Wednesday, January 6, 2010

6 Month Update

So, it has been a little while since I have updated the blog. As you can imagine, things have been a little busy around here. We went home for the holidays, and have had visitors on and off since. Things will settle down, after John leaves on Sunday...maybe. So, let's recap the holidays and her 6 month update.

Wednesday before Christmas, we had her 6 month appointment. I am happy to tell you that she weighed in at 12 lbs. She also measured 25 1/2 inches long. Woohoo!! I am so relieved that she is on the right track. She is still little, but gaining weight like a normal baby. She has been doing very well with eating. She now takes baby food (veggies, fruit, meat and cereal) breakfast, lunch and dinner. She also continues to take her 4-5 bottles a day. She is growing like a little weed. Dr. Miller has also raised her hGH dose. Her neck strength is getting so good. In fact, during tummy time, she has started to lift her head and kick her legs. I was able to catch it on video. I am such a proud mommy! (See below for info on how to view videos.)

We had a good time in Florida for Christmas. It is always nice to spend time with family. Delilah received a lot of amazing gifts. Many that she will be able to grow into. Her all time favorite is her Kickin' Coaster (Thank you Aunt Conni, Uncle Adam, Logan and Wyatt). When we first put it together she wasn't sure about it, but now she is so happy when we put her in it. She lights up like a fire cracker. If you are wondering what a Kickin' Coaster is, well, it is best for you to just see it. (I showed this video to Sally and she thought it was the best thing for her.)<----Please see below for info on viewing video.

She is such a strong, wonderful little girl. Her personality is coming out more and more each day. She laughs more, smiles more and talks a lot. The coming months should bring many more accomplishments from our little princess. I can hardly wait.

On a sad note, John will be deploying Sunday for 6 months. He will miss a lot while he is gone, but I will do my best to keep this blog updated so he can see Delilah's progress. I may not post for a few days, but know that I will return. And if anyone needs a vacation, you are always welcome at my house. I would love the company.

I cannot seem to load anymore videos to this site(better with photos than videos). Luckily my new Flip comes with software that gives me my own "channel" online for you to view videos. In order to see the videos, I need your email address so that I can add you to the list. I believe every time I add a new video it will send you an email update. If you would like to be added to the list please send me your email address to or in the comment section. Some people have already been added.


  1. Kera
    Add me to you list. John will be in my prayers. Aunt Betty

  2. Kera, this is Kathy, Steve Simmons wife. He works with Jonathan. I would love to see your videos of precious Delilah as she grows! my email is

  3. Kera -

    I would love to see the videos. I check the blog regularly. You are doing a marvelous job! We will pray for John's safe return. My e-mail address is