Rachel turned 6 months old a week ago!
I’m amazed that she’s gone from this:
I really love this age and stage. I know the moody toddler months are quickly approaching, so I am savoring this time while it lasts! Rachel is a little sweetheart (Josh was too at this age). She is our little smiley baby who likes to laugh. Occasionally she gets into a screaming mood and is not easily coaxed out of it (ahem… such as her 40 minute screaming stint on the way to Grandma and Grandpa’s last week) but for the most part she’s a pretty happy camper.
What Rachel is up to these days:
She started solids two weeks ago! So far she’s had sweet potato, oatmeal with breast milk, and pears. Up until two days ago, she didn’t really like any of it. I think she’s finally coming around now to the idea of solid food and is opening up her mouth for a spoonful much more willingly.
She goes to the pediatrician this week for a check up and vaccines, so I don’t know her exact weight. I believe she is around 14.5 pounds. She wears 6 months clothes and size 3 diapers.
She is rolling and very close to sitting up! She sat up for about 5 seconds the other day before tipping over.
She loves to be near me, and will sometimes cry when I leave her. Thankfully she has been taking naps in the nursery at church without any problems.
She is a decent sleeper, although she is still swaddled at night and for naps unless she naps in the swing. She goes to bed around 7 pm and nurses 1-2 times in the night. She takes 2-3 long naps and a few cat naps during the day.
We love you Rachel Noelle!