Sunday, November 11, 2012

Clara 6 months

Happy 6 months to our baby girl!
November 2, 2012 

Weight: 14 pounds 10 ounces (20th percentile)
Height: 25.75 inches (40th percentile)
Head Circumference: 15.75 inches (2nd percentile)
BMI: 15.51 kg/m2

Other info:
We graduated from reflux meds! Yay! I accidentally forgot one night and then later realized she was fine and did not shed one tear! I only had two pills left anyways so I just decided to not give them to her the next two nights and again, she was fine! Very thankful the reflux is behind us!

She takes a pumped bottle every four hours and then gets oatmeal w/ a fruit in the morning and a vegetable in the evening. So far she's tried sweet potato, squash, green beans, mixed veggies, banana, pear, and apple. So far so good! I just bought some carrots and peaches for her to try next. 

Oh my. Not sure where to begin. We've had some rough nights around these parts. We got to the point where she wasn't even sleeping soundly in our bed (literally waking up 4-5x a night, not out of hunger, b/c she wouldn't even want a bottle, but just wide awake!!) So basically her sleep had regressed even more (is that possible??) from what I last described in her 5 month update. We checked with our pediatrician at our appt. on 11/8 to get the ok to start sleep training again and she said go for it. Then what do you know? That same night we put Clara to bed (fully expecting her to wake up at any moment and thus begin the craziness that is our nights) she slept, SOLID, for TEN hours IN HER CRIB. She never woke up. Not once. I may or may not have gone in twice to check to see if she was still breathing. We attributed this amazing night of sleep to the four shots she received at her appt. but of course were curious how the next night would go. Yep - totally the shots. :) Thus sleep training began again Friday night 11/9.  (Pedi said it was fine to start day after shots) 
We are using the Ferber method this time around. I had my doubts about this method the first go around but y'all its working!! We are seriously seeing progress. I'm actually in shock. 
I'll probably document some, or all, for the blog so that I can look back and remember b/c we all know my memory stinks. . . more to come. 

We are on a 4 hour schedule so it really hasn't changed any since 5 mo. 
7am - wake/eat/play
9am - nap
11am - wakeup/eat/play
1pm - nap
3pm - wakeup/eat/play
5pm - nap (short, maybe 1 hr tops)
After this nap she gets dinner, we play and then start bedtime routine 
(ours is bath, book, bottle, bed)
8pm - bedtime 

She has two bottom teeth that officially cut the gums!
Size 2 diapers, Size 3 overnight diapers
Size 6 mo clothes although some 3-6 mo still fit, depends on brand
We have been working on her social skills for a while - smiling, mimicking, laughing, eye contact, babbling, etc. More on this topic in the near future...

We went to Round Top, Texas with my mom, sisters, niece and sis in law for a fun girls weekend. Clara got her first experience antiquing! I think she liked it. :)
A few days after Round Top we flew up to CT to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins. Was such a fun few days. We love any time we are able to spend with our north east fam.
Not really an adventure but our church had their annual baby dedication last Sunday and it was such a special time. We feel so blessed to have such a great church home. 

I think that's all for now. We are looking forward to the holidays and so excited to have Clara this go round. We will be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas Day with Brandon's family. Can't wait!!

In honor of my last post, I will not be rereading or editing this post at all, and thus not fixing any typos or mess ups. Thankyouverymuch. :)


  1. Happy 6 months to Clara! And glad y'all are making progress in the sleep department!

  2. Happy 6 months, little girl! Also, I think that last pic of the 3 of y'all would make a great Christmas card pic... just a suggestion :)

  3. She is so PRECIOUS! She has a lot of your dad's features I think! She is on such a good schedule for 6 months! I'm glad night time is getting better too.

  4. I love the 4th picture of her. Cute! Ferber was what we did and that worked for J. Also, Alli was asking me about that, so you may share your story with her after a little while of trying Ferber. Praying for you guys and love you.

  5. She's so cute!! She looks just like a cross between you and Brandon!

  6. That Clara is such a doll! Love those baby eyelashes. :)

  7. She is too cute! Happy six months!

  8. Happy 1/2 a year old Clara! Her eyes are beautiful!

  9. In honor of.... you're so funny. I can't believe she already has teeth, I am just so glad sleeping is going better for you all. Happy half year baby girl!!!!

  10. This was so fun to read because it really sounds like she's making such great progress in so many areas! Can't wait to hear how the sleep training has been different this time around. Happy 6 months!


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