28 December 2014

Aria's Six Month Update

Happy half birthday to my little Poppins!
This has been such an exciting month and looking back at Aria's five month update, I definitely feel like the struggles we had have dramatically improved!

Milestones
  • We celebrated Aria's first Christmas! (separate magical blog post here!)
  • Aria has almost mastered sitting up.
  • She can now pull herself to stand up in her rocker/walker.
  • She is definitely trying to crawl, but a lot more coordination is required!
Sleeping
I am so happy to say that Aria is sleeping soooo much better now! It may be a mixture of being in her own room, or not being dependent on the dummy anymore, but whatever it is, it's working! She will go down around 6:45/7:00 and is asleep within around 15 minutes. We will feed her between 10:00 and 11:00 when she usually stirs, and then that is her until the morning! There have been the odd night where she is up at 3:00 grunting away (we think just teething) but giving her a dummy usually just soothes her back to sleep until the morning, which is anywhere between 6:30 and 7:30.
Feeding
We are well into weaning now and it is going great! Aria is definitely like her mummy and daddy, and is going to be a right foodie! So far, there hasn't been anything she doesn't like! ...this even includes a slice of lemon we gave her today, haha.

She has three meals a day and still has 4/5 bottles, although her interest in milk has definitely decreased. I'm not too worried about this, but it is something I will mention when see my Health Visitor in the New Year.
Routine
Aria has dropped down to three naps a day as she is staying awake much longer now. She will have a nap around 9:00, 1:00 and 4:00 and usually only for 30 minutes. Our bedtime routine hasn't changed other than it being a lot easier - something we are very grateful for!
Weight
We got Aria weighed a few weeks ago and was 14lb 14oz! She's dropped ever so slightly under the 50th percentile, but we were told it's nothing to be concerned about as it's just due to her having a new diet, and that the amount of weight babies gain slows down around 5/6 months.

Size
We are in the middle of sorting Aria's 6-9 month clothes and packing away what 3-6 doesn't fit anymore. She's got that much for Christmas, I doubt I'm going to need to go shopping for clothes anytime soon! Although I can bet there'll be a few sneaky purchases in the Christmas sales.... can you blame me?!
And that is it for our six month update! It's scary to think how quickly the next six months will go... our baby will be 1 before we know it!

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