Monday, May 12, 2014

Six month photos!

We had a six month session coming up and Kristin was going to be in town for Easter so we decided to upgrade Elliot's mini session to a full and have the kids come along and get some photos taken too. Unfortunately they didn't go quite as planned. Usually Elliot can take a mean power nap, so when she fell asleep as we pulled into the parking lot I let her snooze for about 15 minutes until Megan (our photographer) got there. I knew I second I tried to wake her up to change her and she fell right back asleep things were not going to go smoothly. Poor thing really wouldn't let me put her down, she was still so sleepy. Then by the time I realized she was passed sleepy and now hungry there wasn't enough time to feed her and still take any photos. With all of the said Megan still got some adorable photos. A few of my favs are below, but you can see them all here.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Six months!

Wowie! Everyone keeps saying they can't believe it has been six months already but Tim and I were talking about how long ago it feels like the hospital stay was. It just felt like Elliot has always been with us. I'm loving it and hoping I can continue the cherish the "in the now" attitude and enjoy everyday.

This month has brought some exciting things! And I know there are even more to come in the next few months based on what the doctor told us at her appointment.

Rolling over (from back to front AND front to back!) √
Loving tummy time √
Super interested in the dogs, she could watch them all day √
Doing the wobbly sit-on-her-own √
"Raking" her fingers √ (I didn't know this was a milestone but I guess it leads to using her index finger and thumb to pick up things)
Reaching for people √ (Especially mommy :) when she gets to Wendy's at the end of the day)
Enjoys being outside √
Sleeps on her belly most of the time, but likes her side too √

Will start:
EATING CEREAL and FOOD!! We had our first go around last night, she didn't hate it! I'll post some pics soon :)
Saying "m" and "d" sounds like mama and dada
Pulling up and standing with assistance

STATSWeight: 15.2 lbs 31%
Height: 25 1/4" 29%
Head size: 44" 92%

Sleeping: 6-9 hours. Last feeding between 8-10 p.m.
After she got sick she started waking up again between 1-3am to nurse. I noticed she sleeps great at nap time with her bamboo Aden and Anais blanket. One night, in the middle of the night (after she had slept the two previous nights without waking up, so I knew she could do it) I gave her her blanket. She slept the rest of the night! On a regular basis we were afraid she might get tangled up so we got her a little "lovey" out of the same material she can sleep with and us not worry. She loves it! We only give it to her if she's going to sleep on her own or wakes up in the middle of the night. But it is going great and has cut down on her nighttime feeding. We think she is starting to get teeth now though, so that will probably change it up :)

Eating: 4-5 oz every three hours until the last bottle at the sitter. Breast feeding about every three hours when we are together.

Clothing: 3-6 month, 6 months, 6-9 month jammies

Diapers: Size 2 Huggies

Click here to see the rest of our "month-by-month" photos, along with more from month six.

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