Cheney: 6 months old

My sweet Cheney girl, you are 6 months old today!
The Stats:
Weight: 13lbs 13oz
Height: we will find out next week! I would guess 25in.
Clothes: all 6 months
Diaper: size 2
You are still eating every 4 hours during the day & taking one smaller bottle in the middle of the night. Your bottles are 7oz during the day and you typically finish them! This month we also introduced solids! You tolerate your time in your little high chair, but you don't love it. I have started with a few purees but you are much more interested in the foods we eat. We will really start baby-led weaning this month like we did with Griffin! So far you have had sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, pears, steamed peas, rice, black beans, & mum mums. You also love my morning smoothies & drinking sips of our water!
This past month has been a whirlwind of sleep! I blame most of it on sickness. You caught preschool germs and seem to have had the cold that WILL NOT GO AWAY.  There were many nights that you just could not sleep because you were so congested and coughing. Our other issue is that you are a growing girl and are pretty much too long for the Rock 'n Play but you hate the crib.  We've tried so many times to get you to sleep in your crib and you last about 30 minutes. You have also started fighting the swaddle and breaking out a little. We have tried the sleep sacks and the Merlin suit but they weren't successful. I bought a Zipadee Zip sleep sack this week & so far you love it! Girl, you are a high maintenance sleeper! You go to bed at 7:30 and usually wake between 2-3am for your bottle. You wake up in the morning around 6:30 most mornings. I am hoping we are about ready to wean that nighttime bottle! You take 2 naps every day and sometimes still have a 3rd short nap in the late afternoon. You are finally getting better at naps...hooray!
Happenings this month:
-you were sick for the first time. You have had a cold for a few weeks and this week you got your first double ear infection. No fun!
-you are sitting unassisted now! You are still a little wobbly so I don't go far when you are sitting, but you love sitting up and playing with toys!
-you now sit in the high chair during meals!
-you sat in a restaurant highchair for the first time & a shopping cart for the first time.
-you have been sitting in the tub like a big girl for part of your bath. You are really wobbly in the bath tub so I have to keep my hands on you. You still love sitting in the water and splashing!
-you are really starting to chat! You say "ba ba ba ba" all day long!
-You have really started paying attention to the boys. You smile so big when they pay attention to you and talk to you. They love to act silly just to make you laugh!
Cheney, you are such a joy! You are the happiest & most easy-going baby. You smile all day long! The last 6 months have gone by so fast. We are having so much fun watching you grow & develop your own little personality. I honestly don't know what we did without you, baby girl. You make our world a little brighter!
Happy half birthday, Cheney! 

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