McKenna Baby Summary: Week 35

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Schedule and routine for a 34-35 week old baby. Get info on this baby’s daily schedule and routine for each day and know how to structure your day.

McKenna at 35 weeks old

Do you realize that McKenna turned 8 months old at the end of this week?!?!?!? I couldn’t believe it. Really couldn’t. I thought for sure she must have been turning 7 months and counted it out on my fingers! I am serious! My little baby! Sigh. She will forever be 6 months old in my head. Next month, I am sure I will think she is turning 7 months old again 🙂

NURSING

All is well with no problems.

SLEEPING

Everything went well with sleeping, also.

SOLIDS

I didn’t introduce anything new, but I did try to make some peas out of frozen peas. They didn’t really turn out how I had planned. She was not a fan of them. I think I might stick with store-bought peas and just move on to the frozen once she starts eating them whole. Which I will allow her to do as soon as she turns 8 months old in my head 🙂

I also made a bunch of sweet potatoes this week since they are on sale due to Thanksgiving! I am sending my husband to the store on his way home from work today to see if they are even cheaper.

Oh, I just remembered. McKenna had red potatoes for the first time this week on Thanksgiving. She wanted a bite, so I gave it to her. She made her classic grossed out face, but wanted more. I love that face!

FINGER FOODS

McKenna is getting quite aggressive about wanting to eat what we are eating. I call her the praying mantis. You can be holding her and she just sits totally still. Suddenly, she leaps forward and grabs a fistful of whatever she happens to be eyeing at the moment. If you eat close to her, she opens her mouth in anticipation for what you are eating. She loves finger foods and is getting better at feeding herself, but she still does the fist thing. She doesn’t have her pincer grasp down yet.

RASPBERRIES

One day, my husband was playing with McKenna and taught her to blow raspberries. He was very proud of himself. A few days later, he was feeding her dinner and she started blowing raspberries at him. I had to turn my head and hold in my laughter! He told her not to do that, but she kept ongoing.

I told him that is what he got for teaching it to her. Just then a neighbor came by to talk to my husband, so I took over. She tried blowing a couple of times. I put my finger to her lips and told her, “That’s a no. You keep your food in your mouth.” She stopped and hasn’t done it since. I am sure we will encounter raspberries in the future; I will just handle it the same way.

A great thing to do when your baby starts doing this is tell them no, we don’t do that at the table, etc. etc. and then distract them. Don’t stare them down waiting for compliance. Express that the action is a no, then start singing a song, jabbering, making silly faces, or whatever works to distract your child.


Read: Discipline Foundations for Your Baby


JUICE

I still haven’t ever given McKenna juice. I gave it to both Brayden and Kaitlyn on their 6 month birthday. Neither liked it. Brayden will drink it sometimes today, but Kaitlyn still hates juice. I really prefer it that way. I have a feeling McKenna would really like juice, and I don’t see any real need for it, so we still don’t have it.

ECZEMA

I noticed a rash on McKenna’s back. It looked strange and almost like she was being rubbed raw from being held. I showed my husband and he said it looked like Eczema. It runs on his Dad’s side. My niece has it (his sister’s daughter). My sister-in-law said she used hydrocortisone cream on it, so I did that and it cleared up in a day! But if your baby has it, be sure to consult with your doctor before doing anything.

My father in law also has eczema, and he says it is just miserable. It itches and is painful. The poor girl! She never complained, though. I also remember in the past that readers have mentioned Aveeno baby products for Eczema, so I will be purchasing that.

INDEPENDENT PLAYTIME

Continuing her bought of mild separation anxiety, McKenna suddenly started hating independent play this week. It all started one day when I walked into her room and she was across the room. I still have been putting her at her gym where she has stayed. She isn’t crawling, but she is rolling to get from point A to point B, which I find very amusing. Since she was across the room, I decided it was time for the playpen. I put her in it the next day along with her gym.

She was not pleased. The gym was a bad idea. It made things too crowded. The next few days, she protested independent playtime. I had her do it still, but for a shorter time. After a few days, she stopped protesting and went back to playing happily. I was *this close* to stopping for a few days, but this is close to the age when I did that with Brayden. It was a mistake to stop with him, so I told myself to press on, and it paid off.


Read: How To Manage Separation Anxiety In Babies


GROWTH SPURT

I think McKenna had a growth spurt this week. I have never noticed one in my kids between 6-12 months before. I know they have them, I just don’t notice. This week, she ate TONS more solid foods. After a few days, she went back to eating her normal amounts.

OUR SCHEDULE

8:05 AM–wake, nurse, solids (prunes or peaches and oatmeal)
9:35-9:45 AM–nap
12:15 PM–wake, nurse, solids (green veggie and applesauce. Sometimes mix in blueberries)
2:00 PM–nap
4:30 PM–wake, nurse, solids (yellow veggie and bananas or pears)
6:30 PM–nap
7:45ish PM–wake, nurse, PJs, story, bed

Babywise Schedule week 35 Pinnable image

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