthday".

  5. she's a stunner and she has her momma's funny and sweet personality. I will make a point to visit more often
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  6. :-) She is so adorable- I understand what was said about ovaries "pinging" a little!
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  7. So precious…got my baby fever going again! What a beautiful little girl. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. She is so sweet. Thank you for sharing your letter with us. This is a post to keep for your daughter to read when she gets as old as my son. He's 24 and it seemed like yesterday I had to same experiences and feelings that you do. Hold on to your baby and enjoy that time with her. It gets better but that time is so special.
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  9. What a cutie!!

    They grow up so fast!
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  10. If that Nellie isn't the cutest little thing! I love your 6 mos update. And those photos at the bottom, so cool!

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  11. Happy Sits day. I love your baby's name and she is so cute she's edible! I'll look forward to perusing your posts.

  12. Thank you for sharing these beautiful memories and recollections of your precious little girl at 6 months!
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  13. OH SHE IS SOOOO CUTE! Your letter touched my heart. I have two silly little girls who are 2 and 3. Wait till you get to that age. You'll still feel the same.

    (((HUGS))) and happy SITS day!
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  14. She is so absolutely adorable! What a fantastic entry! I love it so much and it made me smile from ear to ear!
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  15. Happy belated birthday to your adorable one and Happy SITS day. I like the last picture (before collage) best.

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