Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Blakely's 6 Month Update
Height: 27 1/2 inches - 94%
Weight: 15 lb oz - 31%
Head Circumference: 17 inches - 72%
Vision: You are the most curious kid I have ever seen! You are constantly looking right and left and any which way you hear a sound coming from. You love watching your big sis and the TV always catches your eye.
Movement: You can roll both ways now and in bed you are a wild woman. You are completely flipped around by the time I get you after your naps. You sit up very well now on your own with an occasional tumble over. The most noticeable difference this month is the use of your hands. You are grabbing for things constantly...pulling food off the table, taking your sisters toys, grabbing food out of my hands while holding you. It's crazy. Just today I had you in the chest pack at publix and you managed to get the list away from me and pull out a hand sanitizer wipe off the cart.
Eating Habits/New Foods: You are still on a schedule of 3 ounces every 3 hours, except for at night. You regressed after my last post and went back to eating every 3 hours at night. Just last week I did a little sleep training and you are doing much better. Depending on what time you eat, you are going 4-5 hours between the feedings at night. For example, 9 pm then 3 am then 7:30 am. We have tried lots of new food this month, but you don't do so well swallowing. I think you still have your tongue thrust reflex so you push most of the food out of your mouth. You do love eating puffs! You like bananas, pears, avocado, and mango. You don't really like carrots, but we will try them again!
Sleeping Patterns: I clearly spoke to soon last month on the sleeping 6-8 hours, but we are getting better at night. You usually wake around 7:30-8, take a mid morning nap around 10:30 to 12:30, play with sis, then do an afternoon nap around 2:30-4. You are going to bed around 8ish and wake one time during the middle of the night to eat. You had 3 days of whining/crying, but you realized that wasn't going to help and you have been sleeping much better.
Sounds/Words: You said your first word! I think it was Dada, but I have not heard it since that one time. You do however say Mama all the time! You don't know what the meaning is, but you say it lots lol. You definitely have gained a voice and let us know when we need to pay attention to you!
-You rolled over from stomach to back
-You can sit up for at least 5 minutes by yourself
-You can say Mama & Dada
-You tried some new foods: pears, carrots, bananas, avocado
-You love to bounce in your play gym and walk backwards in the walker.
-You love taking showers with Mom and are fascinated by the water coming out of the shower head
-You had your first sleepover without Mommy!
Places you went/Adventures: You went to Rock the Universe with Mom, Dad, & D and Islands of Adventures the next day, You had a sleepover with Dad one night and Grammy one night while I was away on a bachelorette, you started going to Mom 2 mom in the nursery and have a great time (you won't sleep though I think it's FOMO), you go to watch your sister play soccer every weekend, you went to the beach one last time before fall, you went to your first volleyball game, and you watched your first FSU football game in your cheer outfit!
Clothes: You were size 6 clothes and can fit into some 9 month items. Your leggings can go up to 12 months. The 6 month sleepers are getting snug...mainly in length so we are switching over to the 9m ones soon! I find you outgrowing a lot of things your sister could fit into at this age. Just so soft and squishy. I could rub your thighs all day...they're so soft! You are still in size 3 diapers.
Sister updates: The fun is just beginning between you two. Delainey loves getting in your face and making faces so you laugh at her. She plays horsey with you and loves giving you her toys to share. She is such a bigger helper and always jumps up to hand you things when you drop them. You are much more vocal with her and it is fun to watch you sit and play with her!