Eliza: 6 months old

6 months old. Happy half birthday baby girl.

6 months old

Weight: We went to have Eliza weighed yesterday, and she tipped the scales at 16lbs 1oz. She is following the line on her chart perfectly, and is sitting on the 50th centile. Little Miss Average!

Feeding: Eliza’s feeding has really settled over the last month, and we have even introduced solids. Her routine at the moment is a bottle of milk at 6-7am, another bottle mid morning and a fruit based lunch around 1pm. Another bottle between 3-4pm, a vegetable based meal at 5-5.30pm and a final bottle at 7pm. This seems to be really suiting both her and us. 

Weaning

Current food favourites seem to be pears, butternut squash, sweet potato, banana and cucumber. She loves being able to grasp things in her hand so we have been chopping her food up and letting her explore. I wouldn’t say she is eating a lot yet, it’s definitely more about the discovery still, but it’s safe to say she is enjoying it!

Sleep: We hit a bit of a sleep regression between 4 months and 5 months, which seems to be a pretty common thing. She started waking for a night feed again after a good few weeks of sleeping through. This seemed to settle again, and just when we were enjoying a full nights sleep again she went back to waking earlier and earlier – going from a 6am wake up to 5.30am, then 5am, 4.30am and so on. After a good week or so of this we started to introduce a bottle of HiPP goodnight milk alongside solids, and within days she was sleeping through again. She now goes to bed at around 7pm, and wakes anytime between 6am and 7am. We had one morning when she slept until 8.30am – typically this was on a morning when I needed to get the others to school so we had to wake her. She has yet to replicate this on a weekend where I would happily leave her to sleep!

Likes and dislikes: Eliza is still really enjoying our weekly baby sensory class – every week she seems to get more and more out of it. She loves the different textures, lights and songs there, and has become a lot more social lately, smiling and cooing at the other babies. 

She is still a big fan of the Jumperoo too, and has finally sussed bouncing, so will now spend ages jumping up and down in there as well as hitting all the toys. We have had to pack away the play mat now, as she just rolls off the mat and tips over the toy bar. She loves being on the floor now, rolling all over the place, but she does much prefer to be sat up now. She can see what Gemma, Jacob and Max are up to this way, and she loves being a bit more independent and reaching out for the toys she wants to play with. She loves it when the older children play with her and gets so excited by it, waving her arms around and squealing with excitement!

As for dislikes, there isn’t really a lot. She is getting less and less keen on being in her car seat – I don’t think she likes the feeling of being restrained now that she has found her freedom! It’s the same story with her swing seat too, and I don’t think it will be long before that one has to go! 

Firsts: This month has been a big one for firsts! Eliza had her first taste of solid foods at 5 and a half months – we tried her with banana the first time and it went down really well. Just last week she sat up for the first time – a huge milestone in the baby world, and one she is really pleased about – you can see in her face how excited she is to see the world from a different angle!

project 365

Next month she will be 7 months old. We will be living in our new house and we will have celebrated her first Christmas. I wonder what else the next 4 weeks will bring?

Follow:

41 Comments

  1. Kelly Donald-Pattullo
    December 7, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    A really lovely update, shes really blossoming. We took Dex to baby sensory class. He loved it.

  2. Alica
    December 8, 2015 / 12:57 am

    Oh she is gorgeous! I love the ‘sitting up’ photo!

  3. Samantha loughlin
    December 9, 2015 / 12:55 am

    Such a cutie xx

  4. Sarah Cooper
    December 10, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Lovely photos – the cards are such a great idea too!

  5. Laura Nice
    December 12, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Great idea!! <3

  6. ashleigh allan
    December 12, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Great update – love this stage!

  7. Janine C
    December 16, 2015 / 1:01 am

    Glad to hear the sleeping has improved again.

  8. Phyllis May Ellett
    December 16, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Great update post, really enjoyed reading it, she is so cute.

  9. Kayleigh White
    December 16, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Awww she looks so adorable!

  10. Lizzy Cooper
    December 17, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Awww so cute!!

  11. Michelle C
    December 17, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Adorable! Have a lovely Christmas in your New Home!

  12. Victoria Prince
    December 17, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    She is so photogenic 🙂 and sounds like such a lovely baby!

  13. Alix Smith
    December 18, 2015 / 7:51 am

    Gorgeous! they grow up so quickly. My little girl is 2 and a half now & my son is 10 months & has just started pulling himself up on things – nothing is safe any more!!

  14. Susan B
    December 18, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    How lovely! The milestone pics will be something to treasure in years to come.

  15. hayley
    December 18, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Ah how lovely

  16. Dawn McBride
    December 18, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    Oh my goodness!! Soo cute!!

  17. Chloe Bailey
    December 19, 2015 / 12:01 am

    Omg his cute!! Reminds me of when mine were that small! Xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.