Hello! Time to blog again and share about Zoe!
Poor girl got skipped out on her 4th and 5th month updates. #secondchildproblems. But now she’s 6 months and definitely changing! First, a look through how she’s grown month by month.
Nursing is still going wonderfully. During the day she nurses 5 times, then 0-2 times during the night. She nurses at pretty consist times each day (give or take about 30 minutes): 7am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm. If she wakes (which she normally does) it’s at midnight and/or 4am.
I had my first night away from her this past weekend and she did great taking bottles. We had to work hard to get her to take them without trouble, but now she’s a champ. The key was a very warm bottle. Picky little one!
We’ve started having her at the table with us and beginning to taste foods. We’re going to use the baby led weaning method again since it worked so well with Hunter, so instead of spoon feeding, we just give her soft big pieces (to start) of food. So far she’s tasted (but not really eaten) figs, strawberries, pineapple (3 favorites), avocado, banana, steamed carrot, cucumber, roasted yam and chicken. Pretty much whatever we have that’s soft enough for her to gum is fair game!
At her 6 month check up she weighed 13 pounds 10 ounces, in the 10th percentile for weight and I can’t remember her height but she was just about 50th percentile. She’s going to be a slender little girl I bet.
Her wake time is so much fun! She’s one happy girl and is rarely fussy. If she is sad there’s normally a reason – tired, hungry or poopy. She is now rolling from back to belly, and has just a couple times rolled the other way. She’ll sit by herself unsupported, but eventually falls over.
Books are a favorite, as is her brother. She thinks he is the funniest kid ever. He is pretty funny.
I switched her diapering system about a month ago to prefolds and covers and have been so much happier. We were having major leaking issues and I just couldn’t take it anymore. Good diapers make for a happy mama.
She is a total thumb sucker. As I’m typing this she’s laying in her boppy about to fall asleep sucking on her thumb. It’s pretty stinking cute.
Even though I haven’t shared about her sleep in the past few months, it’s been pretty consistent for a while. And the consistency is that it’s all over the place. Sometimes she sleeps through the night, sometimes she wakes once or twice. I’m thankful that from the get go she’s put herself to sleep, so that’s not an issue, just that when she wakes at night she doesn’t really go back to sleep by herself.
One big change is that Hunter and Zoe started to share a room about a month ago. But she’s really only been in there half the time. She is SO loud when she wakes, that Hunter really wasn’t getting the best sleep even if he wasn’t actively waking. I could tell from his behavior and also him telling me that he was tired shortly after waking. And to add in, our bedroom shares a wall with the kid’s room, so when she’s crying it is majorly loud. We’ve been having her switch between her crib in their room and the pack n play on the other floor to give everyone some better sleep. I’m thinking she’ll be in the pack in play until she is consistently sleeping through the night again.
This too shall pass… and then I might drink less coffee.
She naps 3 times a day: 2 short 30-40 minute naps around 10am and 12:30pm, then a longer 1.5-2.5 hour nap in the afternoon around 2:30pm.
That’s the latest with our happy little girlie. We just love her so. And her wild hair, please stay crazy forever.
What were your kids’ favorite first foods?
PS: I’m hoping and planning to get back into blogging more frequently than every couple of weeks! I’ve had so much I want to share, I just never get around to actually sitting down at the computer.
PSS: Read more of Zoe’s past updates on her page!