Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Scarlett Grace: 1 Year

I can't believe that my baby is already a year old!
It was a very busy year and flew by.

Scarlett still isn't the best sleeper.
We had hoped that once she weaned it would be better, but she still wakes up at least once a night.
The only plus is that Kyle helps if she wakes up in the first half of the night.
So now I at least get some nights where I don't have to wake up.

She has a wonderful personality and people are always telling us what a happy baby she is.
Scarlett loves people, especially other children.
She thinks her cousins are the best.

 Scarlett has been enjoying emptying her toy bins and re-filling them.
She also enjoys emptying all the bookshelves, hers and ours.
And she especially loves taking all the soda cans out of the boxes and putting them into others. 
Scarlett also likes her books and her dog that sings. 
She is great at entertaining herself and quite content to play with her toys as long as we're nearby.

Scarlett loves to talk, and while a lot of it is still babbling she does have a few words.
She can say "mama" and "dada".
The second she hears Kyle come in the door she starts saying "dada" and crawling to him.
She can also say "hi" and waves or blows kisses.
Scarlett has loved music from the very beginning and loves to sing.
She sings "ashes, ashes" (Ring Around the Rosie) and "up a-bu da" (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star).

Scarlett loves to eat.
I am so thankful we chose to do Baby Led Weaning with her.
Lately she only wants to eat something if we eat it first.
She loves pancakes, french fries, homemade popsicles, and frosted cheerios.
She gets very upset when she finishes eating something she was enjoying.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Scarlett Grace: 6 Months

This has been sitting in my draft folder for 6 months...oops!

Our lives seem to revolve around Scarlett's sleep. 
I loved the sleep suit because it got her in her crib and rarely waking. 
Unfortunately, that didn't last long. 
Scarlett started waking up more and more as the weeks went on and nothing would console her except for nursing. 
She also has gotten much harder to put down, taking almost an hour. 
Once we finally do get her down she's typically up within 30 minutes. 
The cycle continues all night and if Kyle goes in to sooth her she just gets more upset, so it ends up with me being up most of the night. 
After many sleepless nights I am exhausted, so our pediatrician told us to try the Ferber Method. 
Hopefully it works and my baby will be back to sleeping through the night. 

She continues to grow long and lean. 
We just moved her into 9 month pants, since they finally fit her waist! She is also mostly in 9 month onesies although they are a bit long.
6 month onesies have started getting tight. 

She seems to have finally grown out of the tummy issues and rarely needs gripe water now, which I am thankful for. 
She is a ton of fun and is doing something new all the time. 
She rolls everywhere and is beginning to sit up.
She has also started this new thing where she bobs her head side to side. 
She grabs everything and wants it in her mouth. 
She's a big fan of paper and drinks. 
She babbles dada all day and mama when she wants something, typically to be picked up. 
The other day she looked right at Kyle and said dada so clearly that we both looked at her.   
Her eyes are changing and have lost the blue. 
They are mostly gray now. 
I can't wait to see what color her eyes and hair will be. 

She began solids the last few days and is fiercely independent.
She does not want you to feed her, she wants to put it in her own mouth. 
It makes me glad that we decided to do baby led weaning with her. 
She had potatoes and carrots for her first official meal.
I was amazed at how she picked it up and put it right in her mouth and started gumming. 
She has also had pureed apples and puffs. 
She puts the food in her mouth, makes a face, but continues to eat it. 
I don't think she's a fan of the texture yet. 
Hopefully we'll have a good eater. 

This month we celebrated both Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Holidays are so much fun to share with her. 
I can't wait till Christmas!

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