Ahhh, I made it! 26 weeks today! As in, yes, my sweet Little Miss will be SIX MONTHS OLD (half a year!!!) tomorrow!! I vowed when Hadley was born that I would write a weekly update for at least the first 6 months of her life…mostly because I was afraid that with a new baby, I would get so busy that I would forget to write about things and I really wanted to have some sort of journal to chronicle our time. So, I made it. I have definitely been late
most some weeks, but at least I did it! :)
I am not sure how often I will write these “update” blogs from now on…maybe every week some weeks (if there is enough to write about), maybe every other week…who knows. I still want to do the structured update some so that I make sure not to leave anything out.
The first part of this week was spent in UG for Bekah and Kyle’s wedding (post to come soon, though I really was SO busy I don’t have my normal 92508235908230522 photos from the event!). The latter part of the week has been spent mostly cleaning and unpacking and beginning to repack for our week at the beach next week, so I don’t have an awful lot to report, but for consistency’s sake, here is the weekly update!
Weight/Length: 17.5+ lbs and 26+ inches long, I haven’t measured her this week but we will find out her “official” stats at her 6 month checkup on July 6th.
Sleep: No changes…in fact, she has been averaging around 13 hours or so at night all week…hoping that is a trend that continues!
Feeding: Still nursing every 3ish hours, and getting a fruit puree in the morning and a veggie puree in the afternoon/evening. Carrots were new this week, and she L-O-V-E-D them. Guess she’ll have good eyesight?!
Developments: She is sitting up like a champ now, well enough that I don’t feel like I have to hover over her to catch her if she starts to topple over. She likes to sit up or stand up (with help) so that she can see everything going on around her…and I don’t blame her, who wants to lay down all the time?!
I am also starting to notice a bit of separation anxiety with her for the first time. It’s not at all that she only wants to be with me (SO many people at the wedding were marveling over the fact that she will just go to whoever wants to hold her!), but when it’s just us at home during the day, she does not like it if I go out of her sight. She will fuss until she can see me again, and then she is just fine! There have definitely been a few times that she only wants to be with me (cue hurting Daddy’s feelings), but like I said, those times have been few and far between.
She’s also still rolling over (both directions) like a champ. It just dawned on me this week when Sarah was asking me if H rolls over in her sleep that I’ve never written about that…but she does roll over to her tummy quite a bit while she’s sleeping. It has never woken her up and I’ve never thought too much about it since a) I’m a stomach sleeper myself and HATE sleeping on my back and b) when we were little, the doctors told our parents to lay us on our stomachs to sleep, and we turned out just fine. :) Anyway, regardless of if I lay her on her back or stomach to play, she will roll the opposite way, I think just because she can! ;)
Firsts This Week: Carrots…which she devoured in no time.
Also her first time swimming in a big pool (she’s only been in her baby pool so far) at my Aunt Kelli’s house on Father’s Day (belated father’s day post coming at some point, I hope…sooo much to catch up on, sigh!!). The water was cold (too cold for me!), but she loved it!
Nicknames: Little Miss, Haddles, Jenks or Jenkins, Chunkster or Chunks, H, Sweet Pea, Sweet Cheeks, Beautiful, Hadley McGee, Sugar, Shug, Honey Bunny, Missy, Shorty (by Pop), Darlin, Baby Doll, etc. etc. etc.!
What I’m Thankful For: An amazing first 6 months. I honestly cannot remember life before Hadley, and I feel SO BLESSED to have had such an amazing first half a year!
What I’m Looking Forward To: Seeing Lilly tonight!!!!! (Oh yeah….and Sarah, Dan & Layla, too! ;)) And our beach trip next week!
Next Pediatrician Appointment: July 6th for her 6 month appointment.
Here are H’s weekly photos!
Hope everyone has a great week!