Be prepared for many posts that are a few months late. I haven’t posted anything since October: ( I am definitely behind and need to play catch up! I thought I would start by posting Stella’s monthly picture. You can see how much she has grown! It is truly amazing how much they change each month. Every month I always think this month is the best. It truly does get better each month.
Stella weighed 15.5 lbs. and was 25 1/2 inches long. She is definitely growing! She loves to eat! She is a happy baby and enjoys talking more than most. I guess that means she is my daughter! She starting to get interested in toys but not as much as other babies I have seen. Instead of toys going into her mouth it is mainly her hands. She is drooling all over the place and would compare her to a Mastiff: ) She is still my great little sleeper and sleeping almost through the night! YAY!
She still loves being on the go! This month we went to New York City. She loves being outside and looking around. In the next few posts I will post more about New York.
I’m not quite sure how much she weighs or her length since we go to the Dr. every two months. I guess I could weigh her myself or I guess I can just wait until next month. This month she got her two bottom teeth. That was a rough few weeks! We have also introduced her to food. I tried the cereal/oatmeal route but with both thought that was boring so just went straight to the yummy stuff. I started with some of the organic baby foods like Plum Organics, Ella’s Kitchen, etc… but then started making my own. It really is easy and she is an amazing eater! We eat a lot of the same things which is fun! We have also had a few rough weeks with sleeping. I am not sure if it is the introduction to food, the new teeth, not eating enough, etc…but I do know that Joe and I are very tired! However, no matter how tired you are when you go get her early in the morning and she smiles and talks to you, you forget how tired you are. This month we celebrated her first Christmas and New Years and even took her first trip to Kentucky. Again, all this will come in later posts. She is now really interested in toys and puts them in her mouth. She is also starting to sit on her own. We are hoping that by her six month photo shoot she can do some sitting on her own: )
Stella now weighs 17.2 lbs. She went from 90th% in weight to 75th%. I am thinking that might also explain why she is not sleeping through the night and our happy baby seems a little more fussier during the day. I am just not producing enough milk anymore and need to start supplementing with formula. I felt really guilty about doing this. I know so many babies that are on formula and are healthy and smart but I am sad to be giving her formula. I am trying not to be too hard on myself because I fed her for 6.5 months and still am going to continue feeding her but she just needs extra. She eats just about anything – avacado, yogurt, sweet potatoes, broccoli, asparagus, strawberries, mango, potatoes, kale, eggs, etc… You get the point! She loves to eat! We are also trying a sippy cup. She likes it but also gets frustrated that it doesn’t quite work the way she likes. She is sitting great on her own and VERY interested in playing with toys. Everything goes into her mouth and she is still drooling like a Mastiff. We are now back to sleeping like a baby: )
Since she just turned 7 months I will have to update more on this month later.