Thursday, May 30, 2013

6 Months

Half a year since our little one was born and she is getting cuter by the minute. She has learned so much this past month and I know it's just the beginning.

At 6 months, she is . She eats every 3 hours during the day and is eating 2-4 cubes of solids a day. I say cubes because I have been making her food and freezing them into ice trays. After they are frozen I put them in a freezer bag and take out 2 cubes for each feeding. We try to do 1 fruit and 1 vegetable a day but sometimes I get lazy and only feed her one or the other. She has had squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, avocado (doesn't like), bananas, apple and nectarine. She wasn't a huge solid food eater till the day she turned 6 months and ever since she has been eating really good. Guess that's why they say you don't need to start them on solids till their 6 months.

She has pretty much mastered sitting up. Sometimes she will get distracted and fall backwards or try to reach for something and fall forwards but for the most part, she sits for an extended amount of time. She waves. We are trying to teach her to do it on cue when we say hi or bye bye but she hasn't quite figured that out yet. She waves with her wrist so I call it her pageant wave. It's adorbs. She puts her arms up when she wants picked up and she reaches for you when she wants you. Derek was out of town all last week and when he got home she lunged towards him. Melted our hearts. She is scooting a little.  She can push off the ground with her feet and rocks back and forth when she's on all fours.
the wave
Loves touching the carpet and grass
Mama was her first word! She has no idea what it means but she says mmmm, mom, and mama quit a bit. What can I say, I'm her fav :) She mostly says it when she's mad but that's beside the point. We are working on dada. She loves bouncing on your knees to this is the way the lady rides... Going fast like the farmer rides is her favorite part.

She is constantly playing with her feet. It's only a matter of time before she figures out how to get them to her mouth.
Sleeping is 1 thing she is still not the best at. I was hoping she would consistently be sleeping through the night by now but she isn't there quite yet. She goes to bed at 7:30 and usually wakes between 3-5am, eats for 5-10min and then sleeps till about 7am. Sometimes she'll sleep through the night till 6am but then she doesn't go back to sleep so I kind of like the middle of the night feeding more. She naps around 9, 1 and 5 for 30min to 3 hours. Some days she cat naps all day and sometimes she'll nap for at least an hour at each nap. Except the evening nap, that is always 30 min. She is still doing great at putting herself to sleep and prefers to sleep on her side or belly.

We had her 6 month well visit today and we are going to start her on zyrtec for her allergies. The doctor said she has always been a pretty stuffy baby so there's a good chance it's allergies. She constantly has a runny nose and her eyes get red and itchy. Hopefully some medicine will clear her up. We stopped her reflux medicine 3 weeks ago and she has been doing fine without it. She rarely spits up and if she does, it's a tiny bit. The doctor was happy with her motor skills and said she looked great. We are going to introduce meats, puffs and sippy cup of water to her diet. She has tried a sippy twice and does really good at tilting it up and drinking from it.
Collins, you are loved more then you'll ever know and I hope that you'll always find happiness like you do now. I think I've said it before but your smile is so contagious. You start smiling as soon as you hear someone come into your room when you wake up and you smile until you go to sleep at night. I love you with all my heart baby girl.

1 comment:

  1. She is so adorable! Love the giraffe print outfit!