September 26, 2022

6 months of Sutton.

Six months doesn't actually seem that long, since it feels like she's always been here. But when I think about "half a year", that makes it seem like time is flying. 

I did read something on instagram about hospital bags. And it didn't hit me until that minute that I really fit the description of what the poster was talking about; when we got home with Sutton, I didn't unpack my bag. It sat next to the front door for an entire week. I just didn't feel comfortable enough to unpack. Then I went back into the hospital and never had a bag...Scott just stuffed a few extra clothes and my toiletry bag (that was still sitting by the front door in my hospital bag) into his computer bag for when he came back to the hospital to sit with me for 3 more days. 

Then, I think after I was home for another few days, I unpacked the hospital bag. If you know me, you know I unpack the second I arrive home from any trip. This was not like that. I couldn't deal with that hospital bag. I, being superstitious, had used the same bag, same shower shoes, same robe, same Hydroflask, etc that I had taken to the hospital when Wells was born. So much for that. I really thought my biggest issues would be trying to drink enough water and what would I wear home (I don't remember what I wore home...though, after hospital stay #2, I one hundred percent wore pajamas, sneakers, and a winter coat. It was a sight.)


We're slowly starting solid food. I haven't pushed it and she hasn't seemed ready anyway. We did baby oatmeal last week and then started sweet potato puree over the weekend. I guess the method is 3-4 days of one food before adding in another. Here are my baby food making posts as a refresher on how seriously I took it last time.  I have no idea what food we'll try next. I kept an actual journal of Wells' food intake when he was starting solids LOL. Her bottles are usually 5 oz and they keep her pretty full it seems. We're still doing a mix of formula. This week, it's Gentlease + Kendamil. I have some Gerber lined up for next week. 

Her 6 month appointment is at the end of this week but I weighed her last weekend and she's almost 17 pounds, which is what Wells weighed at this age. She's wearing 9 and 12 month clothes and size 3 diapers. She has two little teeth at the bottom; one halfway in and the other just broke through this past weekend. She hasn't so much as whimpered in the last several days though. She is so happy all of the time that I can't believe I saw another tooth coming in on Saturday. 

She is a lazy baby. She can roll over. She 100% chooses not to most of the time. She does it exclusively when I'm not watching. We will walk back into a room to find she's moved 3-4 feet in any direction, but she's like an Elf on the Shelf or something when it comes to movement. 

Our current schedule at 6+ months: 

She wakes up around 7am and has a bottle. On weekdays, we go to drop Wells off at preschool around 8:15 and then we go and walk for a bit and she has her morning nap in the stroller. She has bottle #2 around 10am. We pick Wells up at 11:30 and she has some oatmeal for lunch around 12:30 and another bottle around 1:00 and then is down for nap #2. If I'm lucky, I get 90 minutes out of her. Sometimes more, usually less. Either way, by 3pm, she's playing and doing whatever. Bottle #4 happens at some point. Usually around 4:30-5, I try to get her to sleep for another 30 minutes. She eats dinner around 5:30pm with us (even before we started purees, I would just sit her at the table) and then has bottle #5. Bathtime is around 6:30pm these days and then it's the last bottle and to bed around 7-7:15pm. If she skips that last catnap, bath/bed is earlier. 

Sutton is a Good Baby™. One of those that people dream about having. One of those that you can't figure out how to say anything bad about. She is so predictable. I almost always know exactly what she wants. She is completely content and smiley. She's an observer. She loves cloth books and studies them for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. 

She loves watching everybody, chirping/talking to herself, bath time, and her bottles. She tolerates stroller rides, headbands, and loud dog barking very well. 

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