Sweet P just turned 7 months old yesterday, but like many moms, I am way behind at pretty much everything! Since I’m wanting to at least write quarterly updates, I will just share where she was at 6 months, and hopefully get around to writing about the rest of the craziness in our lives soon too!
Weight & Length: This girl is growing like a weed! At her 6 month appointment she was 16 lbs 5 oz, putting her in the 56th percentile! With Little P we struggled to get out of the 4th percentile until he was 2 years old, so it’s nice we don’t have to worry about getting more calories into her like we did with him. She was 25.25″ long and in the 30th percentile.
Sleeping: Ever since nap training right before 4 months she has been napping great. She takes long morning and afternoon naps (1-2 hours each) and a short catnap (30 minutes or so) in the evening. However, she only slept through the night for about a month or so and we went back to waking about every other night. It was a bummer, but not too bad, especially considering how horribly she slept as a newborn. Thankfully after her middle of the night feed she’s good at going right back to sleep.
Eating: Sweet P continues to get half of her liquid ounces from Alimentum (hypoallergenic) formula and half from breastmilk donors who are dairy free. Right around 5.5 months I decided we would introduce some solid food to start practice with eating. It took Little Piñata several weeks to get the hang of eating off of a spoon, so I thought it would be the same for her. But, from her first bite of bananas she was loving solid food! The bad news is that the week we started solids (bananas, sweet potatoes and carrots), she started waking more at night and being fussier in the evenings. I decided to just put off solids for a few weeks until she turned 6 months. I’ll share more about what happened when we tried again in another post.
Clothing: Sweet P is still wearing size 3-6 month clothes, but there are some 6-9 month clothes in her rotation as well.
Personality: This girl is sweet as pie as long as it’s not bedtime. Bedtime is not her favorite time, which is the same time of day that her colic reared its ugly head, so we are used to that being a cranky time of day. However, the rest of the day she loves giving cheesy grins, belly laughing at her big brother, and grabbing our faces and smiling. When she is happy she is so calm, which I think will be a nice balance from her wild older brother as they grow up.
Milestones & Firsts:
– Started grabbing our faces and pulling us in for open mouthed sweet baby kisses.
– Tried bananas, carrots and sweet potatoes
– Started blowing ‘raspberries’
– Said “goo goo!” It was just once but it went on the baby calendar.
– She started sitting up all by herself.
– She is obsessed with her jumperoo and getting those legs going.