My dearest Jadzia,
You are 7 months old!! Wow! My little baby is turning into such a big girl and I can hardly stand it. I am enjoying every single second of your smiley little face!
You had your 6 month immunizations this month and luckily it was only one needle. You cried for a minute and were happy once again. You measured in the 10th percentile for height but you were slightly below the curve for weight. I’m not worried though because you eat well and I know you’re growing fine because of your adorable rolls everywhere. Plus, your sister was below the curve too and she turned out just fine. You get to visit with a dietitian anyway, but it’s nothing to worry about. The doctor was not worried at your 6th month appointment either.
You’ve finally decided to roll from your back to your tummy this month! Now you like to roll all over the living room and reach for any toy or object you can find. We have to make sure to close the gates so that you don’t fall down the 2 steps out of the living room. You still don’t like to be on your tummy too much though and so you tend to roll in circles to get back to your back. I like to spread toys around the room just to see where you’ll end up next!
Solid feeding is going pretty well. We’ve given you a ton of different purses and you’ve also had some bigger chunks of banana, chicken, bread, peas and corn. You even managed to get into your sister’s snack bowl and ate a couple popcorn twists! You little monkey! It’s great to see you interested in food! You’re very aware of when we are eating and you do try to grab whatever we have. I hope to expand your textures soon!
You went swimming for the first (and second) time this month. We went to a local swimming pool with some friends and just played around in the pool. The first time you went into the water, you were not very happy. The water was a bit cooler than you were are to. We had to wake you up from your nap to take you in, so you might have been a little hungry after sleep. The second time we went was much better and you enjoyed the water a lot more. You even played with some balls and rings!
Your Daddy got to put you to bed alone for the very first time this month. I went out with your Grandma to a play and left you with Daddy. He said you cried for a little while but then realized you were too tired to worry and fell asleep. Great job!
Speaking of sleep, you are definitely getting better. It’s easier for you to initially fall asleep and you are not waking up as many times just to whine. That means longer stretches of sleep! You’re average long stretch is 6-7 hours, which is just wonderful! When you wake up in the morning, you like to lay in your crib and talk and coo to yourself. I can often hear you through the walls and it is the best sound to wake up to! Now that you can roll over, you’ve started sleeping on your tummy. It’s not every time you sleep, but it is definitely becoming more of a regular thing.
We are working at getting you to sit up on your bum to play. You love rolling and being on your back, so the sitting thing isn’t as interesting to you. You will sit for a couple minutes but then you fall over. We are most often there to catch you when you fall, but if we miss, you are not usually upset about it. You just keep playing with whatever toy has your interest. Good thing we have carpet to soften the blow!
Honestly I can’t believe how fast the months are flying by. I love seeing you grow and enjoy everything around you. You are so loved!
Love your Mommy
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.
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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
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