Ok, so when I said I wasn’t going to do the weekly updates every week anymore, I really thought that I would at least do them every other week…but here it is, five weeks later, and I’m just getting around to doing another one. Whoopsie!
Things have been crazy around our house the last few weeks, with me back at work and having live-in babysitters here while I’m back. I get home from work, feed and take care of H, figure out what to have for dinner, eat, play with H for a few minutes, then while Jon gives her a bath, I get to work preparing her bottles and food, etc. for the next day, wash my pump parts, do laundry, etc. etc. etc. and by the time I’m done, feed Hadley and put her down, I just want to CRASH.
I know, excuses, excuses. Here’s what’s been going on during the last five weeks. I sure hope I remember everything!
Weight/Length: Per our measurements today, 19.4 lbs and 27+ inches long, but who knows how accurate our measurements are. :)
Sleep: Still sleeping like a champ, even with the teething going on. 12-13 hours at night and 2 naps during the day (when my mom watched her for a week, she had her taking a morning nap after just day 2, which I could never seem to get her to do!).
Feeding: She is getting 3 bottles per day while I’m at work, and then I nurse her twice or sometimes three times in the evenings when I get home. She has now had (and pretty much loved all of them): avocado, peas, green beans, butternut squash, yellow squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, pears, peaches, and bananas (still hates those btw)…and just yesterday, plums (she was not a fan—see pics below—but we’ll keep trying!).
We also introduced water to her in a sippy cup a couple weeks ago, and she was a big fan of the sippy cup (figured out how to drink from it herself in just a couple of minutes, and also loved to bang it on her high chair!), but wasn’t so sure about the water. Even now, she will drink it but then make a hilarious face like she’s just not sure about it…but then she’ll drink some more. She is probably only drinking an ounce or two of it a day; I’ve been giving it to her with her dinner and she just kind of drinks it when she realizes it’s there.
Developments: Her preferred way to play now is definitely sitting up…she loves to sit surrounded by her toys and will stay occupied that way for a long time. She also still LOVES to jump in her doorway jumper and jumperoo, those things are seriously my best friend when I need to get something done…they will occupy her for hours.
She still isn’t crawling quite yet, but she can scoot and army crawl very well. She can certainly get wherever she needs to go…so let the babyproofing begin!
She is really just SO more interactive lately… copying sounds we make (she has learned to cough and thinks it’s hilarious to do so) and squealing and laughing at everything. She LOVES to play peekaboo and will play and laugh as long as you’ll do it. She also LOVES Ralph, and he likes her pretty well, too. ;)
Last but not least, this week, she took her first actual (assisted) steps! She has been bearing all her weight on her legs for several months now, but this week was the first time she realized that she could go places while standing. Just makes me realize that it won’t be long at all before baby girl is walking, ahhhhhhh!!
Firsts This Month: Gosh, so many! All of the firsts that I mentioned during our beach trip, several first solids, first time swimming in the lake, first time using sippy cup, first time drinking water, first time army crawling/scooting around…those are the main ones I can think of!
Nicknames: Little Miss, Haddles, Jenks or Jenkins, Stinkins and Stinks, 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: All of the help with babysitting from our family while I’m back at work! So far, my mom has stayed a week, Jon has stayed home a week, and Jon’s parents are here this week. Up next week is Aunt Jennifer, then my mom again, then Aunt Heather and Bekah, then Jon’s mom…and that’s it! We are SOOOO thankful for their help, and H has loved playing with everyone so far. We are looking forward to the company as well!
What I’m Looking Forward To: Seeing family this weekend and celebrating Bekah’s 25th birthday and Natalie’s 5th birthday! Also, swimming lessons at the Y with H’s bestie, Lilly, every Wednesday in August!
Next Pediatrician Appointment: September 27th for her 9 month appointment.
I have a TON of pics that I need to share since my last update post… not sure I’ll ever really get through them all. Fun fact: I started writing this post on Monday night and am just now getting around to posting it!Anyway, brace yourself, here are about a million pics from the last 5 weeks!
Whew, finally done! If anyone is even still reading, I hope you have a great weekend! ;)