Week 27 was all about kicking!
Louisa kicks her legs when she is on her stomach, getting closer and closer to crawling. She kicks her legs in the tub because she loves the big splashes it causes. And she kicks her legs in her crib as a protest to being put to bed.
Yeah, sleeping wasn’t any better last week. She has a four hour sleep period from about 8pm to midnight, but then she’s up every two hours after that until 6am, when she’s up for the day (so up at 12am, 2am, 4am, and 6am for good).
She also seemed so much heavier this week – everyone who saw her commented on how much she’d grown, so perhaps a growth spurt is responsible for the many night wakings…
Food! Louisa has been eating solid food for a few weeks now. It’s amazing how much more laid back I am about feeding my baby this time around. Basically, here are the things I learned from Nico:
- Baby portions are TINY! I buy one extra sweet potato, and it feeds her all week. I can’t believe how much baby food I made for Nico, only to have most of it go to waste because babies that size only eat a TEASPOON at any one sitting.
- I’m not even worry about variety! Seriously, She’s still getting ALL her nutrients from breastmilk, so I’m not even attempting to give her a balance of things.
- And since she’s still getting ALL her nutrients from breastmilk, I’m not even concerned with having her eat every day. If I can’t get it together to feed her for a day or two, I don’t let it stress me out (most of the time).
This is markedly different to my attitude with Nico, where I obsessed quite a bit about feeding him. And of course, Louisa’s been a better eater so far, gladly munching on lettuce leaves and other green foods. We’ll see how she progresses…
She had her 6-month well-baby checkup this week, and she’s now 16lbs 14oz and 26 3/4 in. It puts her around the 70th percentile for both height and weight.
She is now pretty good at moving, either by pivoting around on her stomach, or going backwards in an attempt to crawl. I feel that crawling is days away, and it won’t be too soon, either. She wants so badly to get places and discover new things. Baby girl’s growing up!!