I had great intentions of blogging more often, but it just seems like time flies by! Since I missed posting about Blair turning 5 months, I’m combining months 5 & 6 🙂
I feel like she’s grown so much in months 5 & 6, and I know that the next few months will be full of milestones, too. I’m pretty sure she’d be happy if she could walk already – you can tell she wants to, and she ‘talks’ to you like she’s trying to have a conversation!
We realized the other day that she’s so close to being on the move and we’ve done zero baby proofing. I’m pretty sure we need to do that ASAP, because she’s going to be into everything before we know it. She already has a mischievous side!
We (okay, I) had a hard time transitioning her to the crib at night. She slept in our bedroom in her swing, pretty much from day one. She started out in the Rock ‘n Play, but that lasted about two weeks, until she started to hate it. We quickly realized she liked the swing and ended up taking advantage of that for the past 6 months. It put her to sleep pretty much instantly, so it was hard to break her (and us) of the habit. We tried putting her in the crib for daytime naps, but she absolutely hated it. We spent an hour just getting her to finally fall asleep, and then she’d sleep less than 30 minutes. We didn’t put as much effort into it as we should’ve, and we kept using the swing at night because we knew it meant we’d all get some sleep. Well, finally, we put her in her crib Saturday night for the first time – and she slept pretty great. I, on the other hand, woke up over and over until 3am and then when I finally got into a deep sleep, she woke up at 5, 7, and 8:30am. So Sunday morning was not pretty!
Sunday night was her second night sleeping in her crib – and she did great! I even got some sleep, too 😉 After 6 months, I think we just might have a crib sleeper – this little trick helps a ton, though (more to come on this!).
Blair’s 6-month stats:
26 inches long
Wearing mostly 6-month clothes, but a few 3-month shirts/onesies still fit. Length-wise, she could probably start wearing her 9-month clothes – but I’m not trying to rush it. Can she just stay little?! 🙂
- Sophie the Giraffe
- Her Wubbanub
- Sweet potatoes!
- Rolling around
- Grabbing Paige (poor dog)
- Her feet
- Chewing on everything
- Her sippy cup (side note: I didn’t know you gave sippy cups to 6 month olds…the doctor said to start trying it, and she loves it!)
- When we sing to her
- Her car seat (unless we entertain her while we’re putting her in it!)
- Shoes, socks, or anything that covers her feet (she’ll kick blankets off, too!)
- When I leave the room
- When we won’t let her have something (like our cell phones, our food, the basket that her diapers/wipes are in, etc. – she’s going to get into everything in a few months!)
- Her crib (without this little magic trick)
- Putting onesies/shirts over her head