Monday, March 3, 2014

Emma: 6 months

Date: March 3

Stats: 14 lbs, 14 oz (25th%), 26.5 in long (75th%) – long and lean baby with chunky legs :)

Sleep: She goes to bed around 6:30pm, falls asleep around 6:45 after taking up a storm and I dream feed her before I go to bed around 9:30. I ended up taking out the midnight dream feed and just let her go as long as she can…usually that is until between 2-3am depending on when that dream feed happened…but lately I think she's waking at that time because she's pooping in the middle of the night again. :( I change her, feed her and then she's back down until about 6 or 6:30am. It's a pretty good routine! Her naps are also doing well as long as we hit the sleepy cues early and don't go over.

Feeding: Exclusively breastfed. Eating every 3 hours during the day, sometimes closer to 4 hours. No solids yet, waiting until around 7 months or until her rashes start improving.

Clothing size: 3-6 month clothing is getting tight, also wears 6-12 month sizes. Just got her some new spring clothes in 9 month size and they fit perfectly!

Likes: riding in the carrier with mommy while we water the garden, not having socks on, stroller strides on Tuesdays and Thursdays, hanging out in mommy and daddy's bed in the morning on weekends, her new Comotomo teething toy, chewing on everything

Dislikes: being overtired while riding in the car, starting to get separation anxiety when someone else holds her

Teeth: None, but we can see two bumps on the bottom!

Biggest changes: She has definitely started teething. It will be so crazy to see her big smile with teeth there! She's super content most of the time and likes just being part of the action and observing everything. She is a big talker and talks herself to sleep at every nap and at bedtime. It's been a challenge with naps because she suddenly will only sleep in her crib and not anywhere else – it makes getting out of the house difficult. We have lost pretty much all the hair on the back of her head! Some of it is starting to grow back in and it's looking really light and blonde. We'll see what her hair ends up looking like…I think I see a curl forming in the front too. She is sitting up now with her arms supporting her and is rolling all over the place. She's gotten better at repositioning herself in the crib by scooting around. We're noticing that she lifts her butt up and is getting herself in crawling position – yikes! She's back in  her cloth diapers and we couldn't be more happy about that. We used disposables for about 3 weeks and towards the end had blowouts almost every day in the car seat. What a mess! Emma and I also joined Stroller Strides/Barre (Fit4Mom) and we try to go 2-3 days a week. It's so fun being outside and working out with her right there. Emma seems to enjoy it too!

Emma's rashes completely cleared up, then she had a flare up, then it went down and then she scratched her cheek up again. It's so close to being gone though! Her cradle cap is STILL there despite our efforts with trying pretty much everything. It's now started bleeding a bit and between that and her cheek bleeding (and other random scratches on her head), she's had bloody sheets a few nights lately. It's really scary and sad to wake up seeing that, but the doctor assured us it's ok and we would look at it at our appointment on Tuesday. I'm still on an elimination diet and treating her with supplements and creams for the rashes, we have our follow up appointment to that this afternoon!

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