July 30, 2012

6 Months!!! (Almost)

I've been a horrible mom when it comes to monthly baby updates. I did one when Sugarcube was a month old but nothing since! Awesome.

 So, because I see monthly updates every time I log into my reader, making me feel like I've failed my daughter somehow, I've been motivated to finally publish a Sugarcube update! So here goes...This is going to be a huge Instagram tribute by the way;)

Sugarcube, you'll be a whole 6 months old on August 12, 2012 and seriously, I can't get over that! That's half a year old baby girl! Half a year that just vanished--- Where did the time go? Gosh, you'll be taking your first steps and saying Mommy and Daddy before I know whats up!  

You are seriously the cutest baby I've ever met (yes, I'm bias. But you really are adorable)  Your smile is just THE BEST and I'm always doing uber silly things to make you grin and recently, giggle as well!

Even at almost 6 months old, you have such a zest for life; always looking so excited, intelligent and curious-- You make new baby sounds everyday that are just, so fun and adorable! Mostly, they're high pitched squeals, which makes me laugh, but sometimes I hear the makings of a word, or start of a word in there too! I know it's WAY too early for that but all the books we read, makes me think that you're getting something out of it:)

The older you get, daddy's convinced you'll keep my blue eyes, however you're reddish hair is turning more blond these days, taking on a strawberry blond look. Which is so beautiful on you're adorable sweet head:) Regardless of your final hair color, you have tons of it still, that keeps getting thicker and is showing a bit of a wave now. LOVE! This means mama can start using the 100+ bows your Aunt A passed down to you;)

You were taken off breast milk at 3.5 months, which broke your mama's heart, but that hasn't seemed to stop your growth and your still a healthy little nibblet! You eat every 3-4 hours,  usually 4-5 ounces a feeding. The dramatic switch to formula was a lot harder on Mommy then you. However, you spit up more now and have troubles with constipation:(

 You now weigh 13 lbs baby girl and are 24 inches long! Mommy can definitely feel the difference when she's handling your baby carrier:) She knew you were getting taller too because one minute, you're having a hard time reaching the floor of your exasaucer and the next, you have both feet flat and are bouncing to your hearts desire!

You've been sleeping through the night since 2.5 months, which was by far, OKAY WITH ME! You're such an awesome baby:) You typically sleep 9-10 hours with a bedtime of 8:00 pm and you take 2-3 good naps a day.

Recently though, you've been having troubles with teething. Mommy wasn't sure at first, but she thought maybe your first tooth was a molar. Everyone kept telling her that's so uncommon and that she was probably wrong. But nope! It's now popping through your gums and causing you a great deal of pain:( So sorry little one!

A month ago, you decided your thumb was more interesting then a paci. Which I'm semi okay with. It works wonders for when your sleeping or feeling fussy but your paci would fall out all the time and you couldn't find it. Now, you just deposit that little thumb between those gooey gums and we're golden! It might be somewhat of an issue when you're ready to be weaned... But for now, it's adorable and it melts your mama's heart!

It seemed like you developed a case of miss grabby hands over night, so now you reach for, and grab everything; including your tiny toes which you're trying SO HARD to place in your mouth. You've almost got it too!

With all that grabbing, came a VERY focused interest in food too. So it's only a matter of time before we introduce flavor into your little world Sugarcube! Last week we tried you on a sliced orange while out for lunch at mommy's favorite Thai restaurant. You LOVED it and kept reaching for more!

You've also become really good at rolling over, both ways! However, this new found skill allows you to sham on your afternoon naps;) Mommy will think your sleeping, because you're being SO QUIET, when in fact my dear, you're upstairs chewing on your blanket, touching your bumper and discovering your tiny toes. It makes me smile every time, but when you get cranky from the lack of sleep, that doesn't make mama smile so much:)

As far as daddy goes, he's the coolest in your book. You love bath time with him because he has a  really neat, completely water proof case on his iPhone where he'll play music, like Josh Turner and sing to you while you splash and play. You love it! Sometimes he'll even let you chew on his phone, which puts him next to milk and your new found love of oranges;) Which also equals, the coolest---

In fact, pretty much anything to do with daddy, you love:) Especially snuggle time in the mornings. Or snuggle time, anytime of the day! He takes you for walks, rides in his big truck and protects you from mommy's playful spankings;)  

In return, you wear his hat while he's at work. Just to keep it safe until he gets home!

In short baby girl. Your mommy and daddy love you so much; you've become our world! We're having a blast watching you grow while you discover this big exciting world. I have a feeling the next few months is going to fly by, with all the neat new things you'll have learned and will be doing! Take time to slow down though and give your parents a cuddle or two. We miss that, ya know!    


  1. I can't believe how big she's getting! And so cute too. =)

    Just curious, why did you have to stop BFing? That would break my heart too. =(

    1. It did break my heart:( I cried the first time I had to mix her breast milk with formula and BAWLED the day we quit altogether. I had been having troubles with supply for 1.5 months before we decided it was time to quit. Aunt flow had returned RIGHT AFTER I gave birth, even though I was feeding every 2-3 hours and not going anymore then 3 hours at night. Everytime my TOM would show, I dried up, and when it stopped and my breast milk came back, it was half an ounce less each time. I tried everything. Power pumping, fenugreek, oatmeal, BEER (LOL) for the hops, hops pills, mothers milk tea, increased calories, more milk plus, you name it! Alyssa's weight and height was noticably less at her 4 month appointment. The Doctor was a bit confused because she had been doing so well. It was still within the grid but barely. I decided then, that it was a pride issue and I wasn't doing my baby any good by holding on. We made the switch. It was hard but she's better off for it now and her growth is back on track and then some:) It's all part of being a mommmy; making the better decisions for your baby no matter how hard they are! So glad you've been able to stick with it!

    2. P.S I actually quit BEFORE her 4 month appointment because I was worried she wasn't getting enough. I'm glad I made the call before the appointment because the growth showed I was right. I knew my baby:)

  2. Cute post Becca! Thanks for the update! She is a doll!

  3. She is a cutie! What is your instagram username? Mines is mzroxyw! :)

  4. So sweet! I can't believe how big she is already!

  5. Awwww... how sweet! What a little cutie!


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