Saturday, April 25, 2015

ruby {6 months}

I can't believe we are at 6 months with sweet Ruby Marie. I feel like she should only be 2-3 months old.

This last month has been a month of eating. We basically nursed every 2 hours day and night. I am hoping she had a good growth spurt, because I am tired. It's a good night if I only wake up twice to feed her. She also refuses to take a bottle. Ayrika watched the girls while Bob and I went on a date and were gone a little longer than 2 hours. She wouldn't take the bottle from Ayrika and cried until we got home.

She wants to sit up so bad. But she is still pretty rigid and won't relax for very long. She can sit up alone for a few seconds at a time before toppling over. But with support she can sit forever. She does great at tummy time even though she rarely rolls.

Her favorite toys are the crackly page books, Sophie the giraffe, and her ball. She spends some time each day in her bouncer chair, swing, and on the play mat. But she HAS to be buckled up when we put her in the swing and bouncer. She uses her strong legs and tries to wiggle out. I'm sure that she is ready for the jumperoo.

The last few weeks I have been trying to get her on a bit of a schedule. She usually naps 3-4 times a day. With one nap being a 2 hour nap. Problem is, I never know when that will be. She is also still sleeping in the bassinet in our room. I can't bring myself to put her in the crib in Olivia's room when she is still waking up so often at night. 

She now wears size 2 diapers. After a week of blowouts I knew it was time to move up. She wears mostly 3-6 month clothes. I still put her in some 0-3 month leggings, because they fit her waist and legs so well. They are more like capris though on her long legs. I might have to pull out the 9 month sleepers soon since she is so long. Size 1 shoes are still a little big on her. 

I tried rice cereal with her a couple weeks ago when she started nursing all of the time in hopes that it would help. But she hated it. She loved carrots and has also had squash. We are going to continue introducing foods and letting her taste things that we are eating. It's so fun to see their reactions but it's also so messy and time consuming. (Especially when you are still nursing all of the time.)

Ruby is talking all of the time. It is so fun to listen to her and the little noises she makes. She loves to watch Olivia and gives the best smiles.

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