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Holy smokes! Amelia is already half a year old and my maternity leave is half over. Time is flying by! This age is fun as she is learning so much and discovering lots.
Weight: 16lbs 3 ounces (50% percentile)
Length: 66cms (50% percentile)
|this is what happens when dad helps with the monthly pictures|
Hair/eyes: hair is still thinning out and it's a mix of brown and blonde. Still getting lighter though. Eyes are still very blue- she got those bad boys from me!
- jumping in the jolly jumper or jumperoo
- sitting in her high chair
- rice cereal
- bath time
- her bottle at bedtime
- rolling in her crib
- being tired
- when her bottle is empty
Sleeping: oh sweet sleep! The past couple months had been really rough in this department, so Mr.D and I decided to sleep train Amelia when she was just over 5 months old. We used a program called sleep sense and Taren gave to me. She was also a HUGE support for me and let me ask a million and one questions about it. Thank you again Taren!
The program does mean you have to let your baby cry it out, but gave the option of staying in the room with them which was a bit easier. The first night, Amelia cried for 35 minutes and then fell asleep. She woke up a few times that night, but slowly over the next couple of nights she didn't need us to help her back to sleep. If she wakes up now in the night, she will usually fall back asleep in 5-10 minutes. It also takes her maybe 10-15 minutes at the most to fall asleep at night once we put her down. The program also meant that we had to take away the soother and swaddle, which we weren't sure how it was going to go. Luckily, neither have been a big deal.
She goes to bed between 7-8pm and is usually up around 6am for the day. There have been a multiple wakes up in the 5am range, but they are slowly improving. She naps 3-4 times per day and they range anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
It has been so worth it to us and has made a big difference in Amelia as she is so much happier when she gets a solid sleep at night.
- still wearing a mix of 3 month and 6 month clothes
- still wearing size 2 swaddlers, but wears size 3 baby dry at night
- no sign of any teeth yet