Well Baby Check Up  

Saturday, June 6, 2009

June 2009: 6 months old

Bailey had her 6 month Well Baby check up on Wednesday. Our little munchikin weighed in at 14.09 pounds (25%), she measured in at 26 inches (50%) and her head measured in at 42.5 inches (50%). She has hit all of her milestones except for sitting unsupported. The Doctor claims it's the exersaucer's fault, but I think he is wrong again. Am I one of those parents? He said that it was preventing her from crawling, but she seems to prefer to roll around vs. crawling. She's a rolly polly baby. Well, regardless, we just got it and she doesn't like to be in it for very long, 15 min at the most so I don't really think it's holding her back in the way he claims. I think Bailey prefers to take the easy way out, she's no sucker LOL. JK! From everything I've read babies learn things at their own pace and if they are behind in one area they are usually ahead in others. Her latest tricks are clapping and peek-a-boo.

Clapping... it's still kind of random, she hasn't associated it with being proud or happy yet

Peek-a-Boo... also very new for her to be doing it on her own, too cute!

Bailey has mastered rolling over so well that it's her primary source of transportation LOL... Mr. Kitty doesn't know what to make of Bailey's mobility feature now!

On the day of the appointment we noticed a new development in Bailey's world... her first tooth. So cute =) Then the very next day she grew it a friend. So little B has two brand new baby teeth pushing through. This in combination with her 6th month immunization shots has given me some trying days this week! Nap times have become an all day battle, she fights sleep as if it were her enemy. Dosing her with infant Tylenol has helped, but I hate having to do that. But her lack of sleep is causing her to get dark circles under her eyes to match my set and that scares me. I have started giving her baths twice a day now, once late in the morning after she eats her solids and once at night. The baths are to help her sleep and it's been working so I will keep it up for a while until she stops the battles. She is the cleanest baby ever LOL.

These are her toothy shots, if you can see them poking through

new baby teeth = tired girl

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Summer Time  

Monday, June 1, 2009

May 2009: 6 months old

It is official, summer time is here! The kids will be getting out of school for the summer this week and hopefully be spending lots of time with their Aunt Kayla by the pool. On Saturday Candi and the kiddos came by in the evening to take a dip in the pool and eat some pizza. This was Bailey's first time to experience a pool. I think that it still needs to warm up a little for her to fully enjoy it, she seemed unsure about all of it. It was pretty chaotic with all of the kids splashing her, she seemed overwhelmed by her first experience. I don't typically give Bailey a passy, but she was very happy to see it when I brought it out as a back up plan. She hung on to it for dear life and made happy little grunts as she sucked away LOL. We then hopped in the hot tub to warm up a little and Bailey instantly relaxed. She was perfectly still, kicked back with her chillin' arm propped up on me and her little feet out. It was much quieter in there and best of all no splashy older ones to dodge. No doubt about it, the hot tub was more of her thing (closer to bath time that she adores so much). I am hoping she will warm up to the pool as the water warms up. John and I will be swim suit shopping for her tomorrow, and I hope to get some less distressed pics this weekend.

She has not cared about the passy since the pool trip, I guess it was just a bit of security for her in an overwhelming place. Now when I try to give it to her she will suck on it for about 30 seconds and pull it out of her mouth to inspect it then tosses it aside. But I don't mind at the moment, because she has started to say Ma Ma when she whines. She hasn't shown any signs of associating the new sounds to me, but it still sounds sweet to my ears!

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