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How has it been 6 months that you’ve been here? The first two weeks went by so slowly. At one point I knew at any given moment how many days old you were. Then time progressively sped up, and now it is flying and I want more than anything to slow it back down.
When you were born it felt like eternity before I was able to see you, when in reality it was probably only a few minutes. But when I finally got to see you I was in shock. You were so stunningly perfect. The most beautiful baby that I’ve ever seen. You are still strikingly beautiful on inside and out as you are showing us every single day.
I hope you always laugh easily, explore, and have a thirst for knowledge like you do now. I also pray that you always know how beautiful, smart, and amazing you are and never settle for less than what you deserve. Always keep faith, family, and your friends first in your life and find comfort there, not in material things. And remember, your mama loves you with all her heart and always will.
Okay so clearly emotional/mush city over here. I really can’t get over this half a year thing. How?!? I keep telling MG that she is just a little baby she can’t be belly crawling. My Maddie Grace is just a little baby who sleeps all day she can’t be this baby who is always on the go and never has time for a nap.
Yes, in other words we are still struggling with Maddie Grace’s sleeping. I’m not sure when the last time I was able to get more than 3 hours uninterrupted sleep and I don’t think that’s a good thing. We are running out of ideas here and starting to just be accommodated to less sleep. Her naps do seem to be getting longer in length (somewhat) although less in frequency. We’ve talked to the doctor, friends, etc., about how to get her to go back to sleeping through the night and everyone agrees we’ve got to be better about the cry it out deal. I’m just not good with it. When she cries every mama instinct in my body tells me to go comfort her, having to listen to her scream breaks my heart. But I really want to sleep again. So right now we practice a mixed cry it out where I’ll let her cry, but only for so long before I give in.And oh is she active now. MG wants to MOVE. She gets frustrated that she can’t crawl. She studies other babies crawling and wants to do it so bad and she is scarily close. I have a feeling by next month’s update I will say she’s conquered it, although I hope she takes her time. It amazes and terrifies me how far she can make it just belly crawling though.
Maddie Grace still loves being outside and being stimulated at all times. The worst possible thing is to let her get bored. She keeps me very busy, basically I have no down time now and only have time to blog/respond to emails/clean the house/do anything for me is a brief window at night. So if it takes me a while to respond to you, that’s why.The fun thing is about a week ago we started solids with Maddie Grace! She made it clear to us that she was ready so we steamed ahead. I did a lot of research beforehand and we decided we wanted to take a Baby Led Weaning approach to solids. We did a ton of research and found our perfect high chair in the OXO Tot Seedling, and starting giving MG pieces of banana, avocado, eggs, and bread. I also spoon feed her all natural applesauce and unsweetened, unflavored yogurt. I plan on writing a post more in depth on Baby Led Weaning in the future, but as we have only been at it a few days we are still figuring it out. If you have any advice on Baby Led Weaning, or food suggestions, or even suggestions on how to not have banana everywhere, please let me know in the comments below or shoot me an email.
We don’t have our doctor’s appointment for another 11 days (not sure why it’s so late this month) and are hosting an engagement party this weekend (aka no time to take her 6 month pictures) so I’m going to end this here and update again after the doctor’s appointment. Hope everyone has an amazing and fun-filled weekend!