Lily Mae at 6 mo

Lily had her half birthday last Sunday. She has grown the most(to me) this past month. I feel like she can do so much and everyday she’s learning or trying something new.

She had her check up today, her stats:

15.17lbs 32% weight

 16.5 in 36% head circumference

 24.61 in 13% Length

J loves this stage too. She interacts with him and looks for him as soon as she wakes up. She craves his attention. He still asks when they can share a room and get a bunk bed( I hope he still feels that way when she is old enough, ha!).

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Milestones
sits up unassisted
rolls over from her belly to back and back to belly
spins herself around on her belly to get to things
puts food to her mouth but can’t quite get it IN her mouth haha

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she grabs at everything, including my camera

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Lily LOVES

  • Bath time
  • Her belly kissed
  • Tickles
  • Music
  • ‘Talking’
  • Sitting up
  • Sleeping in her crib
  • Kicking her legs
  • Daddy
  • Mommy
  • No socks when she naps
  • Jackson
  • Being naked
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Trying new food(herself not with a spoon)

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We started giving her solids a week before she was 6 mo and she loved eating pears, apples, bananas, and broccoli in the fresh food feeder(it’s like a netted paci you put slices of food in so they can chew on it but not get big chunks).

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We gave her rice cereal mixed with either homemade apple sauce, sweet potatoes, or bananas 2x a day after nursing, but she didn’t like it much. I decided to take a break for a few days, then bought I different brand of rice cereal(the kind ‘with bananas’) and she gobbled it right up! I think she preferred the texture of the rice cereal to the baby oatmeal.  She really loves to feed herself so I also give her peach puffs(cereal that dissolves). She’s so cute when she’s trying to actually get them in her mouth. *I learned at her checkup today I shouldn’t introduce THAT many foods at once and I should feed her one solid food meal a day (slowly add more meals)THEN nurse her to ‘top her off.’ Oops! So we’ll be doing that starting today 😉

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Lily DISLIKES

  • Riding in the car for too long
  • When anyone walks away from her
  • still doesn’t love getting her clothes put on her

She’s pretty easy going at this point, so not too many dislikes.

SLEEP

She sleeps in the nursery in her crib. At night she still wakes up for 1-2 feedings(we’re working on getting rid of the 2am feeding). She goes down at 8pm wakes between 1-2am, then at 5am, then between 7-7:30am she’s up for the day. She takes 1 shorter nap(30-45min) and 2 longer naps(2-2.5 hours) depending on the day and our schedules. I put her in her crib while she’s still awake with her binky(she LOVES her binky) and sing her ” I Am a Child of God” then leave the room. She’ll fuss for a second then fall asleep. Most of the time she falls asleep while I’m singing(I would too, my voice is not great ha).

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What I want to remember about Lily at 6 months

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Daddy’s girl

 

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She’s a happy smiley baby and is such a sweetheart. I love that she likes to hold onto my neck when I’m feeding her. She’ll even grip my neck when we’re walking and she’s on my hip. She’s started to snuggle my neck like a hug(or anyone holding her) and pat my back, it’s the cutest!  She’ll push her cheek up to mine and just hold it there and then start giggling. Her nursery has become one of my very favorite rooms. It’s so peaceful to rock her and look down and see her smiling up at me as she studies my face. The first year with my babies I spend a lot of time in their room dressing them, nursing them, rocking them and I can’t help but feel their love for me in those quiet moments. Happy 6 months!

 

 

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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3 Responses to Lily Mae at 6 mo

  1. Oh she’s darling!! She sounds a lot like my baby–super smiley, happy, & chill. Happy 1/2 year sweet Lily!

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