After reading a few of peoples posts on development updates I was inspired to do one myself for Amelia who is actually now about 6 and a half months (28 weeks). I cannot believe she is over 6 months old absolutely no idea where the time has gone! The fact that she is closer to being 1 than newborn is madness.
She has changed so much and in the last month I would say the most she ever has in every different aspect.
Amelia’s personality has really developed and along with that a slight temper! When she really doesn’t want to do something i.e. getting dressed or dry after a bath she lets out the most high pitch shrieks and straightens her legs or tosses her head around almost having a mini tantrum (ha!?) We laugh at everything from hitting me in the face, pulling my hair and bashing our toys around but it is a very cute laugh so I don’t mind as much!
Bath time is great fun we have our cups and ducks in and splash around like a crazy thing. This seat is great as it sticks solidly to the bottom of the bath and keeps her upright so she can enjoy the bath without being held or propped up by me.
Just got Amelia weighed today and she is now 16pounds 9ounces but she feels a lot heavier!!
Currently in the beginnings of weaning. I waited until she was about 24 weeks to start and she is finally getting the hang of it. It is so much harder than I thought it would be though so doing a mixture of finger foods that she can pick up suck/bite/chew herself and then some mashed bits off a spoon from me. This seems to be working out really well for me as she is definitely digesting food but she is also getting really good at the finger foods so a bit of baby-led weaning. (Weaning post to follow)
She loves her toys now and playing. I think when Amelia was really little I would put toys into her hands and she would just stare at them not interested but now she reaches for what she wants shakes things around, bangs them together and seems to actually enjoy playing. She is actually really good and just sitting with her toys on her own either on her play mat or in the babygym.
We are super busy with baby groups and swimming most days and although had a few sleeping incidents in the last week she is mostly going to bed between 7-8pm and sleeping until about 7-8am followed by a nap immediately after her morning feed (lazy baby!!)
Amelia is wearing mostly 6-9/6-12month clothes now although some 3-6months bits do still fit and she has some really lovely bits which you can see in my other post Amelia’s spring wardrobe.
I’ve decided instead of selling Amelia’s vests and sleepsuits I’m going to make a patchwork quilt out of them instead. I think dresses and outfits I will sell but I can use other bits towards the quilt. So far I’ve cut out most of the squares I need so I will do a post on how I’m intending to make the quilt soon!
Think that is pretty much it! 6 months has flown by so quickly and I can’t believe how much of a little person she is now!