Weight & Height: She weighed 13 lbs, 9 oz at the doctor this month! (31st percentile). That is up from the 26% last month…growing girl! She also measured 25 inches long (66%), and her head measured 42 1/4 cm (87%).
Eating: Kate takes 3 bottles a day when she’s at Michelle’s, usually 3-4 oz each. I asked the doctor if it was okay that she’s not eating a lot more than that, and she said some babies just prefer breast to bottle (and get more when nursing). She does nurse more frequently in the evenings (which I am totally okay with!), so that makes me feel better. She is gaining weight, and that is what matters!
Sleeping (naps): Michelle is truly the Baby Whisperer. Kristy told me she had the same luck with Reid…Michelle just knows babies! Our girl went from taking crap naps to taking a morning and afternoon nap, anywhere from 1.5-2 hours long. Now if she would just do that at home….hmmmm. Michelle said her “secrets” are a white noise machine and a REALLY dark room. I think we might need to look into blinds at home, as her room is surprisingly bright. Secretly, though, I don’t mind that she doesn’t nap for that long on the weekends. That’s more time I get to spend with her!
Sleeping (at night): About the same as last month. She is going to bed a little earlier (about 8 or 8:30, depending on when she wakes up from her second nap), and waking up twice to eat at night: around 12/1 a.m., and then again at 3/4 a.m. We are starting cereal this month, though, so I’m hoping that helps to keep her belly full during the night.
Clothing: No more 0-3 month clothes! It was a little bittersweet to pack away those clothes, but I’m so excited she is healthy and growing. She is in mostly 6 month size, and is evening wearing some 9 month sleepers (although they are a bit big). Still in size 1-2 Kirkland brand diapers and size 2 Pampers.
New this month: She LOVES to put her hands (and feet!) in her mouth. It’s so funny when she grabs her feet when I’m changing her diaper. Makes it a bit challenging, too! She also has been holding her own bottle for a few weeks. Miss Independent?
Nicknames: Sweet Pea, Punkin’ Punkin’ (it’s so nice that I say it twice), Sweet girl
-Looking at her HANDS! Man, she loves to check them out. I caught it on video for few seconds here.
-Putting all.the.things in her mouth. I introduced her to Sophie the Giraffe recently, and they have become fast friends.
-Still loves to nurse. (Mama loves it, too!)
-She is finally starting to like baths! Or at least not HATE them.
-Her FAVORITE song is “If You’re Happy and You Know it.” Even if she’s fussing, if you sing it to her she’ll usually have a smile. It’s the cutest thing EVER.
-She has been spoiled at her sitters! She really hates when people go too long without paying attention to her. 😉
-Having her nose wiped.