Sorry to be so late with this post guys. The month has just gotten away from me. Our little girl has just been moving and grooving. Just going through developments. This month we conquered the art of sitting on our own! It's been glorious for her because she can play and play and then topple over. She thinks it's hilarious. We army crawl around and get up on all fours. Rocking back and forth means it's coming, but we haven't fully crawled yet. Mommy and daddy are waiting on baited breath......**need to secure bookcase to wall and get cabinet door closers** She also loves her walker at grandma's and her jumper at home. Anything where she can work her legs she loves it. Her jumper is right in front of the television also, so we try and play her Baby Einstein DVD's when shes alert enough to care.
We started solid foods too! It was glorious to watch her figure things out. She makes the MMMM noise when she eats her oatmeal, loves banana's and sweet potato. She tends to make a huge mess, but its fun to play with our food right? We're doing a mixture of puree's and BLW and she's really good at picking up the food with a pincher grip!
Something less than fun, but a milestone none the less. Emma caught the flu for the first time. Waking up at 4am to a crying baby with a 101 degree temperature was so not fun. We gave her some Tylenol to cut the fever and the next day took her into the office. After being prescribed Tamiflu, we were well on our way to feeling better, until she coughed in mommy's face and gave it to her! We got another tooth, her right lateral incisor, and the left has been on its way out for a couple of weeks. Cue the drool and fussiness, but she tends to take the pain relatively well. We do give her Tylenol when she has a rough day just to soothe the pain. Cold teethers help also.
Bath time is still her favorite time of the evening. She eat solid foods while we eat our dinner and then off to bath with dad. She squeals and kicks and thoroughly enjoys all her toys. Our pup loves to watch her play, but when she gets too rambunctious in the tub she gets worried and tries to rescue her. After bath she gets nakey baby time in her room before its time to fall asleep. She found herself in the mirror and loves to "play" with the baby in her room. She giggles and hits the mirror and tries to figure her out. It's just precious!
This Month Stats:
Weight: 16 lbs 1 ozs (27%) Follow up flu booster
Last Month Stats:
Weight: 14 lbs 7 ozs (20%)
Height: 25.5" (38%)
Head: 17.25" (84%)
Updated weight: 15lbs (24%)
Eat: Still going strong with the breastmilk. I'm still taking the supplement and can pump between 11 and 12 ounces over three sessions. With the introduction of solids it's hard figuring out when to feed her solids and still give her the breast enough. I always try to feed her the breast before any solid foods so she will continue to breastfeed. Usually it's what she wants anyways. I will offer the breast every two to three hours. More often than not she will take it.
Sleep: Ahhhh sleep. Some nights I get a glorious three hour span....maybe four....not very often. Naps are still ridiculous. She's sticking to a two nap schedule and she likes it like that! Honestly if she's not asleep past 4pm....but no later than 530....she is a beast at 7pm. So tired and cranky! But what can we do. We try to keep her on a schedule but it just isn't fail safe! Nighttime is better. She's usually asleep by 8:15 and will stay asleep until about 10-11pm when she wakes. I nurse her back to sleep and shes usually ok until about 2-230am. Most nights its up in the air whether she wakes a million times or not....damn teeth!
Diapers: Sill in size twos. Back to Pampers! YAY!
Milestones to date:
Bringing her home: July 2nd (1 day old)
First Bath: July 4th (3 days old)
First Holiday: Independence Day (3 days old)
Held Up Head: July 11th (1 week old)
Lost Belly Button: (8 days old) First Walk (2 weeks old)
First Smile: July 27th (3 weeks old)
First Trip: Lake Tahoe/Carson City (5 weeks old)
Found her hands: (6 weeks old)
First Swim: (6 Weeks old)
Laughed Out Loud: Sept 25th (12 Weeks Old)
Rolled Over: October 28th (3 Months Old)
Found Her Feet: November 2nd (4 Months Old)
First Teeth: December 3rd (5 Months Old)
Sat on her own: January 7th (6 Months Old)
Ate Solid Foods: January 7th (6 Months Old)
And for the monthly photo dump!
|In the walker, cruisin|
|Beauty in the morning|
|First taste of oatmeal, runny and all over my tray and bib!|
|I'd say it was a sucess|
|Sitting up unassisted!|
|Mohawks before bath|
|"Who's that baby in the mirror?"|
|Holding her own bottle|
|Loves her wonder wheel|
|And her jumper!|
|"Animal pant prints out control!"|
|Imitating daddies hair|
|I'm so excited!|