Our little Ivy Bean is 6.5 months old now. She is sitting up like a champ, just started solid foods (which I am making homemade), she has 2 bottom teeth and we are still breastfeeding! At her 6 month appt she weighed 17lbs 10oz and was 26.5 in long. 75%tile for both. And she has a 25% head circ. Big, long body with a little head LOL. She is rolly polly, squishy and full of smiles for everyone!
Not the best sleeper/napper. Daycare says she is their shortest napper of all the babies. And we had a heck of time with her sleeping at night around 4 months til 6 months. She was up about 2-4 times a night on average. Sometimes more! It was awful. I waited til 6 months to introduce solids due to the new recommendations. Ever since we started giving her solids 2 times a day, she seems to be sleeping better. In fact, last night she slept from 8pm-6:45am when I had to wake her up. Who knows how long she would have kept sleeping for.
Ivy's personality is so fun. She certainly lets you know when she doesn't like something, she's tired or hungry. But most of the time she flashes that smile to anyone! She is so fun and interactive.She doesn't want to miss a thing which is probably why she has trouble with sleeping. She is very much a people baby. She doesn't like to sit and play by herself for long before she is demanding you to pick her up or join in playing with her.
Over all, I can't picture what life was without her. We just love her so much. Brings so much joy into the house. I went back and read some of my old posts, back when we went through our first IVF pregnancy and the loss. It still brings tears to my eyes reading the pain we went through. And here we are today with Ivy!
Morgan continues to be a great big sister and super helpful. Now that summer is here, she isn't around as much, so I have been really missing her and missing her helpful hands. Ivy lights up when sissy walks in :)
As always, enjoy the picture overload! :)
Got her kicks on
With Morgan at a birthday party in March
First day outside in a stroller
First day at Daycare
In Nashville for Morgan's cheer competition - April
In line to meet the Easter bunny
Easter morning looking at her goodies
Dressed up for Easter
Kinda standing up
4 month photo shoot with Kari
Meeting Great Grandpa for the first time
Just me and my girls
First swing ride - May
Swinging with daddy
First parade - Memorial Day
Watching the parade with daddy
Sitting like a big girl - 5 months
First Father's Day gift to daddy
Just shy of 6 months. Wanted pictures in front of my pretty lillies
2nd parade - 4th of July
First time in the lake - 4th of July
The morning she turned 6 months old
1st time at the beach - St. Joseph, MI, Lake Michigan - July 11th