Tuesday, December 27, 2011

6 months of Peyton

I use to be such a good blogger. When I was pregnant, I use to update at least once a week, if not more. Having those weekly update commitments made me get on here and do it. So I saw this on another blog and thought, hey this is a way to kick start my entry back into the blog world. I'm going to do a catch up of the last 6 months and then hopefully will remember to do a monthly update.

Peyton - 6 months (she is technically 6m3w, but whatever)

Birth - 5lbs 15oz (Came home at 5lbs 7oz)
6 months - 14lbs 1oz

Birth - 18 7/8"
6 months - 24.5"

Diaper size
1's but just starting to move up to 2's - especially at night.

Clothing size
Lots of 3 months, 3-6 months. Footie pjs she is in 6 months.
We are going to Florida next week and she can finally wear some of the things people got her for this past summer (0-3 month dresses) I tried them on her last night - they still fit!

Feeding Schedule
I weaned her off of breast milk onto to the hypo allergic formula (A.limentum) starting at her 6 month birthday. As of two days ago, she is now completely off of breast milk (I stopped pumping on Dec 5th and have used up all of my freezer stash.) This is her current schedule:
8am - 7oz bottle; 10am - 3 tbsp oat cereal with 1 tbsp fruit; 12noon - 6oz bottle; 4pm - 6oz bottle; 6pm - 3 tbsp oat cereal with 1 tbsp veggies; 8pm - 7oz bottle.
She has tried a lot of fruits and veggies. So far, she isn't a huge fan of fruits - loves all the veggies. Peas seem to be her favorite! She is super cute eating them too!

Peyton sleeps through the night. We put her in her crib - out of our room- when she turned 5 months. She goes down anywhere from 8:15-9pm and sleeps until 7-7:45am. There are the few occasions when she's still sleeping at 8 and we have to wake her. And of course there are times when she wakes up in the middle of the night - we do let her fuss for a few minutes and most of the time she just goes right back to sleep. If she starts to cry, I will go in and rock her.
She still naps like a champ. She takes a 30-60 min nap in the morning; a 1/5-2 hr nap in the afternoon and a 30 min catnap in the evening. She is pretty consistent on the eat, play, sleep schedule.

Daily Routine
Peyton goes to daycare 4 days a week. I know they do a lot of activities with her - we are always getting little projects that have her hand and feet prints on them. When she is home with us, other than the feeding and sleeping schedule is on, there really isn't any daily routine. We play together, go shopping together, read, etc. I let her play independently for at least 30 mins a day, so she knows how to entertain herself. The only other routine is bedtime - bath, reading or singing, eating and then I rock her a minute or two and then put her in her crib.

Hair/Eye color
Eyes are brown. Dark brown. Her hair is coming in light brown, but who knows what it will turn out to be. I was a platinum blonde as a kid and C has black hair ... we'll see.

Favorite toy/entertainment
Peyton loves her ExerSaucer. She has a few toys she plays with a lot. And she loves her taggie blanket.

Rolled over from back to belly - Early Nov
Sat up unassisted - Mid December

Gets up on all fours and rocks - December 20
Started solids 4 days before 6 month birthday
Says "ba-ba-ba" - this happened for the first time Christmas morning (such a great gift as I've been trying to get her to say bababa for weeks)
Scoots backwards - December 24
I swear it's something new everyday and it's wonderful!

Here are some photos of my little munchkin ...

Don't mind the mess - baby and dog toys all over the place ... Peyton loves Sammy so much but as you see, he wants nothing to do with her.

I love my baby girl, but man do I look exhausted! LOL

She is such a happy baby. Laughs and smiles ALL the time!

I will do a separate post on Christmas, but I had to share this photo. She is so happy amongst her new toys!