This month marks your half year birthday! That’s right, you’re 6 months old already. I can’t hardly believe how the time is flying. You are a joy to watch and grow. You are exploring, learning and taking in everything from the world around you.
You are very oral orientated and every single thing within reach goes into your mouth. It doesn’t matter what it is. Well I guess food is an exception because you’re still tentative about that. We started you off with a few solids this month. You aren’t too keen on them yet, but you’re learning the textures in your mouth before you spit them out. Lol. You’ve had rice cereal, butternut squash, sweet potato and apple sauce so far. I am sure we will explore a little bit more in the upcoming months. I sure hope you learn to love food!!
The biggest thing that happened this month was that we hired a sleep expert. Mamma was tired of being up every 2 hours with you. Almost a month later, you are only waking up 2-3 times a night, which is a huge improvement. It’s not perfect, but at least you are learning to soothe yourself and go back to sleep on your own….sometimes. I hope your sleep continues to improve and someday you might actually sleep through the whole night. You have 2-3 naps per day depending on what we are doing. Most of them happen in your crib, but some are in the car seat when we are out and about.
You are rolling from front to back like a pro, but you still haven’t figured out how to get past your arm when going from back to front. You keep trying but no success yet. You also started doing little sit ups by raising you head up off the floor and trying to look at your feet. You might start sitting up soon!
You love giggling at your big sister. She amuses you so much. I just can’t wait until you can run after her! You also love jumping in your jolly jumper. It your favourite toy for sure!
You weighed in at 12lbs 9oz for your 6 month birthday. Still small but growing too. I am sure you’ll keep us wondering what weight you’ll be next, just like your sister did.
It was a pleasure to celebrate my first Mother’s Day with you. We went to a family brunch, which you slept through the entire time. It’s a shame because everyone wanted to meet you. We only see them once a year but you had no interest. Hahaha. I can’t wait for all of the future Mother’s days we have together.
Oh little girl, I just love being your Mom. It’s seriously the best job in the world. Please keep amazing me every day.
Happy 5 months baby girl! I’m pleased as punch that you’re growing up and putting so much joy into our lives.
You started off this month with your second round of immunizations. You did better with the needles than the first time for sure! Luckily no fever or anything either. Sorry for the pain baby, but it’s for the better.
You came down with your third cold of your life this month. So much sneezing and stuffy nose time. At least it passed within a week.
Sleep still isn’t so great. As previous months, you are up anywhere from 3-6 times per night. We are going to have to do something more drastic in the coming month in hopes of getting you to sleep longer stretches. Everyone is super sleep deprived around our house. However, you’re napping regularity in your crib and doing well at that. I think we had 1 day where you napped 3 hours! Yay.
The Easter bunny paid you a visit for the very first time. You actually slept through all the egg hunting that your sister did, but at least you were awake during Easter dinner. Next year I’m sure you’ll love collecting all the eggs with Ezri.
We had ourselves an all girl week this month because your daddy had to go away on a business trip. You were a lucky girl as we went over and visited your grandma and grandpa every night that your daddy was gone! You got lots of cuddles from them. You didn’t even make strange with daddy when he came home either, so that’s a bonus.
You are interacting and laughing at your sister so much. She loves to entertain you and can’t stop kissing your forehead. You think it’s funny when she does silly things. Whenever you cry, Ezri says, “Oh no, don’t cry baby” to try to make you feel better. She will often bring you a toy as well.
Grabbing things into your mouth is your favourite thing and everything within your reach is fair game. I can no longer eat while holding you because you want my fork, food, water glass, etc…basically everything that is near you. You love to try to get it all towards the vicinity of your mouth. Heck, you’ll even suck on the table edge if you can get close enough. You must be teething.
Two days before you turned 5 months, you rolled over!!!! You went from front to back with purpose. You’ve since done it about a dozen times. We are so proud of you. Hoping that rolling back to front will come soon too!!
Baths are a nice way for you to relax before bed time and you are really enjoying the water lately. It makes me excited to get you into a swimming pool! I hope you’ll grow a great love for the water.
The months are sure zooming by, but I am loving every single minute that you’re in our lives.
Love forever from your Mommy
My poor baby is sick. Ezri started off with a runny nose last Wednesday and then preceded to keep us up most of the night. She wouldn’t stop crying and whining. None of our usual tactics to calm her down would work. Peter and I were actually quite worried as we had never seen her act that way before. We actually moved downstairs and watched TV for a bit in the middle of the night. Never has that happened before. Finally she passed out for a couple hours, but it didn’t last long. As Peter had to work, my Mom and I took Ezri to the clinic Thursday morning, just to be safe. We wanted to rule out anything we could. Luckily, we got in to see the doctor quite quickly so there wasn’t too much waiting. There wasn’t much to be done and we were sent home with instructions to try to help her feel better.
Now, it’s been a week and Ezri is still sick. She developed a terrible cough over the weekend and we know her throat is sore. She is very cranky whenever she has a coughing fit. She refused to take any medication for days, but finally took some last night and today. She only sleeps a couple hours at night and then is up coughing and whining again. Naps are barely an hour long before she’s up crying again. It’s been a tough week for sleep, what with being up with Ezri AND Jadzia more than 8x per night.
Ezri has never had a cold this bad before. I am hoping it’s not something worse than just a cold. I’m always worrying. If her coughing is still this bad by Friday, I think we will take her back to the clinic. Thank goodness for our wonderful health care system.
Of course Jadzia has caught this cold as well. She only seems to have the runny nose part and a tiny cough. She’s definitely in better spirits than Ezri is. I am hoping she will recover soon too.
It hurts my heart to have my babies sick. I feel so helpless. Hoping everyone becomes 100% once again very soon!