Monday, February 22, 2016

Peyton Eve: Six Months

Well... that was the fastest 182 days of my life.

Six short months ago, we were meeting sweet Peyton for the first time. 26 weeks ago, our squishy little babe looked like this:

Now, we have an energetic, spunky little girl who continues to grow, change, and learn new things daily. This month was chocked-full of new and fun firsts for our little P-nut. (yes, the nicknames are out of control, but I just can't help myself. Haha) 

Peyton is still very comfortably wearing her 3-6 and 6 month clothes and in size 2 diapers. The other day, I accidentally opened up our saved stash of size 1 diapers and put one on Peyton. Ya'll, I literally thought my child had grown 5 lbs. overnight. There was no way the size 2 diaper I put on her the night before that overlapped in the front all of a sudden left gaps over her little baby thighs. #tiredmomprobz

Speaking of being tired, Peyton got her first cold this month and her first bout of diaper rash, causing her to wake up in the middle of the night again for a couple of weeks. I know I've been pretty lucky with my child sleeping 12 hours through the night from early on, but I definitely struggled these past few weeks right along with P. It's crazy how easy it is to forget what it's like to not sleep through the night. Luckily, that stage seems to have passed and we are all once again sleeping through the night. 

Peyton at SIX months:

Weight: 14 lbs. 8 oz. (20th Percentile)
Birth: 6 lbs. 10 oz.
Height: 26.5 inches (75th Percentile
Birth: 19 inches 
Head: 17 inches (76th Percentile)
Birth: 13.25 inches 

Peyton had her six-month well visit at the pediatrician's office this morning. She is healthy as can be thankfully and growing right on track! Dr. Strauss gave us the go-ahead to really start giving her food other than breastmilk, which is exciting and stressful at the same time. He recommended staying away from rice cereals and oatmeals and focusing more on fruits and vegetables to get her going. I bought a sweet potato and some avocados at the grocery store after the appointment that I think she will be testing out very soon! 

Oh haiii bunny! 
Peyton Loves: 
Sitting up 
Bouncing in her activity jumper 
Being outside 
Smacking her lips
Putting EVERYTHING into her mouth
Bath time

Peyton Hates: 
Being left alone 
Taking her late afternoon nap
Spending extended periods of time on her tummy...especially when toys are out of her reach. She still isn't attempting to crawl at this point either.

Overall, her loves still definitely outweigh her hates, and for that we're grateful! 

What's new this month:

1. I mentioned it earlier, but Peyton got her first cold this month. She was super stuffy and had a hard time sleeping for a couple of weeks, which was so sad and pathetic! Through the course of the cold, P developed a little cough, which only lasted for a couple of days. She did decide that she liked making the coughing noise though and continued to "fake cough" for a couple of weeks after, which was pretty funny once we realized it was in fact fake. 

2. P is getting SUPER close to rolling from back to front. I know she can do it, but the motivation is rarely there since she doesn't particularly like being on her tummy. If I put a toy just out of reach over her shoulder when she is on her back, she will turn her whole body and kick her back leg over to reach for the toy, eventually ending up on her tummy. Once she grabs the toy though, she is usually back on her back pretty quickly. 

3. On her 6-month birthday, I to antsy and decided to try to give homegirl something other than milk. We had a couple of bananas left over from the week, so I mashed a third of one up and mixed in some breast milk to make it more of a liquid consistency. She totally wasn't sure about it at first and just moved it around in her mouth, but swallowed some of it eventually and lit up with a huge grin. It was adorable. She only took a few spoonfuls though before deciding she was done and just wanted to play with the spoon. I think I'm going to introduce brown rice cereal next, followed by avocados and sweet potatoes (one at a time of course.) 

4. Peyton experienced her first snow! Our area got a little dusting this past month, which was kind of pathetic compared to the snow we've experienced the past few winters in New England. Peyton LOVED watching the snow fall out the window from her activity jumper so much that I had to take her outside to experience up close for a couple minutes. It was adorable and she seemed to really enjoy being outside "playing" in the snow. 

5. Peyton is a big girl now and can sit in the front of the shopping cart. She LOVES being able to look around and it has made grocery shopping so much easier and enjoyable! I love not having to put her car seat in the shopping cart and stuff our groceries around her. And she is much more content sitting up. On that note, she also sits in high chairs now at restaurants, which has been way better than trying to find a spot to put her car seat or stroller! Yay for our big girl! 

Thanks for the best 26 weeks of our lives so far, baby girl! We love you! 

6 month Photo Dump: 

P's first Valentine's Day 

1 comment :

  1. What a big girl! I should try sitting R up in the cart too! I can't believe she's big enough for that. Oh my gosh. Also, R did the SAME rolling thing... Or should I say non rolling thing lol