I’ve been a little baby-heavy lately in my posts lately, haven’t I? Or, more specifically, baby picture heavy. However, I have a lot of health related topics in my mind that I’m eager to discuss, but since we’re 5 days past my little lady’s six month birthday, I can’t possibly wait another day to share what she’s been up to.
Hailey’s schedule seems to be bouncing around a bit (especially with our traveling and car trips), but usually she’s up around 6:30 for “breakfast”. I feed her and she goes right back down before getting up for the day between 7:30-8:00. She takes one morning (usually 45 minutes) and one afternoon (usually 1.5 hours) nap. Bed time starts around 7:00 and after nursing and a bath, she’s down by 7:30.
She’s still rocking the sleep suit and it works great. We aren’t rocking (in the literal sense) her to sleep at bedtime anymore. I nurse her, then it’s bath time, then after hugs and kisses we put her in the sleep suit, turn on the white noise, put the pacifier in her mouth and quietly leave the room. I may or may not whisper I love you! one more time before walking out.
We went to the pediatrician yesterday and got 3 shots- ick. She doesn’t like getting them, but calms down right after and that’s the end of it. Of course my favorite part of the doctor is the stats!
Height 26 7/8” (75-90%)
Weight 16 lbs 1.5 oz (50%)
Head 17” (50-75%)
We are starting solids this week (finally!). I can’t wait to watch her reactions with food. I am going to continue to breastfeed her (usually 5 times a day) and am going to try the Baby Led Weaning route. I’ll do a full report on how it all goes. I’m just waiting for a day when David is home because I want him to be there for her first foods.
No teeth, yet, though the pediatrician says the bottom ones should be making an appearance soon. (I believe she said that last time, too, so we’ll see). After those couple days of teething (I think), all symptoms seem to have subsided.
The doc also mentioned that she may be one to skip crawling and go to walking because she loves standing (with assistance) so much and is great at bearing all her weight on her legs. Also, she’s not such a big fan of tummy time.
She loves her exersaucer and can usually be found chewing on the poor bird’s head. Everything is in her mouth these days. And she LOVES Koda. She shrieks and giggles when she comes near and has snagged Koda’s tongue in a death grip more than once. Poor pup.
Speaking of everything being in her mouth… her toes are still her favorite.
She’s a big fan of the stroller and will stay happy for hours if she has things to look at. (Side note, Dear GAP, your jacket is adorable, but I’d prefer my child not resemble anyone from the KKK, k? Thanks.)
She can sit up unassisted, though if she’s reaching excitedly for a toy, she gets pretty wobbly. (Side note: I’m going to try not to get addicted to Instagram!)
Overall, she’s a healthy, happy, funny little girl who I adore spending my days with. Her giggles (which usually sound like ‘ahhhhhhgggg’ sounds) melt my heart and I love tickling her ribs and getting a real belly laugh. I know I say it every time, but I love being Hailey’s mom. We are so blessed.