My baby girl has reached the 6 month mark…she is half a year already. OH MY GOODNESS!! This month has been a busy one for us as a family, as I will share with you all in next week’s YouTube video. Her change in personality however hasn’t gone unnoticed, she is definitely developing a character and finding ways to tell us exactly what she wants. It’s funny because it’s actually her eyebrow that do most of the talking. They are super expressive! She reached another milestone this month, rolling over onto her tummy for the first time. We’d been watching her attempt this for a few weeks, but she would always leave her arm behind her back, so she couldn’t support herself. But now it’s official my baby girl can roll!
I’ve been reading that at this stage some babies sleep through the night…yeah my baby girl isn’t one of those! She goes down earlier now around 9pm, but she is still waking multiple times throughout the night. I’m not sure how to minimise this at the moment, but I will update you on any solutions found. I was thinking it may be a growth spurt meaning she’s getting hungry more often, so I decided to try weaning her. Most health visitors will tell you to start weaning from 6 months so I did it a little early, but that is only a guideline. I didn’t put pressure on getting a lot of food down her, but her interest in food had grown to a point where she could no longer sit down with the family at meal times and just watch. I will be doing a series of weaning posts soon so I won’t go into too much detail, but I have enjoyed looking over at meal times and seeing her sat next to me in her highchair picking at slices of fruit.
Over the Christmas period we have had a house full of family members, which meant a lot of attention for this little madam-which she loves! I had assumed that people wouldn’t bother getting her presents because she can’t yet do the opening up and appreciation act, but nope I was wrong! Under the tree was a small mountain of presents for my little lady. My boyfriend always says she takes after me in that sense because I love getting some love and attention thrown my way! Most of the holiday consisted of eating mountains of food and binge watching tv shows and Christmas films but we did manage to get up to London for a few days. London is my hometown so I was excited to take my daughter there for the first time and visit my very first home-which was also where I was born. It felt so special sitting outside the house with my daughter and my mum, where 2o years ago my mum had given birth to me. Gosh I just feel so thankful and blessed.
I look down at my body now and feel slightly sad at the fat that is slowly withering away. Do I want to get back into shape, YES! But it’s strange, it’s like loosing my tummy means letting go of the memories of being pregnant. I have a billion photos of my pregnancy of course to look back on. But that pregnancy bubble is so magical-I can’t wait to do it all again. This month has been the hardest for me (beside the first week) just because I’ve had so much on and you don’t realise how stressful it can get when you have to try and get lots done with a 6 month old baby! Sometimes I just have to take 10 minutes to myself, so on go the controversial baby tv shows and I can have a few minutes of peace. I have so much respect for all the working mothers out there because people aren’t wrong when they say being a mum is a full time job. I feel blessed that I have such a well behaved and happy baby, but there are still moments where things seem to get on top of me. All in all this month has been an exciting, stressful and festive month. My baby girl continues fill my heart up with joy every time I look at her, and I cannot wait to see her blossom even more in the next 6 months.