(written December 31st)
Height: 27.25 inches (93%)
Weight: 14 pounds 4 ounces (16%)
Head Circumference: 16.25 inches (17%)
Clothing size: All 3-6 month clothing (except her Christmas pjs, which were 9 month size with room to grow). I think I’m about to switch her wardrobe out for her 6-9 month stuff really soon, though.
Eyecolor: Steel blue.
Nursing: Still every 2.5 hours or so. We haven’t started solids, and I’m not in any hurry to. Her pediatrician said she’s doing great, so we can take our time and start whenever we’d like!
Favorite things: Playing airplane, laughing at Kaya’s craziness, when Daddy pretends to “eat her up”, warm baths, snuggles, nuzzling noses, being swaddled, getting tickled, and yelling as loud as she can.
Dislikes: Going to the doctor, apparently, because she screamed louder than I’ve ever heard her scream and went into complete hysterics before she even had her shots done! She also doesn’t like noisy environments with people she doesn’t really know… and getting her dressed/having her shirt put over her head. Other than that, she is an extremely happy baby!
Sleep: It felt like we (finally) hit a major milestone as far as sleep goes this month! She started sleeping from about 8 pm usually until anywhere between 4 and 6 am! Before we traveled for the holidays, she even had a few days in a row that she took a long (2 hour) nap in the crib. I haven’t gotten her to do that again, but we aren’t back to our normal daily routine yet, so there’s still hope. I used to always nurse Kaya before naps, lay her down, and she’d stay asleep. I nurse this little girl, and usually she wakes up as soon as I get up out of the rocking chair.
Also, she is finally sleeping in the crib! We had to change Kaya’s routine a little (and put the baby gate in front of their room, since she still likes to get out of bed and sleep on the floor). The transition went a lot more smoothly than I anticipated. Kaelyn actually started sleeping better before we even moved her over to the crib, so it was just good timing. Sometimes I still put her back to bed in her bassinet after she eats in the early morning hours so I don’t have to disturb Kaya again.
We also still swaddle her. I know that 6 months is a little old for this, but it works for now. She smiles so big when we wrap her up like a little baby burrito! Nicknames: Baba, Booboo, Little Elf, and KaeCake (which is how Kaya says “Kaelyn”!)
Milestones, etc.: -Finally, she ROLLED OVER! Yay. She is pretty much a pro now.
-She can almost sit up on her own. She’ll last a few seconds before toppling over! If she has the boppy pillow or someone supporting her just a little, she tries so hard to stay up on her own and does a pretty good job. I’m proud of my strong little baby!
-I’m amazed that she is now even taller than Kaya was at this age! Future volleyball or basketball player?
-All the baby milestone websites say that she should be babbling… she doesn’t babble so much as she YELLS at the top of her lungs! This girl can get loud! Sometimes she and Kaya take turns squealing at each other and giggling. Melt my heart!
-Besides the yelling, the rest of her language skills consist of “blowing raspberries” and making farting noises. She’s so good at it that sometimes I have to double check it’s really coming from her mouth!
-She’s started to suck her thumb!
-She discovered her tongue and loves to stick it out all. the. time!
You are beautiful. I love everything about your sweet smile, round cheeks, and beaming personality. You spread sunshine everywhere you go, and I’m not exaggerating- no one can look at you without smiling. I always get the best, biggest smile out of you first thing in the morning. You’ll barely catch a glimpse of me out of the corner of your eye, and you just start beaming!I feel so blessed to be your mommy. Every single day with you is a gift. Happy Half Birthday, Sweetie!