(written June 19th)
Height: 28.75 inches (86.9%)
Weight: 18 pounds 7 ounces (42.9%)
Head Circumference: 17.5 inches (64.5%)
Clothing size: Still 6-9 onesies and jammies, but I love her summer clothes so we’ve been wearing some 9-12 things although they are a little big. Pants have to be 6-9 months… anything smaller is like capris and anything bigger covers her feet! She’s got short legs like her mama, I guess.
Eyecolor: Still changes by the day between gray, green, and blueish.
Teeth: Five! She had another upper incisor (“G” according to this dental chart) come in this month. It has broken through the gumline but is still coming down. So according to that chart, she now has teeth G, F, E, O and P.
Eating: I finally have something to write here besides just nursing! We are still taking it slow, so she’s usually eating only one meal per day, but it’s progress. She LOVES Cheerios (she can take two at a time!) and yogurt (strawberry and blueberry are her favorite flavors so far). She’ll eat applesauce with a dash of cinnamon, and we found out this morning that she doesn’t like peaches. She’s had a puree of mixed veggies twice- once she loved it, and the next time she didn’t want it at all.
Words: I’m adding this category this month because I think she’s just barely starting to try and use a few words. She’ll babble crazy consonant sounds all day long with a vehemence that suggests she really is trying to say something! So far we have:
– Dadada (for daddy)
– Mamamamama (for mommy, but she has only done this twice- both times were right after I walked into the room!)
– She was playing with a water bottle last night and kept saying “ba!” Not sure if it counts but I’ll write it anyway.
Favorite things: Her favorite toys are anything that technically isn’t a toy, which includes water bottles, the TV remote, Wii remotes, real keys, bracelets, wristwatches, cell phones, and laptops. She still dances to anything (even hymns or us just speaking in rhythm). Now that she can stand, she also loves “playing” the piano. Her favorite book is “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” by Dr. Seuss (the part about thunder makes her laugh every time)! She often crawls over to Jax to say hello (and steal his toy or try to pull on his face… he is so patient with her, thankfully)! She also thinks it’s a game to take the protective covers off the electrical outlets! Ahh! As far as toys go, I’d say she loves her little Fisher Price kitchen and her rocking horse the most. Anything that belongs to the dog is automatically fascinating…
And we’ve told her no a thousand times, but she loves waving the blinds around. (See that tag on the ground? Yup, she still loves those, too.)
Dislikes: Getting water poured over her head in the bath still makes her cry. She also cries more frequently over taking naps lately. She’ll be so tired but still get upset just because she wants to use all her fun new skills like crawling and standing!
Sleep: For some reason, her sleep schedule has been off ever since Grandma came to visit. While she was here, Kaya didn’t want to nap at all. Then she’s had days with either extra long or extra short naps… and yesterday she napped almost ALL day (6 hours). She is still going to bed around 7 pm and waking up between 6 and 6:30 am. Milestones, etc.: -Pulling herself up on anything, everything, and anyone she can get ahold of. She even takes a few steps while holding on to things!
-Speed crawling! She can be across the room in the blink of an eye! – Clapping! Cutest. thing. ever. The first time she did it, I actually had the radio on, and she started clapping to the beat of the song. Between that, her piano playing, and her dancing, I’d say we have a musical prodigy on our hands. But I’ve been talking about how much she loves music ever since she started wiggling to music while still in the womb.
– She waves a lot more now, but it’s still at really random moments.
– She’s started giving these HUGE, WET, open-mouth kisses! Michael has gotten a couple of them and I had one yesterday morning when I was loading her up in the car. So sweet!
Sometimes, lately, you are looking more and more like a little girl than much of a baby, especially when you laugh! At times, I’m sad you’ve grown so fast, but for the most part, I’m enjoying all the new fun things you can do! Seeing you standing at the edge of your crib and smiling at us every morning is one of my favorite parts of being your mom. I’m so proud of those chunky little thighs you have, and now that it’s summer and you’re wearing shorts (or no pants at all, let’s be honest here), I can lovingly pinch them more than ever! I still love our middle-of-the-night nursing sessions and snuggles. You really are my whole world.
And, of course, some outtakes for all of our amusement: