This can’t be real life …. how is it possible that my sweet baby is HALF a year old?! Didn’t I give birth to her yesterday?! They say that time flies when you’re having fun and it’s so true. Throw in a healthy dose of grad school and the days are gone in a blink. I am seriously in denial that I am sharing this update with you guys today.
Grow, Baby, Grow!
No official height and weight for the month. Her six month check-up is next week. However, I think she is over 20lbs now and who knows how long. I went to put on some 6-12 month rompers on her and she was too tall for them. The buttons couldn’t reach. OOPS.
Clothes: 9 months, 6-12 months
Diapers: Size 3
I shared my Q&A post on breastfeeding with you guys on Tuesday. Thanks for your emails on it! I am glad that it helped some of you out. If you missed it, breastfeeding is still going strong. Bryn is still being exclusively fed breastmilk either from the breast or via pumped milk in bottles. She eats ~6-7 times a day right now. We are probably going to be starting baby led weaning with her this month. We used that method with Emmalyne and LOVED it so we are going to definitely try it with Bryn.
Sleeping is a little off/on with Bryn. Across the board she is a really good sleeper … sometimes she is an exceptional sleeper. For naps she currently takes her first nap by 9AM, one around lunch time, and then around 3PM. She goes to bed for the night between 6:30-7PM. Sometimes she’ll wake up around 10PM when I am going to bed so I nurse her quickly before putting her back down. Most nights she doesn’t wake again until 4-5AM which is right before I am getting up anyway. Sometimes she sleeps later. The other night she slept from 7PM to 8AM. SCORE.
My mother-in-law has nicknamed Bryn “Baby Buddah”. First because of her amazing roles and belly. Second because she is seriously the most content baby. Her teachers at school tell me every time I pick her up how amazing she is. That she doesn’t ever cry and is just all smiles all day. That’s my girl! Emmalyne was a VERY easy baby but Bryn is 1,000x easier. She is just happy to BE and that’s a lesson I can definitely learn from her.
Play is becoming more fun with Bryn. She loves her bouncer and her play mat. Since she is rolling and scooting all around she more readily gets to the toys that she wants. She is taking after her sister and has a love affair with Sophie the giraffe.
Every day I see the sisterly bond between my girls grow a little bit more. Emmalyne loves to hold “her” baby and will constantly pat Bryn on the head and say ‘aww, baby cute!”. Em is using Bryn’s name more often now (instead of just baby) and will tell people Bryn is her sister. My favorite moments are when the girls hold hands or Emmie gets Bryn to crack up. I can’t wait to see them start really playing together in the future.
I am so blessed beyond measure to get to call these sweet angels my daughters. Motherhood is the best adventure I have been on … definitely the most challenging but certainly the most rewarding.
Dear sweet Bryn – I love you so very much. You and Emmalyne are my sunshine.