1 - Six Month Stats
Weight: 17lb 5oz
Height: 24 3/4"
Weight: 16lb 1oz
Hysterical right. At 4 months they weight virtually the same but differed by an inch (Kenley being longer). Kenley is still in the 50% for weight and I think also for height. Ashlynn just barely made the charts for height and still barely does. They'll be sharing clothes in no time!
2 - Sleep
Ashlynn (taken from her 26 week update)
"Getting better! This whole week she started staying asleep when put down at 7pm. She used to wake within an hour to eat again, but now she's falling asleep and staying that one until about midnight when she wakes to eat again. Midnight snack.
Then she wakes around 3-4 and sleeps to 6ish. Yesterday, she slept later than I did! I heard the Husband taking the dogs downstairs and realized it was 6:30 and she wasn't up. I actually went in and checked on her. She woke 15 minutes later when the sun came up. I hope this habit continues for a while.
Naps, while still short, have been easier too. I seem to always catch her when she's ready and with the classical music on the sound machine she falls right asleep."
Kenley (as of this week, her 26th)
Most nights, when possible, we tag team bedtime. I take Kenley at 7pm to her room to nurse and Pete takes Ashlynn for jammies, teeth, and books (and bath if it's a bath night). I nurse Kenley and by 7:30 she's usually asleep. Sometimes she's still awake, but drowsy so I pop in the pacifier and rock her a bit then place her in the crib. She immediately rolls to her side. Occasionally, she'll roll over to her belly and wake herself up. Mostly though she'll sleep on her side and eventually move to her belly a bit later.
She typically wakes up around midnight-ish and I feed her again and she goes right back down. Sometimes I have to go back in to pop in the paci, but she's usually asleep until about 4am. Paci popping doesn't work at this point and the only thing that does is nursing. At this point, I bring her into our room and nurse her in bed before getting another 2 hours or so and then usually wake to her smacking me in the face around 6am.
No, you did not just have a de ja vu. So much for the theory of having one bad sleeper means your next will sleep like a log for twelve hours straight. The difference is, I'm now going to start night weaning.
3 - Food
Ashlynn didn't start solids until 28 Weeks (I know, we were cruel, but I felt I needed to get the go ahead from her pedi). She started with sweet potato and was taking just about 2oz
Kenley started at 24 Weeks and has had sweet potatoes, string beans, carrots, bananas, avocado, applesauce, pears, oatmeal and adding squash tomorrow. She eats twice a day roughly 2oz at a time, but definitely around 4 oz total for the day. I'm probably going to start add in some faux BLW style frozen food at lunch to keep her entertained and busy while Ashlynn eats.
4 - Personality
It's actually kind of hard to remember Ashlynn. We know she was happy and usually very serious when in new settings or with new people. We called her an observer as she usually would hesitate to show happiness and take everything in first (pretty true to this day). Ashlynn was a HUGE mommy's girl and would cry if someone else even held her.
Kenley is definitely a happy girl. She's cranky when tired and hungry, typical stuff, and she doesn't seem to care for people getting right up in her face (me either). Kenley is more social and is usually pretty happy being with others, especially if she is familiar with them. She still can give a major stink eye that would make grown men feel small.
5 - Photos!
Okay, I know this is what you really came for!