Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Growing Out Pixie : The Third and Fourth Month

Hey guys. I cut all my hair off. I'm documenting the progress of growing it back out again. You can check out previous months here.
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Here we are! I haven't looked at these in a long time. Honestly, I have no idea what month I'm in. Ha. But pretty sure I'm finishing up the fourth month. So, let's take a look back.




So, it is growing! I really felt like in this last month it wasn't growing very much. I went in for a trip, and it just didn't feel like it was any different. Since then, it's gotten a lot longer. I can't wait to see how much here soon. I don't wear it straight and flat like this ever .

Finley Jane : Seventh Month


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Week Twenty Seven



Week Twenty Eight




Week Twenty Nine



Week Thirty




Weight/Length
We don't go back to the doctor for a couple more months, so I don't know her exact weight and height. I'm going to guess a little over 16 pounds and probably 26 inches. She's been gaining about a pound a month these last few. She is still petite, but a chunker for sure!

Sleep
Still in bed around 9:00. Normally up around midnight to nurse. Sometimes we make it until four or six, to be nursed again. And then back asleep until 8:00. She has been taking about an hour nap, 3 times a day.

Eating
Baby girl still loves to eat. She doesn't care if it's finger food or spoon fed. She has calmed down a bit with the nursing. We still give a bottle every once in a while. She likes it.

Diapers
We are finishing up the size 2 diapers. Since she can sit up really well, we have had more blow outs in the back.

Clothing
She is starting to wear more 6 month clothing. Mostly 3-6 month still. She hasn't really outgrown anything lately. So that's nice.

Mood
So last month she learned how to sit up (5.5 months) That really helped her mood. She was tired of laying down and wasn't getting anywhere on her stomach. This month her mood has improved greatly. She learned how to crawl!!! 6.9 months old and crawling all over the place. She is in to everything and loving it. She has such a temper though. When she is told "no" or is moved away from her goal, she will throw a tantrum. Screaming, crying, the works. She really enjoys yelling, and talking when others are trying to have a conversation.

LOVES
crawling
sitting up
trying to climb up things
exploring her surroundings
waving
saying "huh"
bath time (splashing)
playing with her toys
eating

DOESN'T LOVE
getting her diaper changed
being told "no"
sitting still

What I Want To Remember
her little face when she looks at me
how excited she was to start crawling
her noises
the way she waves
her laugh
water droplets on her face 
how she rubs her eyes when she's sleepy
the couple of long hairs she has 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Finley Jane : Sixth Month


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Week Twenty Five





Weight/Length
Finley now weighs 15.1 pounds and is 25 inches tall! She's very petite, but is right on track according to her growth curve. She is in the lower 25% but her pediatrician isn't concerned.

Sleep
On occasion she will sleep through the night. She is still going to bed around 9:30 and then waking up around midnight to nurse. Then up again between 4-5. She has been sleeping in later, so that's nice! She will take a morning nap around 10:30 if she gets up around 8:00 and will sleep for a solid hour. Then another nap in the afternoon and sometimes one in the evening.

Eating
Baby girl still likes to eat! We've gone through all of the Stage 1 food, and there isn't anything she doesn't like. She loves to feed herself, so Little Crunchies, rice cakes, and cereal pieces have been a big hit. She's gotten a lot better at getting almost all of the food in to her mouth. She's still nursing very frequently. We did introduce formula. We tried Enfamil Gentlease first, and she hated it. We then switched to Enfamil A.R. and she's doing a lot better with that. We were also given the okay to start pretty much any table food as long as it is the right consistency.

Diapers
Still in size 2. We've (thankfully) started using less diapers. She is changed on average between 5-7 times. She's pooping about once a day. So that's a nice change for sure. Still using Luvs and loving them.

Clothing
She is still in 3-6 month clothing. A few 3 month fit. She has a few 6 month items that fit nicely as well. She can finally, most of the time, wear a size 1 in shoes.

Mood
Fussy, fussy, fussy!!! This baby wants it her way, all the time, right now! She's really whiny and wants to be held a lot. She still likes me the most, but she's starting to like her dad a lot more. When she's not fussing, she's super sweet and loving. She likes to give kisses and snuggle.She has her own sense of humor and will laugh when the moment is right for her.

LOVES
sitting up
having her toys in an arc
splashing in the bath (she can sit up now!)
playing with her sister
yelling
her baby

DOESN'T LOVE
having to wait
falling over
getting dressed

What I want To Remember
her scrunched up nose when she smiles or gets mad
the way her back looks when she's sitting up 
the sound of her yelling
her little voice when she tries to talk
getting on her hands and knees and rocking
trying to crawl
her slobbery kisses