I remember when Hailey was only a week old thinking about how I wish she’d stay this little forever, but I can honestly say that every month just keeps getting more and more fun. I’m really hoping this continues forever. or until she turns 14 and inevitably decides I’m no longer cool. Can we skip that part?
She’s still sleeping wonderfully. We had one rough night where she was up every hour, but I totally blame myself and 2 two cups of coffee. Oops. But usually we bathe at 6:45, nurse her at 7:00 and she’s down between 7:15-7:30. She wakes up at 6:30 and nurses, then goes right back to bed for another 1.5 hours.
We still swaddle for night time, though I’ve found her like this once or twice in the morning.
Looks like the swaddle is on it’s way out. But not completely, yet. For naps I swaddle just her legs. I’ve tried no swaddle before and it turned into a 40 minute cry fest. Her legs are just so busy and she kicks so much that she is unable to go to sleep.
She is typically (always have to say typically, since things change day to day) napping 3 times. Around 9:45 she takes a 40 minute nap. Around 1:00 she naps for 1.5 hours and sometimes around 5:00, she’ll take a 30 minute cat nap.
She’s discovering more everyday. She babbles all the time and it will sometimes escalate into shrieks of joy. I think she is excited that she has found her voice. She is also using her mouth to experiment with various expressions. Her newest and favorite at the moment is the ‘squenched’ nose.
She still adores her feet and pulls her socks off so she can suck on her toes as often as possible.
Although I spend much of my day interacting with her, she is also pretty good at self play especially in the exersaucer. She loves using her feet to push herself around in the circle to play with the various toys.
She has also taken a stronger interest in Koda. I love watching them watch each other and envision a beautiful friendship to come.
Her motor skills are developing as well. She can take the pacifier out of her mouth and put it back in by herself. She loves to stand. Her hand always seems to be opening and closing and her little pinches can hurt. And her giggles. I love her little shrieking giggle, which she does quite often, especially if we tickle her ribs, bounce her on the bed or sneak up and scare her (sounds mean, but she loves the surprise!). Bath time is always good for some giggles, too.
I’ve begun to get emails about what she is eating. At this point, she is still exclusively breastfed. She eats 5(ish) times a day (6:30ish, 10:30ish, 2:30ish, 5:00ish and 7:00) *Always ‘ish’ because every day is slightly different and I don’t follow a strict schedule with her.
I am going to write a post with more details on the topic, but I plan to begin introducing solids around 6 months, so in the next few weeks. She is showing signs of interest (grabbing, air chewing, etc). I am highly considering taking the baby-led weaning approach and will write more about it at a later time.
I feel like I haven’t done much baby-related posting lately, but it’s because I haven’t had a whole lot to write about. Things are going smoothly and I love living everyday with my little family.
If you have any questions or any ideas for topics you’d like me to discuss, please just let me know!