Monday, September 17, 2007

Paige - 6 Months Old

My poor little Paige, I'm afraid she gets overlooked sometimes, but she really is such a bundle of fun and such a joy to our family. As my mom says - She's just the right size to hold and play with. We went to her 6 month checkup, and she is only 12 pounds 12 ounces (2%). She is my smallest baby so far (about a pound behind Macy at that age, and nearly 2 and a half pounds behind Austin). But, her little body contains so much spirit! I don't know what it is with my kids - they seem to come with a fire inside of them that they just can't seem to contain. She sits up now, and she is already going from sitting to hands and knees, then she starts rocking! I'm not ready for her to crawl; she is supposed to be my little baby! On her stomach, she can get almost anything she wants. She goes around in circles and kicks her feet against the floor to scoot. She is extremely determined (sound familiar?!?). As a parent, I'm always wondering about the debate between nature and nurture. It is obvious to me, watching this vibrant little girl, that she has been given this spirit, determination, and amazing curiosity and love for life. It makes me wonder what Heavenly Father has in store for her! I often think of the scripture in D&C 82:3 when I observe the amazing gifts, talents, and abilities that my children possess. "For of him unto whom much is given much is required."

At any rate, we are grateful to have her bright smile and exuberant squeal in our home. She truly brightens our day as she returns our greetings with enormous smiles, hugs, and "kisses" (she grabs our face and eats it). We love you, little Paige.


My Family said...

How could anyone overlook Paige. She is a beautiful baby. You went through so much to have your sweet babies. They have to be strong little spirits to fight so hard to be here. Thank you for sharing her with us. Happy 1/2 Birthday Paige!!

If you have a moment sometime, I'd like to talk to you. I remember all the struggles and heartache you went through before Macy. Thanks, Kim

Kimberly Porter said...

Emily, I want you to know that you also helped me when I lost my first baby & helped keep my faith when pregnant with Josh. Thanks for all of your kind words & prayers. I think you're amazing.

Jen said...

Ah, she's so cute!