Monday, February 22, 2016

reid: seven months

you guys, it's the 22nd already.
time is flying.
literally. flying.
and our little miss reid is
s e v e n   m o n t h s  o l d.
summer seems right around the corner
and just like that i'll have a one year old
and a three year old.
i'm looking forward to it.
now more about reid...
we're actually going to the doctor tomorrow
because she has to get her second round of the flu shot,
but the last time we went she weighed 17 lbs.
i'm interested to see how much she's grown in a month because
ronnie was just saying that he thought she seemed heavier.
i can never tell.
she's right on track for clothing,
wearing a size 6 month or 6-9 month things. 
she's also in a size three diaper.
i have no clue about shoes because i
never put them on her.
shoes at this age are pointless and a pain.
her hair is red and growing exactly opposite of brette's.
B had long hair in the back, like a mullet.
reid had long hair up top and hardly any length around her neck.
it'll be interesting to see if it grows in as
great as brette's did.
her eyes are still a gorgeous blue, thank goodness.
both my babies carry their weight in their
cheeks and thighs.
and yes, reid has an abundance in both those areas.
she's a cute little squishy baby.
oh geez.
the dang sleeping issues.
she was doing so well.
literally after i wrote last month that i was tired of her getting
up once a night, she stopped.
just like that, she started sleeping through the night.
it was glorious!
it was refreshing!
it. was. short. lived.
she did it for about two weeks.
and then back to the once a night thing again.
and then this week, its even worse.
4 out of the last 5 nights,
she's been up every 2 hours.
i don't nurse her or anything.
i just go in their,
roll her over and pop her pacifier back in and
she'll drift right back off.
but it sucks for me because i'm up
four times a night and i want to kill myself.
actually, i want to kill ronnie who sleeps through the whole thing.
i'm hoping some teeth pop through soon and i
have something concrete to blame this on.
as for naps,
they've gotten so much better.
she is taking at least one 2 hour nap a day
and sometimes she'll even take two.
there are those days where i can't get her to stay asleep,
but most often she stays down.
unfortunately, it almost always her morning nap,
which means i get no break.
i'm with brette while reid sleeps and then
i'm with reid while brette sleeps.
i'm looking forward to having them both down together again.
i live for those few moments every afternoon where
i can just chill for a minute.
i am not as restrictive as i was with brette.
brette's introduction to food was very planned.
she would only have one or two foods a week so
i would know if there were any allergic reactions.
with reid? not so much.
she's had jello, yogurt, carrots, applesauce, bananas,
mashed potatoes, peas, pudding, spinach packet,
zucchini, oranges, green beans.
basically, if we have something soft,
i'll let her try it.
she doesn't seem to be loving much of anything though.
she'll take 4 or 5 great bites and then she's pretty much over it.
i'm assuming her appetite will increase once she's older and
she gets teeth and can actually eat more things.
i'm dying for her to get teeth.
i think it makes things much easier.
she's still exclusively on breastmilk, which is a difference from brette.
brette always had formula at least once a day.
reid is never hungry like brette was and
she would always pass out before i could give her a bottle so
she's never had it.
i'm trying to pump enough to keep up with the demand while
i'm at work, but my stash is getting pretty slim.
we might have to introduce formula before she turns a year
if i can't keep up.
hopefully she likes it okay or we might have a problem.
she hates laying down now.
she always wants to be sitting so i've concocted
a few different ways to keep her sitting up without me holding her.
 it frees me up and makes playtime more fun for brette.
she still loves lights and sounds or
anything that crinkles.
and everything goes in her mouth.
and it drives brette crazy, so i try to
always have something of her own that she can chew on.
brette's not a big fan of slobbery toys.
reid is also a yeller.
she is constantly talking in the loudest voice ever.
its just one long yell over and over.
and yes, brette mimicks her, so that's fun.
i've tried working on her crawling but
she seems to be a long way away from that.
right now she also spends time each day in her
exersaucer and jumper.
she loves that she's not laying down and i love
that i have use of both my arms.
she's also a pacifier girl.
she seems more dependent on it then brette ever did.
i'm worried we might have a harder time breaking her of it
so i've thought of taking it away in the next few months.
i always heard, the younger the better.
she never uses it during the day, but always when she's sleeping.
in fact, she can now find it in her crib and put it
back in her own mouth.
hopefully she outgrows it on her own like brette.
she had her first valentine.
she ate her first foods.
she had her first sleepover without mommy.

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