Yesterday, Alaina celebrated her 6th month birthday while Frank celebrated his 30th! I think it’s neat how whenever one of them is celebrating a birthday, it will be the other’s half-birthday.
Alaina is now 25.5 inches long (50th percentile) and 16 lbs 14 oz (75th percentile). Now that she’s more active, she’s starting to burn some of those calories away, but she’s still a cute chunky baby!
Highlights of month 6:
-She rolled over the other way- from her tummy to her back! She still doesn’t do it very often, but she is capable of doing it. Now that she can roll over, she has started sleeping on her stomach more and typically sleeps more soundly when she does (like her Dad).
-Her first teeth have come in! Both bottom middle teeth decided to arrive at the same time, making for a very grumpy kid for a while there. She was usually fine if she was busy playing, but was whiny otherwise and had a hard time going to sleep. Now you can see the little teeth and they’re so darn cute!
-She started eating “solid” foods. We started with infant cereal, followed by carrot, sweet potato, and pea purees, created by Chef Mom. She’s been pretty indifferent with the foods- not spitting them out, but not gulping them down. Her favorite part is trying to look into the bowl and grabbing the spoon. But she doesn’t seem to be a huge fan of peas.
-However, she is a big fan of eating her socks.
-She discovered the joy of kicking and splashing in the bathtub. We might have to start wearing ponchos at bathtime.
-She likes to pet Mya.
-She’s working on sitting up on her own. She looks so grown up when she tries!