Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cate - 6 Months

We have made it to the half year mark with our sweet little Cate! In some ways, 6 months has flown by, but at the same time it's like she's always been with us. She just fit right into our family and is so laid back. She really just goes with the flow and has been on all kinds of outings with us. I don't think twice about taking her with us when I need to get Cole out and about to go to the zoo, play with other kids, run errands, etc.
Cate flew on an airplane for the first time this past month and went on her first vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC. She got to meet all of my extended family on my Dad's side for the first time. She has also been in the pool a few times this summer and seems to like it. She loves splashing around at bath time, so I'm not surprised.
Cate loves sitting up! She started to sit up on her own about a week before she turned 6 months. She thinks it's the coolest! She also loves the exersaucer and can spend a good amount of time in there "talking" and squealing at the little animals and toys all around it. She has gotten really good at rolling from her back to her stomach and does that often when she's laying down playing on her mat or a blanket. She's also started to take more of an interest in toys, especially ones that make noise. She also loves her little green Sophie teething toy. Cole is also a fun source of entertainment. He can get her to crack up with his noises or tickles.
She has started to test out some new sounds, which we love! We talk back and forth with her or watch her talk to herself or toys. It's fun to see her interacting so much!
Cate is wearing size 6-9 month or 6-12 month clothes still. She's also still in the size 3 diapers. I'll have to update her stats once we go to her appointment in August. She wears a little bow in her hair pretty much every day to keep her bangs out of her face.
Her schedule has been ready for a change, but most of the last month, she was on a 3 to 3.5 hour feeding schedule with 3 naps of about an hour and a half in length during the day. She has a little habit of waking up during the night expecting to nurse, so we've been trying to figure out how to deal with that. She doesn't wake up every night and the time of night varies, so it's been a little tricky to figure out the cause. But, we are moving to a 4 hour schedule starting this week and will see how that affects the night times. She started sleeping on her stomach during the past few weeks. She rolls over and moves herself all around her crib! She uses the slats in the crib to turn and scoot around. We have to keep an eye on that girl! Cate has also been eating one "meal", usually late afternoon, of baby food. Some of her favorites are avocado, pear, green beans, and squash.
Cate has a new nickname these days in addition to Cate Girl. Cole named her "Diaper Girl"! He says its her superhero name, and will sometimes call her "Diaps" or "Diapies" for short. For Cate's sake, I hope that name doesn't outlast her time in diapers!

I have to give a hair update! It's getting so long in the back. She has that baby mullet going on, but at least the back of her head is starting to fill in since she's been sitting up more and sleeping some on her stomach.

Of course Cole wanted to take some pictures with his favorite little sis!

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