Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What a difference a month can make...

We started Makenna on rice cereal at 5.5 months. Our Pediatrician told us we could start anytime after her four month appointment, but we figured we would wait until she was showing signs that she was ready to start solids. Makenna started getting very interested in the food we were eating. She also started drooling, sitting on her own, and waking more during the night which are all "signs" that she was ready to try some food.

Well, our first attempt didn't go so well. She gagged.

We continued to try cereal for a week and a half, with no success. She gagged so much, she made herself throw up :( We decided to wait a couple of more weeks to see if she would be more ready.

We tried again at 6 months. We offered bananas, apples, pears, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Still not successful. She would turn her head and close her mouth tight.

Slowly, she started taking a bite here and there. I sat and ate apple sauce while I fed her. She thought that was fun because she was getting the same stuff as mommy. I ate Mac and Cheese when feeding her sweet potatoes so she would think it was the same as mommy's again.

At 6.5 months we are finally successful! She is now an eating champ! I love how she leans her head forward and up when she wants another bite. It also cracks me up when she goes cross-eyed while looking at the spoon coming towards her mouth.

I was so worried that she would NEVER eat! It is such a relief to see her enjoying some yummy goodness. Now I need to start making/freezing homemade baby food!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fun in the sun!

Starting out early! :::kidding:::
Everyone has one of these pictures in their baby album right?!
Loving spending time with Gramma
Too much fun!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

6 Months!


*Weight-15 pounds 1 ounce (30th percentile)
*Height-26 3/4 inches (80th percentile)

Long and lean. We need to chunk her up!

My big girl now sleeps in her crib throughout the night and during naps. It turned out to be an easy transition. Although mommy is still sleeping in the guest bedroom, just so she can be *somewhat* close to her baby girl!

She has eaten rice cereal with apple, banana, sweet potato, and pears. She still isn't a fan of this eating solid foods thing but is slowly getting the hang of opening, swallowing, and NOT gaging until she pukes!

She can sit unassisted.

She is a rolling machine-now has mastered the roll going both ways!

Is starting to get "stranger danger" anxiety. She ALWAYS needs to know right where her mommy is.

Half way through the first year already :( I better start thinking about her first b-day party....it will be here before we know it.

4th of July!

Makenna loved spending the weekend at the beach with the fam. Lots of food, fun, and fireworks! Going for a walk on the beach

Trying on her life jacket

First boat ride-She slept the whole time!

Practicing her sitting "all-by-myself" skills

Hanging out with Uncle Sam (while he blocks the TV so she can't watch it!)
Getting Great Grandpa loves!
And Great Grandma kisses!
Washing away the sunblock and sand!
All Clean!