Monday, June 27, 2016

Baby Update | 6 Months Old

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Aoife is now six months old! It’s amazing how quickly the time has flown by. Since the three month update I wrote Aoife has grown and developed so much and has hit so many milestones. At the minute Aoife has chicken pox but she hasn’t changed other than the fact that she’s super spotty.

Weight
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The first picture is at three months old and the second picture is at six months old.

She came in at 18lbs 4ozs when she was weighed. There was a little concern from one of the Health Visitors we saw that she might start becoming overweight; however, the last Health Visitor we saw said her weight was perfectly fine. She’s currently in 6 – 9 month clothing and I’ve started buying 9-12 month clothing to get a head start. Everyone comments on how lovely and chubby her thighs are.
Feeding
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We’ve been through a few milk changes in the last three months. We’d changed from the hungry baby milk to the comfort milk as Aoife was having a few tummy troubles. However, she ended up with having a lot of problems with reflux instead so we’ve switched to the reflux milk, which really seems to suit her. She has 7ozs of milk on a 4 hourly basis during the day. 

As for weaning, we started a little bit before six months, but Aoife really seems to enjoy tasting food. We started off with baby rice, and then moved onto single flavours of fruit and veg. We also introduced a small amount of baby porridge in the morning and she absolutely loves it. I add a small amount of pureed banana, apple or pear into her porridge and she gets super excited when she starts eating it. We’ve been trying with finger foods and they just end up crushed and smashed on the high chair tray rather than in her mouth. She also has her first tooth coming through now. 

Sleeping
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Aoife is very set on her sleeping pattern. She sleeps from around 9pm – 10pm til 6am – 7am. She also has two naps during the day. Her first nap is from 9.30am til 11.30am and her second nap is from 2pm til 4pm. Occasionally, she may have a little nap after dinner but that’s not often. I’ll usually go to bed around an hour after Aoife goes so I can get a good night’s sleep too. 

Playtime
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Aoife really enjoys her playtime. I need to buy her a baby walker soon, but she’s doing very well with her sitting up and she enjoys sitting on her floor mat with her toys around her. She’ll pick up which toy she wants and will play with it for a little before picking up another one. She’s also taking more interest in our cat and the cat in her. She likes to reach out for her but she’s very gentle and hasn’t pulled on the cat yet. I think she’s just interested in how cat fur feels. There’s no sign of crawling yet, but she’s close to rolling onto her belly. She can get onto her side before she flops back onto her back so any day now I can imagine her rolling onto her belly. She also loves faces at the minute. She loves pulling on hair and she enjoys trying to grab glasses and people’s teeth. 

Personality
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I got Aoife and Daddy matching t-shirts for Father's Day. I think Aoife really likes it. Aoife loves to talk. She talks to everything as well as constantly blowing raspberries! She really loves seeing and talking to her cousins. She’s recently had two newborn cousins too so she has even more cousins to speak to. She’s also very smiley and it’s rare to see a frown on her face. A lot of people comment that she’s very golden and that we’re blessed to have a baby who’s so set in her routine and is always happy.
Milestones
Sitting up unaided
First tooth cutting through
Dropping toys from her high chair on purpose
Blowing raspberries constantly
First virus
First family holiday
Shuffling around on the floor
Pulling on Daddy’s beard
Eating food in her high chair
Finding and playing with her toes

It’s also going to be time to return to work soon and I’ve become quite anxious about it. I don’t spend much time away from Aoife, so going from spending little time away from her to spending 12 hours away from her is going to be very difficult to adjust to.
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I’m excited to see how much Aoife develops again in the next three months! Hopefully there will be some crawling and maybe another tooth.

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