Natalie Claire: 6 Months
Weight: 15 pounds, 8 ounces
Height: 26 inches
Health: So far, perfectly healthy. Hasn't had any sickness or health problem.
Social: Natalie is very social. She is usually fine in anyone's arms, and fine being passed around to lots of people (unless she's hungry or tired...like any baby)
Diet: Still exclusively breastfeeding every 2-3 hours during the day. She started eating some homemade food that I made in the beaba babycook or the magic bullet. In addition to oatmeal and rice cereal, so far she has eaten: Banana, apples, pears, avocados, prunes (she had MAJOR blowouts the day after eating), avocados (didn't like), and sweet potatoes. She enjoys eating and it's so cute to watch her open her mouth like a little baby bird when she sees the food!
Likes: Natalie is OBSESSSSSD WITH CUPS. When I say obsessed, I mean OBSESSSSSED. If she sees me drinking out of a cup she goes bananas, and lunges for the cup so she can try and drink out of it too. I've resorted to giving her an empty cup of her own, so I can drink my own cup of water, but that doesn't even really work either. She totally gets how it works too, she puts her mouth right on it, grabs it and tries to drink. I've let her take a few tiny sips of water, but mostly I just let her chew on the cup.
Dislikes: There isn't much she dislikes, she only likes to be in her jumper for a few minutes usually (which is good, because I don't like her to be in there too long anyway).
* Sitting up on her own
* Eating fruits and veggies
*Started squealing really really loudly - both to express happiness and anger/to get what you want. It's funny, but I don't hope that this will become a habit...
*Started laughing!! (haven't been able to get this on video yet)
*Has slept a few nights completely un-swaddled (I go back and forth between this, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't)
*Had her first nightmare - One night, Chris and I were watching tv in bed and out of nowhere she woke up screaming and crying hysterically. It was heartbreaking. I nursed her, and she went right back to sleep.