Monday, June 18, 2012

1/2 a Year!

Our sweet Baby J is 6 months old!  It's amazing how quickly the months have gone by.  She's starting to do some kid things now, but thankfully she's still very much our little baby.  
Thankfully I wrote a lot in her baby book at 6 months, because she's actually approaching 7 months now.  She is honestly still one of the happiest, most content babies I can imagine.  She cries when she's hungry, if she really needs her diaper change and occasionally to get somebody to pick her up. 
Her favorite thing right now is her big sister.  She gives Little A more smiles than anyone else.  Little A is having more fun playing with her now too... reading her books and giving her toys.  Baby J squeals and laughs when her toys come "get her" and Little A likes to make the animals get her.  It's super cute to watch the two of them together.  She's also playing with toys more now.  She has a little blue elephant with the crinkle paper in it that she loves, and she likes Sophie too.
Baby J's big milestone this month was sitting up by herself.  She started sitting up in mid-May, and now that's all she wants to do.  Sometimes when she reaches for a toy that's out of her reach she'll end up on her tummy, but most of the time now she's sitting.
Baby J has continued to be a good eater.  She's a big baby now, weighing 17 pounds, 12 ounces and she's 26.75 inches long.  That puts her in the 80th percentile for both height and weight. 

We introduced oatmeal cereal just a few days before 6 months, but Baby J had a bit of a reaction (eczema rash on her bottom and legs) to the cereal, so took a break and then switched to rice cereal and haven't had any more problems.  We're hoping she outgrows the oatmeal reaction.
One area that hasn't been going as well is sleep.  She rarely sleeps more than 4 hours at a time at night.  Which makes for a tired Mama.  But it's summer now, so that certainly helps!  Hopefully she'll be sleeping through the night before I have to go back to work in the fall.  One cute thing about her sleeping (well, I think my burrito baby is always super cute when she's sleeping) is that sometimes she snores.  It's not loud, just a sweet little baby snore.

1 comment:

  1. SO big!! and SO beautiful!! I can't believe how old your girls are!!!