I figured I'd do a baby update and then you guys can leave me questions in the comments section if there's something else you'd like to hear about :) Not sure how the comments section is behaving these days - comments should show up immediately (otherwise, they've been lost forever). You can always email me instead thegiraffelife AT gmail DOT com if that happens.
So anyway! Baby stuff! I mishmashed this format from a bunch of other blogs that do monthly updates on their kids, like Kelsey, Amber, and Becky.
|My yoga assistant|
weight - 18 pounds, 11 ounces (8.5 kg) last week
height - 26 inches (66 cm) at 6 months
wearing - size 4 diapers and 12 month clothes
teeth - the bottom 2! They popped through in June.
swinging in the baby swing at the park
clapping (she can't quite do it herself yet)
walks in the stroller
looking at a mirror
dancing (being held while I sway, bounce, "dance" to music)
water! pool, beach, bathtub, whatever. She splashes up a storm!
peek a boo (makes her laugh every time)
watching fish tanks
putting everything in her mouth
I LOVE seeing her smile and hearing her laugh. It's seriously THE BEST.
something being taken away from her. (like when I turn around and see her trying to put my shoe in her mouth, bleh!)
diaper changes! She screams and wiggles away immediately when I put her on her back.
Still nursing 7ish times a day plus eating solids. We skipped cereals and just give her table foods (sometimes called baby led weaning). So far she's enjoyed everything we've offered (pear, watermelon, potato, broccoli, beets, carrots, spinach, rice, macaroni and cheese, green beans, pizza crust, pancakes, peaches, yogurt, asparagus, pickle, plum) except banana. I'm not a huge fan of bananas either so I can't blame her!
two naps a day, usually one in the morning and one in the afternoon
bedtime is around 6:00ish and she sleeps til about 3:00 - 4:00, eats and then sleeps again til about 5:30 - 6:30
This has been the toughest part of parenthood for me (other contenders: sending her to daycare and the first 8 weeks of breastfeeding). Baby girl was all about partying at night when she was brand new and was still eating 3-4 times at night til she was about 2 months old. She gradually phased that out and we've been at 1 night feeding since she was about 3 months old. Plus she puts herself to sleep now rather than one of us rocking her forever. THANK GOODNESS. I couldn't function with the crazy interrupted sleep - it made me so impatient, irritable, super hungry, and unable to think. My husband would tell me things and twenty minutes later, I'd have no recollection of the conversation at all. These days I'm not as well rested as I used to be, but I'm very close! :)
crawling! She is all over the place and it's hilarious to watch. Ordered some stuff on Amazon so we can start baby proofing things!
2 teeth in June
baths in the regular bath tub (we had her in a baby tub previously)
So exciting to watch! I also love the inexplicable pride I feel when she does something new (as in - I didn't teach her to roll over, but I definitely teared up when she did it the first time, ha!).
And . . I think that about covers it. Life is good! Can't wait to see what this month brings!
Any questions? :) How's life in your neck of the woods?