Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Sixth Month

 I can not believe we have made it to the sixth month already!  This month started my summer break.  So, I am home with Farrah until August!  Farrah has been a busy little baby this month.  She is much more active and grabs for her toys and bottle now.  Farrah also started noticing one of our cats this month.  His name is Mouse, yes a cat named Mouse.  We have two, but for some reason Farrah really only pays attention to one of them.  She loves to watch him and smile at him.  However, he pays not attention to her other than the occasional sniff of her head.  We also added a Bumbo seat to our collection of baby items.  Farrah seems to enjoy it.  As far as milestones go, Farrah rolled over this month.  So far she only rolls from back to tummy to her left.  She did roll from tummy to back a few times, but she doesn't exactly have the hang of it.  The rolling has not caused a huge problem in her sleeping.  Farrah sleeps swaddled.  I have been swaddling her with her arms out so she can hold her head up if she does roll over.  She is having a difficult time adjusting to sleeping with her arms out.  This seems to cause more disruptions in her sleep then the rolling.  The last few days she has been having trouble sleeping though.  For naps, I typically just hold her when she starts to act sleepy and she falls asleep.  Then, I take her to her bed and swaddle her.  We typically have no problems.  At night, I swaddle her, then rock her to sleep.  Again, we typically have no problems.  But, for the last 4 days as soon as I put her in her crib (for naps and nighttime), she wakes up and can not get herself back to sleep.  She seems to only want to sleep if she is being held.  Last night was the worst.  We tried several times to help her get back to sleep with no success.  They only way she would sleep was if we held her or put her in our bed with us.  I have no idea what is causing this.  Any suggestions?  

As far as solids, Farrah is up to two meals a day.  We had already introduced rice cereal and squash.  Now we have added bananas, prunes, apples, peas, carrots, and oatmeal.  Farrah is a really good eater! I am also still making a lot of her baby food.  If you didn't see my post on making baby food, check it out.  Baby Food - Zucchini
Enjoying the sun.
Loving her Bumbo!

Homemade Baby Food

Farrah's Schedule 
6:30-7:30 - Bottle and Wake-time
7:30-9:00 - Nap
9:00-10:30 - 1-2 Tbsp. Oatmeal plus 1- 2 Tbsp. Fruit and Wake-time (plus a 2 oz. bottle)
10:30-12:00 - Nap
12:00-1:30 - Bottle and Wake-time
1:30-3:00 - Nap
3:00-4:30 - Bottle and Wake-time
4:30-5:30/6 - Nap
6:00-7:00 - 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp. Rice Cereal plus  2-3 Tbsp. Vegetable and Wake-time
7:00-8/8:30 - Nap (sometimes)
8/8:30 - Bottle and Bedtime

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