Chess is 6 1/2 months and had her doctor's check-up yesterday. She now weighs 19 lbs and 10 oz and is 27 inches long. At her 4 month check-up her height had increased a lot, and this time it was her weight that took off while she only grew 1/2 an inch longer. She had to have her finger pricked for blood work, but she didn't cry at all for that! Of course she screamed with her shots, but she calmed down very quickly. Once again, I was grateful Jared was there for moral support. Here are some pictures I took of her to celebrate being alive 1/2 a year!