Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy "Half" Birthday Marley!

Marley was 6 months old on Monday the 9th.  Marley has grown so much over the past month!  Marley began eating cereal and fruit for breakfast last week.  It seems to help her through the day a little better.  She eats 4-5 oz with her foods at breakfast and dinner and 6 oz otherwise.  She is still eating all homemade baby food!  So far so good, she seems to LOVE it and I love making it for her! 

We are still in the process of transitioning Marley from sleeping swaddled.  Saturday night she was so tired from being gone all day that we decided to just let her sleep with her arms out.  She did pretty good... only woke up a couple of times and right back to sleep.  Lastnight when I fed her she fell asleep and stayed asleep while I put her in her sleep sack. 

She napped in her room for a short while yesterday and we tried it today.  I think we just need to make the move before it is too late...

If we are lucky, Marley takes anywhere from 2-4 naps a day with at least 1 long nap.  She is getting better about entertaining herself while we are doing things around the house or with Lily.  Marley is now big enough to be in the exersaucer and she really seems to like it.  She also has a new found love for Nick Jr's Bubble Guppies and Yo Gabba Gabba.  Whatever works at this point!






Marley had her SIX month check up today with Dr. Macklem.  We got a very good report...  Marley only has a couple of days left of one medication, then will be off them for good!  Dr. Macklem said Marley could eat basically any soft food at this point.  So we will start to experiment with new fruits, veggies, and beans!  Can't wait to visit the Farmer's Market! 

Marley got 2 shots and did a fantastic job.  Hardly cried at all.  As we were getting ready to leave it was super dark and pouring rain!  Marley was due to eat so we I decided to feed her and wait out the storm.  A few moments later, one of the nurses came running out saying a tornado had been spotted near 96th and Hwy 370 (we were at 42nd and 370).  We were all taken back to exam rooms to take cover...  I finished feeding Marley then went to check the weather.  There was no longer a warning so we headed for home... 
waiting for shots at the doctor office...

Weight:  15 lb 11.5 oz (44%)
Height:  25.5" (41%) - shorty!
Head:  16.85" (60%)

She goes back to the doctor in August for her 9 month check-up!  Oh and one more thing, since car seat recommendations have changed it looks like we will be keeping Miss Marley rear facing until age 2.  With Lily it was at 1 year of age but the American Academy of Pediatrics have changed their guidelines...  We will see how this goes since she really doesn't care to ride in the car unless she is sleeping...

UPDATE...

Marley was unbelievably crabby and upset this evening.  She just doesn't feel well at all.  She woke up with a stuffy nose this morning and I think her little legs hurt from the shots.  She was so exhausted when we put her to bed she cried and cried.  Mommy is just hoping Marley gets some good rest tonight so she feels better in the morning...

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful little girl! She is growing up so fast...

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