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This week was very smooth. I am glad we got over the developmental leap before the time change! She turned 7 months old this week! I am in denial. I still think of her as a 6 month old. She can’t be 7 months old. Maybe next month 😉
Nursing is still going well with no problems.
So I kept my milk that I pumped (instead of the dreamfeed) in the fridge for a couple of days and then tried to feed it to McKenna in a bottle. We, um, haven’t done a bottle for a few weeks, so she was playing around with it and I assumed she just wasn’t wanting the bottle. Then she started making a grossed out face. So I tasted the milk. It was sour! I had read on kellymom.com that milk stays good in the fridge for 8 days. Obviously not mine! I will have to freeze it immediately after I pump I guess.
She slept really well this week except for one night. Early in the week, she woke up at 11:10 PM just screaming. I went to her and she kept crying. She almost seemed scared. I have read that bad dreams can start around 6 months, but I have also read it doesn’t start until well after one year, and even that bad dreams won’t come until two years. There wasn’t anything physically wrong with her. It took about 30 minutes of me cuddling and rocking her for her to snap back to happy McKenna. Then she starting cooing and smiling at me, so I put her back to bed and she was just fine.
ROLLING DISRUPTIONSRemember how a few weeks ago I said we wouldn’t be having more rolling disruptions? I was asking for it! She had a few times of disruptions on her tummy, but also several times when I woke her up on her tummy. After observing, I have determined that she is now as long as the crib is wide, so she gets kind of stuck on her tummy between the slats and gets upset. Hopefully she will figure out how to avoid or get out of that situation soon 🙂
I didn’t start any new solid foods this week. The diaper rash went away and I am just assuming it was avocado. I won’t be giving it to her again until she is at least 12 months old.
FINGER FOODSShe is loving finger foods. She had a biter biscuit and loved it. She ate over half of it, which neither Brayden or Kaitlyn did until they were much older. They just sucked on it. She had one rice puff this week and chewed it up like a champ!
McKenna has a cold. She is still sleeping just as well. She actually needs a bit shorter of a waketime length.
This was a busy week with lots of activities with Halloween approaching. We had family parties, church parties, and friend get-togethers. She was great.
Things moving toward the time change time faster. By the end of the week, we only had 15 minutes to go for morning time and were on with the rest of the day. So this is on old time (pre-time change) hours, but what it will be when the time changes. Yes, that is probably confusing. So we were starting our day at 8:45, which will be 7:45 when the time changes.
8:45 AM–wake, nurse, eat (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
1:00 PM–wake, nurse, eat (green veggie and applesauce)
5:00 PM–wake, nurse eat (yellow veggie and bananas or pears)
8:30 PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed
- Super Baby Food
- On Becoming Baby Wise
- On Becoming Baby Wise: Book II (take note that this is a link to the 2001 printing; there is a 2008 printing, but Amazon doesn’t have it).
- What to Expect the First Year
- The Wonder Weeks. (and a link to their site: http://livingcontrolsystems.com/)
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
- The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior–Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood
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