Monday, June 11, 2018

G is 6 months!


HAPPY 1/2 YEAR BIRTHDAY G!

This feels at least somewhat momentous!  Our newest family member has now been here for six months.  

FACTS:

1) She is happier now and easier than she was just a couple of months ago.  She is in that lovely sweet spot where she can entertain herself for a bit on her own BUT can't move anywhere!  



2) She's not sitting up for very long (slumps over after a few seconds) but is getting close.  

3) There are two teeth visible through the bottom gum!  My earliest tooth eruptor (A was 9 months I believe; C was 7 months). 


4) Nope, she's still not sleeping through the night or even close.  She passes out completely tired at around 7pm.  Last night she ate at 11:30 and 3:15; Saturday night was better (one feeding at 12:30am, then 5am).  She'll probably be up soon.  She often will wake around 5 or 5:30 and talk to herself contentedly for quite some, so I've been trying to let her do that until closer to 6:30 or 7 if she's reasonably happy.

5) I can't seem to care much about #4.  I do not currently have plans to do any sleep training (we did minimal training with A and didn't do anything formal w C).  I know she won't be doing this forever.  

6) She finally moved to her crib at night this weekend!  



 7) I am not sure how much she weighs.  She was 15 lb 6 oz at her 4 month visit (88%).  Maybe 17-18 lb?  She is not small :)  Her thighs are awesome.  We will find out at her pediatrician visit next weekend.

8) She's now eating some solids (actually we started around 5m).  Likes: sweet potato, avocado, baby oatmeal.  Dislikes: peas from a jar (but will eat them pureed and mixed with other veg).

9) She has definitely been dragged everywhere more than the other 2 from a very young age.   She doesn't seem to mind.   This weekend she had approximately 15% of her naps in the crib.



10) Shockingly I still have a freezer with a bunch of milk in it.  I've been keeping up w/ pumping.  Most days I manage to produce what she eats (only 9-10 oz most days while I'm at work).   I think she makes up for it with this nighttime feedings.  

I stressed about this SO MUCH in the first 5 months but in the past month or so it has been easier and less of an issue.  I'm not sure how long I will pump, but I'd like to keep it up at least until our family trip (early August . . . now about 8 weeks away) and then might reduce pump sessions at work after that.

It was a great weekend!  Highlights included pool time, a night out at a going-away party, and a lot of good food.  I'm totally behind on some work things, but I think everything will play out okay this week.  (Or dare I hope).


The other 2: Annabel trying rock climbing; Cameron in his element @ the children's museum