Thursday, March 24, 2016

Look at Her Grow: 5 and 6 Month Catch Up

So much has changed since my last post! Our little lady is 6 and a half months old now. Time is going faster than this mommy can handle. Here's an update: 

Growth: Izzy's next doctor's appointment isn't until a few days from now, but the last time she went to the doctor around the end of January, she weighed over 16 lbs! I'm sure she's gained a little and grown an inch or two since then because she's a VERY good eater. She wears size 6-9 month clothes and a size 2 shoe. We just moved up to size 3 diapers. 

Development: She seems to be learning new things every single time I pick her up from the babysitter's. She can now sit completely unsupported. I still worry about her getting tired and falling backward so I'm not quite ready to walk away from her sitting up, but she's getting better and better at it every day. She has also learned how to slide around on her belly and pull up on her hands and knees. I'm expected her to start trying to crawl any day now. My next project is baby proofing the house before she's completely mobile! We still haven't seen any teeth yet. I thought I'd see some soon judging by the enormous amount of drooling she was doing a couple months ago, but that's gotten a lot better. Turns out she wasn't teething at all! She still loves conversation. She's learned several consonant sounds. My husband's favorite, of course, is "Da da da da". I give him a hard time about it, but I have to admit that I did light up the first time she said "Ma ma ma ma". She LOVES music, and dances every time she hears any. It's hilarious. She's much more aware these days. She notices when I leave the room (and loudly objects), and she also understands the difference between a stranger and a familiar face. She warms up to strangers eventually, but we can't just play "pass the baby" the way we used to. 

Sleep: *sighs* We're still not quite there yet. She's still waking up at least once most nights. She slept through the night a few weeks ago for about 3 days in a row when she was sick with a cold. As soon as the cold went away, she started waking up again. I started letting her "cry it out" this week when she wakes up. She puts herself back to sleep after about 10 minutes and stays sleep for the rest of the night. Keeping my fingers crossed that this will work!

Feeding: We started solids soon after my last blog post. It's going really well. She's still an awesome eater. She eats her veggies just as eagerly as she eats her veggies. I'm still pumping, but not as much as before because she's eating baby food. She nurses in the morning before leaving and at night before bed, and she drinks 16 oz during the day at the babysitter. We feed her baby food about 3 times a day also. I've been introducing new foods to her each week. Soon after starting her on pureed pear, her face broke out in several tiny bumps, so I stopped giving her that. Her face cleared up after about a week so I think we'll try to steer clear of pear from now on. 

So that's about everything that's been going on with Princess Isabelle for the past couple of months! Hopefully I'll be able to keep up better from now on! 

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