Thursday, June 9, 2016

Lainey Lou ~ Months 6 and 7

Uhm for real, I don't know how I have a 7 month old. I'm sure after these repetitive posts you're probably like Katie, a month went by and she got older ... that's pretty obvious. But for realsies. How?!
You can check out Lainey's growth in these previous posts:

Lainey Lou ~ A Birth Story
Lainey Lou ~ Month 1
Lainey Lou ~ Month 2
Lainey Lou ~ Month 3
Lainey Lou ~ Month 4

I *ahem, coughs* had a little bit going on last month and didn't do a 6 month write up ... or pictures ... RATS! So I'm combing months 6 (5.1.16)and 7 (6.1.16) for a collective post to make sure I bring you up to date on all things little Lousie (that's our current favorite nickname btw). 

This is your current signature Lainey face. Tongue pointed and curled up onto your upper lip. I think you get this from you PaPaw because he does this face too .. mostly while writing or thinking really hard.
You're rolling everywhere! And so determined to get anything that is near you. You haven't figured out how to crawl just yet, but it's certainly on the horizon.
 You most definitely know your name and look up immediately when someone talks to you.
 And your big blue eyed brother is one of your favorite people, and was my assistant photog while we snapped some pics. Bennett will be 3 at the end of this month.
You are teething out the wazoo and at the "I put absolutely EVERYTHING in my mouth" stage.
 And your smiley personality continues to be a part of our everyday shenanigans.
 You're sitting up all by yourself and it has brought a whole new world of fun for you!
 Your giggle is too much to handle. The sweetest.
 And your chunky thighs are my favorite.
 And at the end of the day, we love you even more than we did in the morning. Every time.
Here's what else is happening in your world lady ...

How Big Are You?
Your 6 month well visit, with shots, was 5.3.16 - your daddy took you to your checkup for the first time because I was a little laid up ... and you're growing little miss! You've got some adorable little chunky monkey thigh rolls and your cheeks are the squishiest! You are certainly bigger than your brother was at this age :) and that makes me smile.

  • Weight: 16 pounds 3 oz ~ 55%
  • Height: 27.25 inches ~ 95%
  • Head: 17.25 ~ 90%
You've officially grown out of all of your 6 month sleepers and thankfully while GoGo was here she bought you tons of 6-9 month clothes so you're not wearing all of your brother's hand-me-downs. Someone remind me again why I decided not to find out Lainey was a girl?! Why did I not realize how nice it was to get clothes as gifts when they are growing so fast?! At least she doesn't mind being nakey baby :)
What's Your Temperament?

Girlfriend I have no doubt you are going to make waves as you get older. You are the brightest happiest little nugget as long as you are fed and moving 24/7. You come by it honestly so I can't say much about that.  You currently are cutting your first teeth, and trying SO HARD to crawl - so you are a bit frustrated because you just want to move! But your walker and bouncy help a little bit. Plus, since you've graduated to the high chair and puffs and mum mums are in order that seems to ease your gums a little and makes you a happy camper.
You have yet to meet a stranger and smile at just about everyone. You will let just about anyone hold you too. To say you are a social butterfly is putting it lightly. You do not miss a beat and make sure to insert yourself in every conversation. When you start to get sleepy you get so vocal and you love to be heard! Your giggle is here and here to stay! And that brother of yours keeps you laughing all day. Sometimes it's hard for adults to get a rise out of you, but if your brother or Maggie enter the room you are locked in.
You continue to LOVE your hands. You like to suck your thumb and you like to put your hands in your mouth constantly. Feeding you can still be a bit of a challenge because your hands and your bib make it to your mouth before we can finagle the spoon in there. But your pincher grasp is further developing and you're enjoying learning to feed yourself too by picking up small bites from the tray.

What Are You Eating?

This department has TOTALLY changed. You're eating 2-3 bottles a day (always a morning and nighttime bottle and an occasionally midday bottle) and 3 meals a day plus snacks. You're a piggy and we love it. We've introduced you to almost everything and you're doing great. You are such a good eater and really there aren't many foods you don't like. The only one we've noticed a little problem (allergy we think) is mangoes. But other than that you're doing great. 
Food schedule is currently:

  • You eat an 8oz bottle when you wake up in the morning
  • breakfast - usually a scrambled egg and yogurt, 
  • lunch - a mashed up banana with peanut butter and a pouch of food, 
  • a midday bottle, and often small fruits, 
  • table food or 1-2 pouches of food for dinner, 
  • and then you have a nighttime bottle before bed and sometimes only eat a couple of ounces before snoozing off to dreamland.

What Are you Sporting?

You've graduated to #3 diapers and still Pamper's people. We also had to start adding in baby dry diapers for nighttime because you were soaking through your diaper and your clothes and sleep sack mid-way through the night. Those have kept things much better!

You've certainly grown out of all of your clothes and you're rocking some 6 month items, but mostly 6-9 or 9 month clothes. You still rarely wear shoes, but mainly because I'm too lazy to add another item to what we need before we hustle out the door. You've got so many cute pair though that we need to start adding them in before you grow out of them.

How Are You Sleeping?

You're still rocking sleep, but we've dealt with some sleep-regression and battle lots of early mornings with you. I think your brain is just developing so quickly that you're starting to dream and wake yourself up. But you're often up well before 6 am and eager to start the day!
You're wearing a sleep slack at night and you are a belly sleeper through and through.  We lay you down on your back in hopes you'll stay that way but within minutes you roll over and you're knocked on your belly. 
Your routine goes a little something like this (it can vary plus or minus an hour depending on the day ... but this is pretty close):
6:00am wake up - so happy and smiley - 8 oz bottle
8:00am - nap in crib 1.5 hours
9:30am - breakfast (yogurt, scrambled egg, banana, etc)
12:00pm - nap (in crib if at home or often in pack and play, car, etc) about 45 min - 1.5 hours
1:00pm - lunch (baby food, banana and peanut butter, small cut up berries/veggies, etc)
3:00pm - 4 oz bottle (if needed, or puff snack)
4:00pm - cat nap while hanging out with everyone
5:30-6pm - dinner - 1-2 pouches of baby food or table food if possible
7:30pm - bath time, pj's, sleep sack
8pm - bedtime - 8 oz bottle - sleep in your crib

Lainey Likes + Dislikes:


  • When the food is all gone :(
  • Being in one spot for too long
  • Not being part of the action
  • Post bath/pre-bedtime bottle - she is hungry and sleepy


  • Your devices :) walker, jumperoo, etc
  • Your thumb when you are tired. Bah I need to break that habit.
  • Food! Oh my does this girl like her food. 
  • Bath time/the pool
  • Being talked to and played with
  • Your hands!
  • Your play gym!
  • Your big brother, you think he is so funny
  • Rolling all over the place
  • your princess mirror
Fun Moments, Favorite Notes, Lainey Quirks + Milestones:

Your current official nicknames are Lou, Snowball, Monkey, Lainey Lou, Lousie and Wittle
You are sitting up by yourself
You are eating all of your meals in your highchair and ate at your first restaurant highchair meal
You rode in the grocery cart without your car-seat and thought it was the best thing ever

 And then in true big brother fashion, he made fun of you for chewing on your chew toys :)
You survived your first parent's out of town vacay.
You swam in the pool (and loved it)!!!
You are without a doubt a daddy's girl (or as we call you, per Bennett, "a daddy's grill") and you're just the sweetest little to have around!
And that's a little update of what's been going on these past two months with our sweet Lainey Gal! Being your mommy is the greatest! Love ya monkey.

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