Today my little girl is 6 months old!
Why is it that 6 months of pregnancy felt like it took forever, yet 6 months of Charlotte’s life feels as though it disappeared in the blink of an eye?!
While she still seems like such a small baby to me, I only need to take a look back at the photos from those first few weeks to realise just how much she has grown – both physically and mentally.
(only 1 week old – so small!)
Charlotte’s personality continues to grow and develop, and I am loving watching her turn from a newborn into a little girl.
She loves cuddles, walks, chewing, bath time and just being around people. And I know it sounds corny, but she seriously lights up my life.
C’s motor skills are getting rather good, and she will reach – with purpose – for anything that happens to be nearby (including the unsuspecting cats!)
She is still not a fan of the bottle, or when the sun gets in her eyes during our walks, but for the most part she is a happy, content bub.
Here we are at 6 months, and I am lucky and grateful to report that breastfeeding is still going strong. Bottles – not so much (she prefers her milk straight from the source).
Over the past month we have also been feeding C solids once a day, at lunchtime, which she now gobbles up with relative gusto.
She seems to prefer vegetables and rice cereal over fruit, and I am now going to start including an evening meal also.
Charlotte’s 6 month check up (and immunisations) are scheduled for next week, and I am curious to see how her weight gain / growth is. She has now grown out of her 00 clothing, and is into 0s, so I suspect it is on track?
Sleep…..what can I say?!
Day times are great! C will take a short 30 minute nap in the morning, a 1.5-2 hour nap in the middle of the day, and generally a 45 minute to an hour nap in the afternoon.
Overnight she is still waking at least 3 times, however. I’d be lying if I said that it wasn’t affecting my sleep reserves, but we are getting by. We are still swaddling Charlotte, but I think the end of the swaddle is in sight as the little Houdini has escaped it a few times.
We will also be moving Charlotte into her own room / cot, as opposed to the bassinet beside our bed, in the next week or so which is a little sad. An end of an era I suppose.
Achievements and milestones
Charlotte’s two bottom teeth are well and truly through, with no more in sight – for the moment, at least.
Interestingly, C shows no interest in rolling (either back to front or front to back) – despite having done it a few times when she was grumpy about being put on her tummy.
She does, however, LOVE sitting, and is getting rather stable at it.
Me – the physical and emotional
This last month feels like a blur. But a blur of fun. The weather is warming up, we have taken lots of walks, I have been running (somewhat regularly) thanks to the treadmill, and we have had lots of visitors.
I even had my first post-baby running race, and am now super excited for the upcoming Melbourne Half Marathon.
Next month looks like it is going to be a winner – with a coast trip and C’s first plane ride as we head to Melbourne for a little holiday.