Gosh! It's amazing that you're eating all these foods already! My baby girl is a few days shy of 6 months and she makes sour faces at any food I've introduced so far - bananas, carrots, sweet potatoes. She barely eats any of i.
Iris started to scoot backwards too, and rolls over occasionally. Mostly she says bababa and gagaga and the occasional 'abu' :) She's a real sweetheart and smiles all the time and at everybody who addresses her, and finally started to actually laugh, which was awesome! She has started to put everything in her mouth, especially her toes. Can't quite sit unassisted yet but she's working on it. The 6 month check-up is not for another week but from my measurements she seems to be in the 50th percentile for both weight and height.
Aubryana is four days short of six months, rolls both ways started when she was 3-4 months, sitting up and she scoots. She can get up on her knees and elbows, I have a feeling this little girl will be crawling in a couple weeks, and it's depressing. My son is going to be three in less than a month, my baby is supposed to stay little longer, lol! Her six month check up isn't until the 27th but by my measurements she's 25 1/2 inches and 15 pounds.
I haven't been on here since I had my little man. Just an update on the birth. I was 5cm and 90% for about a week before finally being induced. I was put on pitocin for an hour, they broke my water, and he was born 40 minutes later. I didn't feel a true contraction until after they broke my water. He was almost born in the bathtub (which at our hospital is a big no-no!). No epidural, a 2nd degree tear, and lots of blood clots after that almost got me a trip to the OR. It was a great experience and I'm so glad I did it this time without the epidural or any pain meds. He was 8lbs. 11oz. and 21 inches too!
Now on to today. He is just about 5.5 months. He is rocking back and forth on his hands and knees and can pull himself forwards. He can sit, sign milk, and babble. He just started on rice cereal this week and doesn't seem to enjoy it. We'll see though. He rolls all over the place. Still nurses like a newborn and doesn't sleep more than 2 hours at time. Loves his big brother and sister to pieces. Has TWO teeth too. Had his first hair cut as it was so long and getting in his eyes. He's a beautiful blond hair, blued boy with a great smile and contagious laugh.
Our babies are definitely growing up! At least I feel better in knowing that I'm not the only one who's sort of sad to see it.
Lexi rocks back and forth and rolls over both ways. She's also sitting unassisted, but once she realizes that she's by herself or is trying to reach a toy...she falls. My mother's boyfriend's neice is four and she sat up by herself for a good five to ten minutes playing with her before she realized I wasn't holding her. I'm totally fine with her pretending that she can't do anything by herself (even though we both know she can), because it makes me feel slightly better about her growing up so fast.
We only give her one, maybe two meals of solids a day. I'm having trouble getting her to eat her veggies, and I'm not sure what else to try to make it happen.
Also, next month or the end of this month we're going to try to switch her back to regular formula to see if her milk allergy is gone. First we'll try Good Start and then if that doesn't work for her I'm going to try Enfamil since she had such troubles on Good Start in the beginning,
I love reading all of these!! Our babies are getting so big and it makes me sad!! Keep them coming!!
Isabelle is 6mnths and 2weks old she can rollover if she has too but really hates being on her tummy so unless she tips over onto her tummy while playing she is seldom practicing this skill. She can sit unsupported, pass toys from one hand to another, stand while holding onto someone or something, and she is starting to try to scooch on her bottom in a sitting position (she doesn't get too far yet but I know that any day now she is going to take off).
As for food, she is still breastfed but now eats 2 small meals a day. Ussually rice cereal and peas for lunch and maybe a mum mum and peas for supper. I tried green beans today with her but she really didn't like them. I think I'll try carrots as her next food. (I'm trying green veggies then orange veggies and then finally fruits with her to see if it makes any difference later on for liking veggies) We have to go really slow at introducing new foods because her brother is allergic to many foods and we want to be sure that each food is safe befor moving on to a new one.
Just noticed this thread now. Great to hear how wonderful everyone is doing!
Zoe will be 6 months next week (she was born nearly two weeks over my due date). At her 4 month appointment with her pediatrician, she was in the 95th percentile for height and 90th percentile for weight. So she's a very healthy girl. I have no idea what she weighs now, although it seems she gets bigger every morning when I get her from her crib.
She is rolling over and is great with her hands. She loves to play with toys and grab things--we have to be very careful because she will grab things when we walk next to the kitchen counter or shelves. She sits up for maybe a minute, and then she tries to grab something and topples over. She is definitely far more interested in playing and exploring with her hands than moving around, although she will bear weight on her legs and scootch around during tummy time.
We are still doing a combination of breastfeeding and formula. I waited until nearly 6 months to introduce solids; we just started rice cereal yesterday. And she refuses to open her mouth, so we have a bit of a learning curve. Our plan is to introduce a new cereal every week (rice, oatmeal, barley) and then start with veggies (same idea as jmomof3...hoping the veggies before fruits will encourage healthier eating habits). We'll do a new veggie every week, and after a month, we'll move to fruits. I am utterly amazed that someone is already feeding their 6 month old meats. Our pediatrician set up this plan so we could be sure she is not allergic to any new foods and so her GI system has time to adjust to each item. I don't think we will do meats or snacks for a long, long time. I am also very paranoid about choking, so introducing pureed foods for the next three months is fine by me. Even though I took a class in infant CPR, I just am not ready to handle anything that could cause her to choke (yep, I'm a wimp). Plus she has no teeth and no signs of teething yet...
