Thursday, August 29, 2013

Brielle's Development [7 Months]

7 months! I can't believe Brielle is 7 months! 

This past month, Brielle has begun eating solid foods consistently. She eats store-bought baby foods as well as tiny banana chunks and other homemade purrees that I have made for her.

She started sitting right at 6 months and has been perfecting this newly-learned skill ever since.

She's also become super whiny whenever I leave the room or if she can see me from a distance while someone else is holding her.

Otherwise, it's been a fairly uneventful month.

Her schedule has been crazy this past month. The first two weeks, we spent living in other homes as we prepared to transition from our home in Indiana to our new home in Missouri. This always disrupts baby schedules. As soon as we moved, she got back on schedule, but then she started waking up an extra time in the night again when she got a fever, and that lasted for a week (maybe teething?). It's always frustrating guessing what babies are up to. She still is nursing 6 times in a 24 hour period, but now we've added baby food in as well. Her morning nap thankfully has not been too disrupted as a result of going to childcare every morning, but it also isn't as long as it was before either.

Speaking of moving, Brielle did AMAZING in the car! It's an 8 1/2 hour car ride, and we made it in 10 hours- with a baby and a newly potty trained child! I was SO thankful!

Loves: stroller rides, spitting, sitting up, Sophie the giraffe, baths, people, being held, being outside, chewing on things, her blanky, her paci

Dislikes: Mommy leaving the room, short naps, being on her belly for long

Childcare picture:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Brielle's Development [6 Months]

This sweet baby is half a year old!! 6 months came so much faster with Brielle than it did with Sophie! Happy half birthday, sweet baby girl!

This past month (so when she was 5 months old), she's been rolling a lot. If I place her on her back, she almost immediately rolls to her belly. The downside is that she doesn't really like being on her belly for long.

She has began to push herself backwards and right at 6 months began sitting up on her own.

She also has began babbling this past month and said "dada" once, although I don't think she really knows what she's saying yet :).

She finally took a bottle this past month- twice! She's also been more "needy" this past month. She whines when I leave the room and is more needy of attention.

Her schedule is fairly similar to last month's, but she stays up a little later now. She typically nurses at 6am, 8am, 11:30/12am, 2/3pm, 5pm, and 7:30/8pm. She takes one long nap every day (2.5 hours, on average) and then 2 shorter naps (somewhere between 45 min and 1.5 hours). Typically the long nap is in the morning. Occasionally she needs a fourth nap still.

Loves: Stroller rides, people, chewing on things, being held (especially by mommy), sitting up, swinging outside, being outside in general, baths, jenny jump up

Dislikes: When mommy walks away, being on her belly for very long

Photos below by Carrie Weaver Photography.