I can’t believe I’m writing this already but our sweet Sawyer just turned six-months-old! How is she half a year old already?! I’m sure every mom thinks this but I swear we were just leaving the hospital with her yesterday!
The past six months with her in our family have been an absolute joy. Sure, there have been challenges and rough patches while adjusting to a family of five. But it truly feels like this is how it was meant to be. I’m not really sure how I ever lived without Sawyer in my life. Every morning when I go into her room she looks up at me with eyes barely open. A huge smile appears on her face and I instantly melt into a puddle of goo. And it’s pretty much the same thing when I put her to bed at night.
I know it seems like I’m gushing but, well, I am. It makes me so happy that she is here and I have been soaking up every moment I have with her.
We just had her six month appointment and she is getting so big! She is now 15 pounds, 12 ounces, more than a two pound gain over the last two months! She is in the 94th percentile for height! The girl definitely likes to nurse. I haven’t really been counting but I would guess she nurses anywhere from 6-8 times a day still.
I will write more about reaching my breastfeeding goal of six months (!!!) but for now I think I will keep going. I know that breastfeeding is a huge comfort to her when she is teething and fussy and I don’t like the idea of taking it away from her when it’s working so well. So for now, we will continue to breastfeed!
She goes to sleep around 7:30 p.m. and wakes up at 6:30 a.m. It has been like that since she was two-months-old. Yes, I realize we really lucked out in the sleep department. I am so grateful and I’m hoping it lasts!
We started a few pureed veggies and fruits last week. She is not a huge fan but neither were her big brothers. My guess is we’ll probably skip to real food cut into small pieces soon anyway. We did try some puffs and she is awesome at picking up foods already but once she gets it in her mouth she spits it out.
As far as Sawyer’s personality goes, I would describe her as a quiet observer of her environment. She mostly just looks around with wide eyes, she watches her brothers in amazement (or maybe it’s terror?) and she doesn’t make a whole lot of noise. She does have days where she will babble more than others. She’s making more consonant sounds, like ma ma ma, da da da, ba ba ba. She’s also blowing raspberries, which is the cutest!
Her favorite things include bath time and pool time. Seriously, she LOVES the water! She loves it when I kiss her tummy or toes. She laughs a lot when I sing “five little monkeys jumping on the bed.” She loves her pink seahorse that plays music while she’s falling asleep. She is also a thumb sucker. If it’s not her thumb in her mouth it’s some type of teether.
She has two bottom teeth that recently popped through. It’s super fun when she bites me while nursing (said no mom ever, lol).
Our girl is growing and changing so much and we love her dearly! She adds so much joy and fun to our lives!