Date: October 22, 2012
Weight: I thought that she was over 15 pounds (she hadn't been weighed at the doctor since her 2 month check), but I was wrong. Last week at the doctor she weighed 14 lbs 9 oz. That's exactly what Abram weighed at 6 months. And she was 26 inches long. Which is exactly how long Abram was :) Now, he is a boy and she is a girl, so she's more low/mid range on the growth chart, while he was just low.
Clothing size: Comfy in 6 months.
Feedings per day: 5. And she has started on solids! I started with rice cereal mixed with breast milk at first. She did that for a few days and did not really like the taste at all and seemed to have more reflux those days, interestingly.
So I started mixing in a little sweet potato and that was better. Then I cut out the rice cereal entirely. Now she's had sweet potatoes, carrots, and peas (once). She loooves the carrots and the sweet potatoes. She actually ate almost a full stage 2 jar for dinner tonight before I cut her off. And she had her first solid foods solid poop today too! Exciting, people! So sure you wanted to know that. But it was a nice, orange, little, drop it in the toilet kind. Love those so much more than the exploded right out the back of her diaper and up her back right before we are about to get on a plane kind (yes, we have had that exact kind).
Night sleeping: Around 8pm-7am, give or take. Then right back down until 9:30, maybe 10am.
Naps: Really bad these last few days. All of a sudden, she started waking up consistently from naps around 30-45 minutes. Normally I would just leave her in there and see if she'll put herself back to sleep. But she wakes up happy and singing/squealing and most of the time it's during Abram's nap, too and I don't want her to wake him up, so I'll go and get her. These last two days, though, she's had a short nap in the morning, and then a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon, praise God! I hope that's a new fad with her. I'd like that.
New skills: Rolling over both ways (although she is selective about when she'll roll from tummy to back). She's also on the verge of being able to sit up on her own. I mean, she can, but it's still a little awkward and I definitely wouldn't walk away or anything...
Favorite thing: When she is tired and fussy and I'm holding her like a baby, I can always get her to laugh by bouncing her like I'm going to drop her and saying "Boo!". She cracks up every time. And then goes back to fussing.
Least favorite thing: Being over tired.
Potential Personality traits:
She is really observant. She watches everyone with those huge brown eyes and just takes it all in. At her well check she just started down her doctor while he listen to her heart and did all of the check up stuff. She is getting more animated at times, too. So I used to think that she was going to be our stoic little emotionless baby, but she can get pretty excited about things sometimes.
Brother/Sisterness: They are both paying attention to each other more. He likes to lay next to her and she checks him out.
There really is and has never been any rivalry on his part. He's such a good big brother. I'm really glad that he will never remember a time that she wasn't around.
We've also determined that Selah looks like Quinn as a baby.
We get mixed reviews about both of our kids and who they look like. On the whole, people say Abram looks like me (and he definitely looks like me at a child). And people kept saying they thought Selah looked more like me. Then we found this picture of Quinn. You can't dispute photographic evidence. She's looking like a Smith (Jayo)!
Here are some of the awesome people that Selah has gotten to hang out with in the last month:
Abram was excited to see Nana, too!
Aunt Liesl (and Uncle Eric and Fenway)
Mommy's friends from Pepperdine:
Adam. She is his squishy.
Adam's awesome girlfriend, Kim.
And Mommy's college roommate, Aunt Lauren, who taught Selah (and Abram) about the importance of Angels baseball.
Back in Austin, she got to see Isaac and Adriana and watch Mommy and Daddy eat yummy burgers at Phil's Icehouse. But she enjoyed her carrots so much that she made the whole restaurant turn at look at her cuteness with her squealing.
"HEY!! Compare my 6 month post here!"