We are also very active in a mommy group and love playing with other babies. I am just loving this time with her.
I took Aubryana to her six month check up a couple days ago and the ped said to do veggies and cereal first, and then meats and last to do fruits. I guess they're changing the way they want things done. I tried to give Aubryana chicken with gravy mixed with rice cereal yesterday and she didn't like it too much. The baby food you can get at the store has meats, and it's just as smooth as any other baby food. There's no chunks.
Okay so I haven't been back much since the delivery. Glad to read about everyone's babies and milestones. Here are mine on the twins:
We are under 1 week away from being 7 months
Baby A - Zoey
She is blond like her daddy. She can roll from her tummy to her back. Can hold herself with her arms extended. Can stay in the sitting position but must put her there. At 6 months she was 16 lbs (51% percentile). She has formula and purees (loves veggies and fruits). She sings every morning at 2 am and 4 am- just sings and then after 10 minutes we put the mute button (paci) on her. She sleeps from 7pm-5am for feeding and then goes back to sleep until 7:30am. She has GREAT BIG smiles! She loves to be held.
Baby B- Khloey
She is a brunette like me. She can crawl, pull herself up, sit up on her own, name it this child is trying it. She will be walking soon. At six months she was 14 lbs 12 oz (25% percentile- MD said not to worry since she is very active, lost weight after started crawling). Great eater like her sissy. She sleeps from 7-7pm- great sleeper. She's very independent.
I'm starting to make my food for them this weekend since I'm introducing meats and want to expand their palates (gerber is limited).
Next week at 7 months the girls are having their blood drawn- so not looking forward to that since Khloey won't sit still.
The girls went swimming for the 1st time last week and Zoey loved it and picked-it up fast. Khloey who happens to be my drama queen cried at first but eventually warmed up to the water.
Both girls love their jumparoos- I put them both on them and all you can hear is the jumparoos going at it. They also do communicate with each other with screams- hilarious stuff!
Well, Ava has her 1st tooth!! I broke through at 7 months and 1 week!! I think the other one is going to break through soon because she is not a happy camper and does not want to eat food, only her formula. She is also trying to pull her knees up under her to get in the crawling position. She still seems happy rolling and scooting where she wants to go! She is also trying to pull herself up on her bouncy chair and my bookcase, so I have to really watch her now!! I think I may have to move the bookcase for a while! We go swimming all the time and she loves it! She is really trying to talk lately and has recently started to put her arms up when you walk by her to let you know she wants to be picked up. We were outside on the 4th of July and it was super hot, so I offered her some ice cream and she loved it and yelled at me for more; usually she HATES anything cold or even slightly cool, so that was funny! She really knows other babies and kids and gets so excited when she sees them! Her hair is starting to get curly in the past couple of weeks and looks so cute!
We had quite an adventurous week. Zoe got her first two teeth, followed by her first fever (not related to the teeth), followed by her first injury at her part-time daycare (minor scrape from an activity mat when she was trying to crawl), followed by her 6 month doctor visit and vaccines, followed by the introduction of solids (carrots). Suffice it to say, none of us has slept much and I am going through Tylenol like it's going out of style. At her 6 month appt, she weighed 17 pounds (75th percentile) and is 29 inches long (95th percentile). I had tried rice cereal last week, and she clamped her mouth shut or cried, so her doctor said to go straight to veggies. She seemed to like the carrots, although afterward she cried and arched her back a lot, so I'm thinking they gave her gas. Not sure if that is reason enough to discontinue the carrots; we'll experiment more tonight. After a month of veggies, I will introduce fruits, and then we will mix in the cereal so she gets her iron while disguising the flavor of the cereal. I am still breastfeeding (with supplemental formula), and she sleeps through the night, so we are going to progress slowly through the solids. I am already in shock over her two teeth, time is flying and my baby is growing up so quickly :(
Glad to hear all the babes are doing so great!!
Iris is 8 months old today, and lots of stuff has happened in the last month. She started crawling forward 2 weeks ago and a couple of days ago she pulled herself up to a standing position in her crib (which is quite scarry when she does it by herself at 4am). She has her bottom 2 teeth and the top 2 look like they'll show up any day now. We started solids at 6 months but she didn't take to it very well... actually every bite was a struggle :)) Thankfully, it was oatmeal that sealed the deal and now she eats pretty well. We haven't given her rice cereal, and I don't think I ever will as all my friends' babies seem to hate the taste lol! So far zucchini, yam, and banana puree seem to be her favorite. I also give her a whole peach or nectarine to nibble on and she eats about half at one go. I'm still nursing but we've pretty much replaced 3 meals with solids. She had her first egg yolk this weekend, and we'll introduce chicken next week.