Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Brigid, 6 Months

It is hard to believe she is six months old already, but all my kids like to do this to me, so it doesn't surprise me that it surprises me anymore. ;)

So, as I said in my last Quick Takes, Brigid began crawling last week. And this week she is already picking up a little speed. I can actually come back to the living room and wonder where she went. I've actually rearranged the living room different from the picture above so as to be able to keep an eye on her easier. 

She naps three times each day in her crib and goes to sleep on her own. Her first nap is always the best and can last over 2 hours. The other two naps are always smaller but necessary. 

She seems to be teething though I don't see any teeth. She is drooling a fair amount, constantly sucks on her lower lip and gums anything she can get her hands on or, if nothing is available, her own hand. 

Over the past month she has begun trying bits of solid food here and there when it was convenient. She's had tomato, bread, potato and broccoli but she seemed to really like chicken and cheese. 

She had her 6 month check up this morning and measured 25 inches and weighed 13 pounds, 6 ounces. That actually puts her in the 7th percentile for weight. She had a pound and a half or so increase from her last visit two months ago. The doctor wasn't at all worried considering she is breastfed, a bit ahead on the mobility development and very active. He did recommend we start building more solid foods into her diet though. 

So when we got home, she had bananas.

She loved it. She practically gobbled my hand when I'd put a piece or two in her mouth. She did try to put them in her mouth herself but considering how slimy and squishy banana is, it was a bit difficult. 

She got a few pieces down. She is still learning how to use her tongue to move them to the back of her mouth to swallow them. Many end up popping back out. Dinner will be watermelon. Veggies tomorrow.

She did get two shots, so she's been taking it easy and getting a bit of infant's ibuprofen, but the doctor said she looks great and is as unsure as I am why she's been on the grumpy side since Friday. We kindof suspect teething, but time will tell. In the meantime, nighttime crib training is about to ensue. 

Teresa still tries to sit on Brigid as though she were a small horse and likes to try to dictate when Brigid can crawl and when she should be laying down, but she clearly adores her baby sister and tried to give her ample kisses and caresses through her shots today. Cecilia likes trying to hold her and Elizabeth has nicknamed her her "Honey." Felicity is her "second mommy." 

Six months. How does that happen?

1 comment:

  1. Hope the grumpies go away soon.
    Happy half birthday to her from her birthday buddy!!