Jamie’s 5 & 6 month updates

Jamie’s 5 & 6 month updates

Oops….too many pictures!

Jamie has changed so much in the last couple of months! At 19 weeks, I put Jamie in her bouncer and saw that she was playing with something white in her mouth. It turned out that she had two bottom teeth and this bad mommy hadn’t even noticed they were coming in!! Anyhow, I chose that weekend to start cereals with her. She had given me many signs that she was ready, and I know I was right. We got the camera ready and waited to see her gag or spit food out, but it was very anti-climatic. She opened her mouth, swallowed, and then opened her mouth for more! From then on I fed her cereal twice a day and then later introduced fruits to her. Since then she’s eaten banana’s, apples, pears, carrots, squash, sweet potato, and peas (in that order!)

I’m proud to say that I have made all of Jamie’s baby food except for her cereal. I find immense pleasure in this. I think it’s because I didn’t get to breast feed as long as I wanted to. Whatever the reason, I love knowing that my baby gets all organic food with no preservatives made with love by her mother. It makes me so happy to see her healthy and happy, too.

By 20 weeks, Jamie finally learned to jump in her bouncer. She LOVES her bouncer. It’s so funny to see her in there sometimes. She won’t stop bouncing even if you try to get her out of the seat. She’s quite the funny girl.

For instance, she prefers to wear her teething ring as a bracelet as opposed to actually chewing on it (thatta girl!). I love her resourcefulness. I would have never thought of using a teething ring as an accessory, but Jamie has an eye for such things.

She also loves to eat read books.

In her spare time, she enjoys sucking on stretching her legs and feet.

We’re thinking she’s getting ready to be a gator cheerleader gymnast.

At 21 weeks, I’m embarrassed to say that Jamie started rolling over, but we didn’t actual see her do it until later. Uh, huh. She would roll over the split second you would look down to check your email, pick something up off the floor, fold your laundry, etc.

Jamie at 6 months is a whole different child!

Here’s Jamie trying to kick her lady bug friend off the chair.

Jamie playing nice again…
Jamie being nice again
 
Jamie hiding behind Miss Ladybug. Silly girl!

6 month stats:

Weight: 19 lb. 1 oz. (95%)
Height: 27 in. (91%)
Head: 17 in. (69%) 

Jamie is still a big girl, but her growth is starting to slow down! This is probably because she’s way more active now. She wears mostly 6-9 month clothes but she does have a few 3-6 month and plain 6 month outfits she can wear. Jamie canalso  roll over both ways and at 24 weeks, we finally saw her do this!! At around 25 weeks she started sitting up by herself for little bits of time. She’s a bit of a weeble wobble, but it won’t be long before she’s sitting up without any help!!

Jamie has quite the sense of humor for a 6 month old. She’s so happy and always smiling. She has a very contagious laugh. Just about anything can make her laugh, but she especially loves her Daddy. He makes her laugh every day!

However, Jamie will let you know when she’s not happy. She has definitely perfected the pout! I don’t know where she got that from. I mean, everyone knows that her mother is not dramatic at all. Right? 🙂

 

Ok, fine. She may have seen me do it once or twice or before…

Jamie is babbling SO much! She loves to squeal in her crib or on her bouncer. Sometimes I can hear her softly babbling in the car seat as we travel around doing errands. She is constantly talking. We’ve been hearing her say “Mamamamamama” for a while now, but I don’t think she’s actually saying “mama.” I think she is more or less babbling but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I can’t wait for her to call me “Mama.” In the meantime, Matt’s been trying to teach her “Dada.” I think there’s a silent competition going on, but I’m not sure. In the meantime, I’m going to be teaching her Mama, just in case…

Jamie is such a great eater (as you can tell). She has 4  6 oz. bottles a day plus two meals. In the morning she has a cereal and fruit meal and in the evening she gets cereal and a veggie. I’m going to add avocado this week if I can find some good ones around here!

Jamie is still an excellent sleeper in the evenings. She goes to sleep in the evening around 7:30-8:30 pm and then wakes up between 7-8 am. Recently, she’s had some disruptive sleep (I think her top two teeth are trying to come through), but it’s usually nothing a pacifier and her “light show” can’t fix. She LOVES her projector I recommend this to all new moms. A must-have that my sister-in-law, Jenny, introduced. I.can’t.live.without.this. It travels, too. AMAZING!

On the other hand, her daily naps are getting shorter and shorter. She still takes about 3 naps a day, but they have gone down from about 1.5-2 hours to 30 min-1 hr. Thank God for our new Mr. Coffee machine.

Tummy time has gotten much better as Jamie has gotten older. In the past, it was very upsetting to her to do tummy time, but now that she can roll we find that she puts herself into tummy time more often. In fact, she even looks like she’s trying to put her legs up to crawl. She hasn’t quite gotten that down just yet, but she is definitely scooting around. Matt found her underneath the end table of the living room just the other day! She tried to escape her activity mat, it seems!

Jamie’s paci has become more of an attachment these days. Initally she only took it when she was tired, but in the last month she seems to want it more often. Ah, well. What can I do? I’ll be making sure to transition her from that around age 1. Maybe she’ll grow out of it herself before then? We shall see.

These last 6 months have flown by so quickly. I can’t believe my baby is 6 months old already! Only 6 more months until her 1st birthday, oy vey! I’m going to have to start planning her birthday party now! I love planning parties! Throw me any ideas you have. Remember, it’s going to be in September in Florida. This means HOT! And sorry, Matt- I think Chuck E. Cheese is out. I don’t think Jamie will be ready for ski ball just yet.

{Suzie}

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