Seriously...I don't know if I can get through this post without crying...I don't know why I'm so emotional with P turning 6 months...I guess because I can hardly believe that it has been half of a year since she was born!
Looking at the clock it is 11:06 now. I don't know exactly where I was in labor at this point, but I do know that we were anxious and excited! In 12 hours and 18 minutes will be her official birth time! So hard to believe! The past 6 months have been so exciting and full of so many milestones! Here's what's been going on the past 6 months. :)
I would say Prestyn is officially crawling. It's technically called army crawling, but she definitely has it down! She is getting to where she wants to be where we are so she starts "crawling" to get there...she doesn't mind being on the hard wood or the carpet...whatever it takes to get her to where she wants to go!
We clap our hand and hold them out and she crawls to us. We clap our hands and hold them out and she reaches for us when she's sitting. It's so sweet! It's a nice feeling to be wanted...and she makes it known who she wants when somebody else is holding her...she might reach for Ryan when I'm holding her, and he comes home after a long shift. Or she reaches for her Papa when Nonna is holding her...(this girl knows that the men in her life are the ones who will give her what she wants!)
P can sit all by herself! She sits there and plays and/or watches TV, but this isn't her preference...she'll eventually fall forward to her tummy then start crawling!
We have officially reached the age where she doesn't like the bows and pulls them out to throw them down! I just pick them right back up, and put them back on! We play this game several times before she gives up, and leaves it on...or I give up & leave it off! hahaha! She's cycling through wearing her size 3-6 month clothes one last time. 1. because they're getting too small and 2. because they're out of season now. :)
I moved Prestyn to sitting on the "big girl" part of her bath tub. She can sit there and play! She still loves the bath. No matter how sleepy she is the bath automatically calms her. She just laughs and giggles as we sing and play while I bathe her. Daddy has gotten to bathe her a few times too. :) But now that I'm back to work I enjoy that time with her! Not that I didn't before, but when I wasn't working I was willing to share duties since I had all day with her! :)
She's still not sleeping through the night...with me going back to work her daytime schedule has changed so we're trying to figure out this schedule to hopefully get her to sleeping through the night. I'm not dream feeding her anymore so she usually wakes around midnight (5 hours after her last feeding) to nurse. Then 4 AM to nurse again. Then wakes up about 6:30. When we go for her 6 month appointment I'm going to ask the doctor about this...I'm pretty sure she's just waking for comfort and habit...I really don't mind getting up because I know it won't be like this forever! I do have to say I have to give myself a pat on the back for continuing breastfeeding for 6 months! And pumping 3 times a day/5 days a week for 1 whole month! Oh and with me going back to work we're trying to figure out how to get her to nap on the weekends. Miss Amber gets 2 good naps from me...her afternoon nap is usually 2-2 1/2 hours! So she wrote down her schedule every day for us this week so we're hoping to get those good naps on the weekends too! Lately she's been getting cat naps on us...But as I type this she's been down for over an hour now so that's great!!
Prestyn is getting solid food 3 times a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She has a fruit mixed with oatmeal for breakfast, veggie for lunch and dinner, and a fruit at dinner time also if she's still hungry. She doesn't normally finish the fruit at dinner time so we save it to mix with oatmeal the next morning. I know the conversation of poops makes people uncomfortable, but I do have to say that even with adding solids her poop still isn't completely awful smelling. I don't know if it's because she's still getting breastmilk, but I can't complain! Oh! She's had: green beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, and bananas. Tomorrow we try peaches! This girl DOES NOT like apples! LOVES the veggies more than anything! I can't complain!!
We made it through our first sickness. It lasted about 3 weeks. :( Nose congestion, chest congestion & cough, and feeling down right icky! With antibiotics, humidifer, Nose Frida, and lots of love & snuggles P is feeling better! But now we've begun teething again. Prestyn got her 1st 2 bottom teeth at the same time at about 5 months...I wrote the date down, but she's napping so I don't want to wake her when I go in her room to look. I thought the top teeth were next to come, but I don't feel anything there...so there's not telling where she's teething, but she is drooling, putting everything in her mouth, and downright cranky sometimes. :) God love her!
Let's talk about talkin: There are so many exciting things parents look for in their child...1 being the 1st word! Will it be mama? Or dada? Or something random like cheese?! haha! She is definitely talking up the baby talk, but not quite saying words we can understand. :) I like to say she says mama when she's crying, but Ryan's not so sure about that one...he has said though that he thinks she says hi. I think she does too...maybe that one will be clearer to us soon! :)
Oh and I should add that: blogger really should have spell check! Ain't nobody got time to go re-read to edit...I'm sure there's lots of grammatical & spelling errors in this, but I spend all week editing that stuff so hopefully nobody cringes reading this with all my errors...coming from a teacher!
Mommy & Daddy love you Prestyn Reese!!!!!!!