Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mya update time!

People may be wondering about mya's six month stats (maybe they aren't but i'm gonna write about it anyway). Because her life started in england, and she already received her 3 sets of vaccinations, she didn't get the regular six month doctor visit for her shots. Therefore, she didn't get her typical weigh in or measurements. So, we took it upon ourselves to weigh her ghetto-style with a regular scale where one of us holds her and we get on the scale and then that person weighs themselves without her. It turns out she weighed an inaccurate 19lbs! Not long ago we measured her height ourselves as well and she was around 27 inches! We've been told by several people that she's really long for her age, which i guess explains why half her clothes are a 12mos size...! She's so big we had to change the straps of her car seat to the next size up the other day. The only other slot available is the one for forward facing babies and seeing as she can't go forward facing for another 6 mos, she better slow down in the growing department!

She's doing really well eating with a spoon now. Mealtimes are getting less and less messy which makes me a happy mommy. So far, she's had sweet potato, peas, rutabega, carrots (which she hates), banana, apple sauce, and prunes! (and of course cereal!) I guess i shouldn't be surprised that she's growing so fast. I've also given in and started letting her have some juice but only because she won't drink water and she wasn't getting enough fluids to match the solids she was eating. And because I'm not a fan of juice from a bottle, she's started using her very first sippy cup! yay! She's still learning how to use it though and needs a little help holding it in the right place but she'll be mastering that in no time.

Baby sign language has kind of taken a back seat. I hate to admit that i'm someone who likes instant gratification but i am and seeing as teaching your baby how to sign takes some time for them to learn the signs and be able to sign back, i've unfortunately become really slack with that.

She's still learning to sit up all by herself but she'll have that down before long. She can kind of sit up on her own now but not for long and we can't leave her cause she'll fall over and smoosh her face and then cry and we don't want that.

Mya has started sleeping through the night again! (sort of). She's a bit of a tease and gives us a chance to remember what sleeping all night was like and she'll even do it a couple nights in a row...just long enough for us to get our hopes up and then she dashes those hopes in one fell swoop. BUT I am still hopeful that it's slowly getting better!

We took Mya out on her first trail walk/walk through the woods over the weekend

and she really seemed to like it. She has a thing for trees, so I thought she might enjoy going for a walk through the woods. Eventually she got tired and settled in for a little snooze

We thought about leaving her there for a bit

but decided to take her with us so the bears didn't get her. We're nice like that.

Maybe we'll do more trailblazing this weekend? We'll see!