Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lainey 6 Months

Happy 6 months Lainey! I love you so much little one! Well well well...we have turned a corner this month! Just in the past week or so you have suddenly become the best and sweetest baby! I suppose you have always been the best baby but your poor little tummy just hurt all the time for so long that we are finally seeing the real you. We just switched you over to Nutramigen formula (I may write another post on that hard decision later) and things are going great so far. I suddenly have such a content baby!

Size: I will update weight/height after we go to your check up on Thursday. According to our scale at home you weight 15.4lbs so we will see how accurate that is. You wear about 6 months clothes (some bigger, some smaller), and size 2 diaper. You have started to chunk up this month! I love love love baby rolls. I am curious to see if you have gone up much in weight percentile.

Likes: Well we discovered you like to swing. You like to chew on toys and my shoulder, but most of all your feet. You get really happy/excited when we lay you on your changing pad and act silly with you. I hardly ever change you up there because it is just easier to do it on the floor in the playroom. But for some reason you love laying on your changing pad in your room and you start kicking like crazy. You love your paci still. You love when we sing silly songs to you or do ridiculous voices. You really love Pop's silly voice. You enjoy bath time - although you don't smile or wiggle much - you mostly relax. You are great at running errands and you never make a peep in the Bjorn.

Dislikes: You still aren't a big fan of tummy time. You start fussing after a minute or so. Maybe one day you will like it!

Working on: You are making progress at grabbing and holding things, but you haven't made much progress on rolling over. I am not gonna throw out the L word (lazy), I'll just say you are more "relaxed", ha! I try to get you to practice sitting up, but you aren't close to doing it on your own yet. That's ok though - you can take your time staying a baby :) Plus it is easier with you not being mobile yet since I don't have to worry about you getting in to anything. 

Sleeping: Your sleeping has gotten so much better! I am amazed that I can just swaddle you, give you your paci, and then lay your down. You go right to sleep most of the time. You take about 3-4 naps a day. The length of time varies drastically. But usually at least one of those naps is a pretty long one. You go to bed between 7 and 7:30pm. You only eat once a night now and have even slept through the night a couple times - YAY!!! Your wake up time varies - but usually between 6 and 7:30am.

Eating: You are completely on formula now. The switch was hard and it took a few weeks of slowing mixing formula and breast milk since you hated the formula. I was very sad to stop nursing you, but I think this is for the best. We are still trying to establish an eating pattern, but lately you have been taking a bottle every 3-4 hours, about 4-5oz each for a total of 20-25oz a day. We have tried some baby food - pears, apples, sweet potatoes, and also rice cereal. So far you hate everything. Cambry was the same way though so I know you will come around eventually.

I am so very thankful that you are feeling much better. You are such a joy! You haven't had tummy issues and you are spitting up a lot less. You are smiling more and more, and even give us little giggles sometimes. All of this is such an answered prayer. It feels like we have had you forever, and yet I can't believe you are 6 months already. We love you so so much Lainey Bear!


Fiona said...

Can't believe she is 6 months old! Gorgeous girl! Sounds like she is doing so well this month and great to hear she is sleeping better and just doing great all around :)

Elizabeth said...

I love seeing your updates! Lainey is such a precious baby! I too had to start Dane on formula at 6 months. He was eating/needed more than I could produce! So I started supplementing for about a month and he eventually weened himself off of me. I miss nursing too but now he is getting as full as he needs to. Its for the best but always a hard decision especially since I nursed Laila exclusively, so I can relate. Miss yall! We should have a play date one day!