Audrey Joy turned six months old on May 18th. This month was a good month. No, a great month.
Not much has changed for eating. We're using the sensitive formula from Sam's Club and haven't had any hick ups. I have made attempts at feeding her solids and this girl just isn't interested. She will eat one or two bites of the oatmeal cereal, but even that seems less than appealing to her. I hope and pray this doesn't mean that she will be a picky eater forever. Bah. It's not the worst thing I guess, but if I can help it I would love to introduce her to as much as I can sooner than later.
We've done a little more sleep training and have settled with her waking up ever second or third night to have a bottle around 4-5 AM. Other than those nights, she mostly sleeps until 6 or 7 in the morning and it's great! She's going to bed between 7 and 8 PM with Josie. The pacifier is her most favorite thing. We do have to go in numerous times to get her all situated with the pacifier in her mouth, but I can't complain about that. It could be so much worse.
She's been sitting up since 5 1/2 weeks and has really gotten stronger. She still needs help staying up, but every single day shows her strength and it's fun to see her attention span getting longer. Her arms seem to be longer too. She is suddenly grabbing at our plates full of food (but she doesn't want to eat any of it), toys that seem out of reach, diapers, wipes, anything she can get her hands on. It's fun to see her get excited for her toys and of course when she is excited, so is everyone else in the room. She's contagious.
Josie is her biggest source of entertainment. She loves to watch her and giggles with her constantly. All they need is a glance between them to get them both laughing hysterically. They build off of each other which makes me laugh as well. I have it on video but they were taking a bath so it's not so much blog appropriate. Trust me though, it's adorable. Josie head bumps her constantly and I caught her sitting on her once too. Audrey hardly ever cries and usually she wants to keep watching Jo so if she does cry, it's only for a minute before she's distracted again.
We still think she's more of a mommy's girl than Josie was, and she still loves to be held. She doesn't stare at my face and interact quite as much as before since she's becoming more and more aware of her surroundings. She still gives a huge smile at the smallest amount of eye contact, and loves to reach her little hands up to cup my face. Just wins me over everysingletime.
And of course the stats! She is still just under the 50% mark for both height and weight. I have no idea what her head circumference is. Her weight is 15 lbs 8 oz and her height is 27 inches. She's the same height that Josie was but is almost 2 1/2 lbs lighter. Crazy! She's still wearing mostly 3-6 clothing with the newer things being too big. I am kind of sick of some of her onesies that Josie wore a lot, but that's not a good enough reason to buy more, especially since she'll be switching sizes soon. Plus... summer will come soon I hope!
She's much more content in the car seat now that she can entertain herself for longer periods of time. It has also helped a lot that we don't have the cover over her now that it is nice out.
I adore her. We adore her. I still don't understand how I can love both girls so much but so differently. They really are just so different. I kind of really love that too.
|Audrey and Josie both at six months old|
**Sorry for the shadows in the pictures. I didn't feel like redoing them since she was so smiley and happy the first time around**
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