What is our Brewster-In-Training up to this month? Check it out!
Weight: The official stats from her 6 month check up (that fell right around 6 1/2 months), are that she was 28 inches long (98th percentile) and 17 lbs 9 oz (73rd percentile). I got on and off the scale with her last night and that said 20 lbs, but it was at the end of the day for her after quite a bit of food. I’m guessing around 18 for real.
Diapers/Clothing: Given how crazy long BIT is, she keeps moving up clothing sizes. Granted, those of you with kids will agree when I say not all sizes are created equal. I put her in a 12-month onesie from Jumping Bean (Kohl’s brand) that was as small as, if not smaller, than the 9-month onesie from Circo (Target’s brand). We’re still in size 4 Pampers; while the Cruisers fit great, the Baby Dry ones are getting a little snug. So we may need to go up to size 5 for night time. Which is nuts because according to the box, the size 4 is supposed to go up to 25 pounds or something crazy like that. I think that the weight ranges they give for diapers are utter bollocks and and only apply to kids who are super long and skinny, not chunky monkeys like our kids.
Sleeping: For the past month, BIT has been fairly hit or miss with nighttime sleeping. Well, more hit than miss, but it’s still been about 1 night with wake-ups for every 3 or 4 nights sleeping through. While at my dad’s last week, she was a total champ and had no problems. I’m hoping that means that she will continue to be a champ and consistently sleep through the night here on out. Naps are still 2 or 3 a day, but I have a feeling we’ll be going down to 2 pretty soon.
Bottles/Solids: New foods that BIT has tried this past month include: beef, broccoli, cottage cheese, egg yolks, mangoes, peaches, and puffs. She’s starting to get really, really excited about solid foods and is getting better at mashing stuff up rather than choking on it. The usual routine is a wake-up bottle, breakfast (yogurt and a bottle), lunch (fruits/veggies and a bottle), snack bottle, dinner (fruits/veggies and a bottle), and last bottle of the night around 9:30 pm. Lately, though, she hasn’t been wanting to really finish her bottles, so I’m not sure if we should put less formula in each or drop one off the schedule and keep the remaining ones full. You’d think I’d remember how we did all of this with the Littlest Brewster, but I don’t.
Milestones: BIT is finally crawling in the traditional sense about 50% of the time, though her zombie crawl is still markedly faster and thus her preferred mode of transport. Sitting up on her own has officially been mastered. She’s enamored with pulling up on things and kneeling while shoving objects in her mouth. This makes for some interesting times as she’s not nearly as good at getting down from things as she is at getting up on things. Add in the fact that she’s starting to try to stand while holding on to things and our lightning-quick baby-catching reflexes are getting a workout. Despite the nerve wracking moments, I had forgotten how much fun this age is. Seeing her discover and practice new skills is awesome and makes a lot of the little crappy moments slightly less crappy.
And now the real reason why anyone besides my mother-in-law reads these (bless you, Sue!), the monthly photo!