Tuesday, 31 July 2018

6 months: half year birthday

I’ve now had a baby for 6 months and I get another 6 months with a baby until she turns into a toddler. It’s a bit sad how fast time is going.

But not really. Because she is after all the cutest embodiment of passing time.



14.5 pounds. Length, I dunno. Long.

Sits with support, rocks herself back and forth, rolls from back to tummy. Has rolled a couple of times tummy to back.

Pushes all the way up to her hands and turns her body around, though not crawling yet.

Likes to play with her feet, especially games of footsie with big sister. Very wiggly toes.

Squealing and giggling, especially at big sister. Loves to raspberry and laughs when other people do it.

Eating, eating eating. We started purées this month and Dani loooooooves them. She has eaten everything we have given her. She particularly likes a creation of her daddy’s: chicken, apple, prune and pear. We make our own baby food and use the packaged stuff if we are going somewhere.

We started offering formula only when I am away from her (eg date night) and grandparents are taking care of her. Pumping breastmilk was getting more and more onerous and I wasn’t getting enough. We figured she would drink formula as she eats and drinks anything. We were right. But otherwise still breastfeeding. 

Still self soothes by sucking thumb.

Mostly a good sleeper. Early riser (between 6 and 7) with sometimes a night time feeding.

Still incredibly snuggly and cuddly and huggable. 

AJ is still a loving and attentive big sister. And mostly considerate. We have talked on occasion about how she can’t just take toys away from Dani when she feels like it. One day Dani will be big enough to say no and be annoyed about it.

Still doing lots of family stuff and hanging out with other families a fair bit. The summer continues to be awesome; I just can’t believe it’s going to be August already.

Cuteness you can almost taste:








12 comments:

  1. She’s growing so fast! What a cutie.

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    1. Thanks! I know it’s crazy how fast they grow at this age.

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  2. That last picture! She's adorable.

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    1. Thank you. Dani has so much expression. She loves to communicate with people.

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  3. OMG that face! She is thriving mamma!

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    1. Thank you. I could kiss it all day. Sometimes do. 😀

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  4. She’s so beautiful! Such big eyes! And I adore the sleeping thumb sucking picture! Does she look like AJ as a baby? And I just love these updates!

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    1. There are definite resemblances but her smile and other facial expressions are completely her own, I think. Thanks! So glad I have happy updates.

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  5. Happy half year! What a happy eater! Sounds like you are all thriving!

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    1. I think so, thanks! But time goes so fast!

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  6. Aw so sweet! That's great that she is eating so well already. Chicken, apple, prune and pear sounds like a nice combination!

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    1. Baby food is so fun! We are having a great summer; hope you are too.

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