reese's 6th month

Friday, April 8, 2011

reese just passed the 6 1/2 month mark, but an update is better late than never...

another routine stop at the pediatrician
weight: 13 pounds 6 ounces (6 months), 14 pounds 1 ounce (6 1/2 months)
height: 25 inches
head circumference: 42 cm

the event of the month was that she finally rolled over! yay! and she is sitting up by herself! and she is going to sleep on her own and staying asleep through the night! 
it's been a big month!

we forgot to get a before photo, cake compliments of "pat-pat" (my mother-in-law)

she is rolling from front to back and side to side, and she is close to rolling back to front.  she is sitting up by herself and does very well balancing on her own now.  at times she gets just a little too curious of what's above sending her toppling over backwards, then the look of terror comes across and then the wimper. she seems to be having more symptoms of teething lately so maybe we will see some pearly whites one day soon!  everything she gets her hands on still goes directly to her mouth and she now gets her hands on everything within spinning distance.  she continues to talk up a storm, babbling and squealing all day.  she has been playing with her octaves more, really tuning the highest octave possible.  she has started the most adorable sign of excitement...panting.  any time she gets excited her arms go up in front of her and she pants. so cute. you can't help but laugh every time. we're working on da-da-da-da, but for now, she just smiles and laughs when we say it. that's ok too.

she is loving food. since her six month appointment showed a slight decline in growth, we have really started packing in the food in attempt to pack on the pounds.  we have had to introduce formula because there was just no way i could keep up with her needs so we are splitting the milk intake half and half.  who knew nursing your child would be such a challenge? the movies make it look so easy! however, i am super thankful i have been able to nurse thus far and am working hard to continue to do so. as for solids, reese is now eating organic fruits and veggies, no more cereals.  she loves fruits and loves veggies if they're mixed with fruits.  she started rejecting peas at one point, but has decided to willingly eat them mixed with anything else so i'm happy about that.  she is eating prunes, peaches, pears, bananas, apricots, apples, mangoes, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, peas, and green beans. she loves yogurt and we have let her have some of our all-natural fruit popsicles and she seems to really love those for her poor teething gums! so far we haven't found any negative reactions to any foods!

reese has developed a bedtime routine consisting of dinner, then bath, followed by nursing, then bed. bath time is still her favorite time of day! by the time she has kicked the water out of her tub and filled her belly, she is usually asleep before she even finishes nursing.  the nights she does make it to her crib awake go much more smoothly with the ferber method in place. she usually sleeps from about 7pm until 5am, wakes to eat, and goes back to sleep until 7 or 7:30am. we all sleep better these days.

lots of exciting things to come this month: grandma's still visiting, 6 month professional photos, pictures with the easter bunny, and reese's first easter.

happy spring!

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Anonymous said...

She's is so darn cute!
auntie L