Wow where have the past 6 months gone. It still feels like just yesterday I was sitting on this same couch, with the same blanket feeling you kick and move in my belly. Really hard to believe that was over 6 months ago. Willow has been through a lot in the past 6 months but we are so grateful for everything she has brought to our lives.
Milestones: Willow is sitting up so well on her own now, I am not ready to walk away from her yet but she is getting closer and stronger each day!
Eating: We are working our way through purees and so far baby girl loves them ALL. Now that she is 6 months our pediatritian removed any food restrictions and said to have fun! We haven’t experimented too much but I did add some banana to her oatmeal and gave her a mixed puree for dinner! So far this girl LOVES food.
Sleeping: We have an AMAZING schedule right now. Willow (usually) wakes up around 7:30am, takes a nap from 9:30-10:30 then again at 1, this nap should be 2 hours but it is usually and hour and a half. She takes one more catnap from 5-530 and then is asleep for the night at 7:30pm. She is sleeping through the night with the occasional wake up around 6am but will usually fall back asleep. Again this girl LOVE her sleep and that is fine by me!!
Activities: Our daily activities include walks around the neighborhood (or Target), Playing in her activity center or jumper, tummy time, story time, the pool and so much more. Willow is at such a fun age where she is SO curious and ready to learn!
Growth: Willow is now 15lbs 4oz and growing like a weed! she is 25″ long, baby girl is going to be tall like her daddy! Now for her head, we had been seeing an cranial specialist since Willow’s two month checkup. She developed a mild/moderate flat spot in the back of her head, she had no other symptoms so it was all cosmetic. The Ortho Dr said we had to wait till at least 4 months to see if she needed a DocBand helmet, we had her head measured and scanned again at two, three and then again at 4 months. With A LOT of growth her head still fell in mild/moderate. Under the Dr recommendation we waiting till 6 months to see if there was any more change naturally. The reason being she would be in a helmet for 8 weeks regardless if we did it at 4 months or 6 months so why not wait and see if nature would take its course and see if her head would naturally round. Thankfully it did! It is still not perfect and still noticeably flat BUT her measurements fell in the middle of the mild category so after a few other Dr opinions we decided it was not necessary. That was two weeks ago and even in two weeks I have noticed even more improvement! I am confident her head will round out on its own and as her hair grows you won’t even be able to tell!
I can’t wait for the next 6 months with you baby girl! Any many more <3