We switched her formula (again!). Of course, money was the factor. Even though I've been getting good deals on the Gerber Soothe, we were running out of coupons and needed formula. I didn't realize that Target made a gentle formula that had the pre-digested proteins, so we decided to try that, and she was fine! Its the same price regularly as the Gerber smaller container would be, so its definitely a good deal. This month she really got into baby food also, which has been a lot of fun. Her favorites are definitely fruit & cereal. She loves apples the best it seems, and scarfs down yogurt just like her brother. We also tried puffs, and she mostly just plays with them and gets them all over her face and hair, but its still cute and she gets so excited when she sees the container. Bottles are now up to 7-8 oz, and girlfriend is growing fast!
I think we may have a decent nap schedule in place! She usually naps for about 45 minutes to an hour in the morning, usually around 9 am. Then she will go down again for about 1.5 hours around 1-2 pm. Bedtime is still 7 pm, sometimes we can stretch her out a little later but there really isn't any point because she doesn't sleep any later in the morning. She has been getting up once a night again for a bottle, but she was starting to have a good streak of sleeping through the night. I think most of that has to do with the 6 month growth spurt. And we are still not napping at daycare. She will usually take 2-3 15 minute cat naps, but that's about it. Jack was the same way.
Since she started sitting up on her own, she has been loving all the older baby toys. She loves the Fisher Price Kitchen, and her Busy Zoo activity center that Santa got her. She also loves to sit on the floor with a basket of toys in front of her, she takes them all out and chews on each one for a little while. Still a huge fan of the exersaucer, and she kinda likes the jumperoo, but not as much. Her fave person seems to be Jack, she always has a huge smile for him and watches every little thing that he does. We also switched her to sitting up in the baby tub instead of reclining, and she loves to play with her toys and chew on them. She splashes around like a little fish, she definitely loves her bath!
Being left alone in a room. If she is awake and sitting up playing, and you happen to like, go to the bathroom or something, oh hell no. She is not a fan. She is definitely at the stage when someone goes from her sight she thinks they are gone forever and doesn't realize they will come back. She's getting better about the car, though long car rides are still not fun. Oh and green beans and sweet peas are apparently poison. Who knew?!
I think you've finally reached the age where you are fun and interactive and just plain awesome. I mean you were always awesome before, but lately you are so.much.fun. I love being able to sit with you and play toys and watch you play. You are still my little sidekick and like to be with me whenever I'm around, but that's ok. I've gotten used to doing many tasks one handed, with you perched on my hip with the other arm.
You are so smiley and happy, and I think really for the first time ever, I can say that you are a "good" baby. Meaning that you are happy, you take naps and you are content for the majority of the time. I will admit, Sadie Lady, that the first few months were pretty rough. I know that wasn't your fault, I know that was the reflux, but it was so hard at times, and honestly, Mommy was ready to jump off a cliff at least once. But now that things are under control and we know what to look for when your reflux is acting up, we can keep you comfy and happy. It's pretty awesome seeing you so happy all of the time, and having everyone notice how sweet you are.
I love you so much...