Wednesday, January 9, 2013

6 months

This is a baby-related post. Please feel free to skip if you are not comfortable reading.

K turned six months old one week ago today!

Weight & Length: She's 13 lbs. 4.5 oz. (up 1 lb. 1.5 oz. since her last visit) and 24 3/4 inches long (up over 1 inch). She's still in the lower percentiles on both her weight and length, but the doctor is very happy with her growth and progress.

Sleeping: Two days after K hit the six month mark, she started sleeping through the night. It was like someone hit a light switch and she just decided to start sleeping better. The first few nights were hard on me because I would wake up paranoid that something was wrong and rush in there to check on her, more than once, during the middle of the night. But I'm getting better at not being such a helicopter mom. I think.

Eating: She's still eating around 4-5 ounces at each feeding, and anywhere from 20 to 26 ounces a day. We are full swing into solids now. She eats oatmeal twice a day and fruits/veggies two times a day, as well. She LOVES veggies and hates fruit. Strange, right? We've starting giving her blends so she gets a little of both.

Diapers: We are still using cloth diapers at home, but daycare will only do disposable. So we are using Huggies Natural Care there, and she's in a size 2 now.

Clothing: She is in practically all 6 month clothes now, though I think there are still a few larger 3-6 month onesies that she wears from time to time.

Personality: Still a sassy little thing. Seriously, K has the most entertaining personality. I can't get over it. Everyone has commented on what an expressive baby she is, and the older she gets, the more expressions she has! Her latest thing is screaming. Not because she's upset, mind you, but because she just likes to hear her voice. It's pretty hysterical. (Yes, I'll admit, I sometimes do wish for earplugs. It gets LOUD!) We try not to let her watch TV, but if it's on football, forget it. She's glued, and she'll actually "talk" during the game. If that's not proof she was meant to be ours, I don't know what is.

Milestones & Firsts: This was a big month for firsts: first Christmas, first "New Year," first time sitting up with no assistance, first time standing with something to grab onto - like a table or the couch, and first time eating more than one "meal" a day. She is SERIOUSLY moving around now, scooting and rolling every which way . . . including in her sleep. She is also no longer the baby in her class at daycare. Sad.

She's not so interested in sitting by herself, but cares more about trying to crawl and stand. Everyone keeps saying that's okay, though, so I'm trying not to stress it too much. Oh - and we are FINALLY getting some hair. Her bald spot is disappearing! I'm excited to see what her hair will look like.


dspence said...

Too fun! It sounds like she is right on track and a total joy.

Mellow MW Mama said...

holy crap! 6 months! Sounds like she is doing amazing and she is such a cutie. I'm so glad she is sleeping better for you all too.

missohkay said...

Awww! It just gets more and more fun as the personality emerges. Miss E loves football too (or as she calls it "poo pall!" That's all her dad - I am not a fan ;)

Dawn said...

I hope you had a great time celebrating K's first holidays! They can be so bittersweet. Happy six months!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like she's just doing so awesome!!