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Thursday, March 12, 2015

6 Months

6 months already? Is this real life?! 


Weight: 17.8 lbs.!! (80th percentile)

Length: 26.5 inches (77th percentile)

Size (Diapers, Onesies, Etc.): Size 2 diapers. Six and 6/9 month clothing. Wearing 3/6 month shoes and they are still too big for her tiny feet.

Eyes: Blue. It's the 1st thing strangers notice about her.

Hair: Growing like crazy and getting lighter. It now hangs over her ears.

Sleeping: We finally have an established bedtime and it feels so good, 7:30 p.m. is the magic time. And her little body knows when that time comes. I put her in the crib and she's out like a light. Sometimes she fights it (10 minutes max) but falls asleep by soothing herself. She wakes up between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. to eat and goes back until 8 a.m. and sometimes after! To ease into the morning I go get her and put her in bed with me, she loves it!

Eating: Eats every 4/4.5 hours. Drinks 6 oz. without food. When food is involved she drinks 3 oz. 
Here's our new food schedule: breast milk and formula for breakfast, fruit for lunch and a 3 oz. bottle, breast milk and formula late afternoon, and a veggie and a 3 oz. bottle for dinner. 

Milestones: Started foods this month and it has went really well. It's a little ridiculous how excited I get to introduce a new veggie to her. I'm currently making all her baby food and it hasn't been a pain at all. I make a bunch in bulk and freeze them in ice cube trays so I can pop them out as needed. Harlow had her 1st big snow. Doing really well in the nursery at church, I haven't been called out yet! She said her first word, Mama. Completely sitting up on her own.

Loves: Avocados, carrots, green beans, apples, bananas and prunes. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Still loving bath time, being tickled, strolling, napping with mama, and being out and about.

Hates: Being constipated (tmi I know), peas, cleaning her face after she eats.

Words/Sounds: Mama!! She also says "hey!"

Nicknames: Lolo, Lo.


Happy 1/2 birthday baby girl.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Weekend

How in the world did I forget to recap Harlow's 1st Valentine's Day?? Well here we go....

On Thursday we met Joe for lunch at Arosto and enjoyed some pizza. This was the 1st time Harlow and I had met him for lunch. I blame winter.


We went on not one but TWO date nights. We put Harlow to bed and headed to the White Hart and enjoyed coffee and talked until 11. It was glorious. 


Valentine's Day morning I made red velvet waffles and Joe and Harlow went on their 1st daddy/daughter date while I went for a pedicure. They went to get coffee at our favorite place and he took her strolling around the mall because it was freezing and windy. 


That night we decided to try the newest pub downtown, Kegney Brothers. It was a bit of a wait (but so was everywhere) so we enjoyed watching the 15 minute blizzard from the window.


Joseph got a burger and I got fish n' chips. It was so good, the fries were perfection!


A weekend full of dates, good food, and a little pampering. That's a winner!