Thursday, February 5, 2009

6 Months Old

Already! I feel like I blinked and 6 months passed. My pregnancy, up until the end, felt like an eternity, but these 6 months have flown by. I can't believe the first half of their first year is already over!

Both girls have changed so much recently. They're both on the verge of sitting up unsupported. Just a little more! Cora's also ready to start crawling! She gets up on her elbows and knees and rocks back and forth whenever she's on her stomach. She's getting really good at throwing herself forward to reach things too.

We started solids right after they turned 4 months old at the advice of their pediatrician in the hopes of reducing Cora's reflux. She's doing so much better now! She's down to regular baby spit-up instead of the constant projectile vomiting she'd do before. I'm not having to change her clothes nearly as often any more! Both girls took to eating solids really well. The first time we fed them something other than cereal (sweet potatoes), they ended up eating an entire jar each! The last week or so, Emma has decided she no longer wants to eat, so it's been a struggle. Cora, on the other hand, will gladly eat her jar and whatever Emma leaves! We've gone through all the Level 1 foods now. Both girls love orange veggies--carrots, sweet potatoes, squash--and hate green veggies (peas, green beans). Of course, they both love all the fruit.

What else? Cora's still a terrific sleeper, and Emma's hit or miss. We never know if she's going to wake up once at night or 2 or 3 times. Cora has decided 6-6:30 is the perfect time to wake up, so it's really tough when Emma's last wake-up is at 5. They're both still on the same schedule, so when Cora wakes up we get Emma up too. They take 3 naps total, but they may be transitioning down to 2. Now, their first nap lasts about 1.5 hours some days, and their second lasts about 2. When they take a third nap, it's still only about 30-45 minutes. Typically, they take a third nap when they take a short first nap now. Abby still takes a nap in the afternoons, so I always coincide it with their second nap.

They're currently wearing 6-9 (or 6-12 depending on the manufacturer) month clothes and size 3 diapers. Going up in diapers was a little sad because that means they're no longer wearing Pampers Swaddlers. They've graduated to Pampers Cruisers. Sniff!

We'll get their official stats next week (Friday). We're so curious to see how much they've grown!


Nicole O'Dell said...

Oh, I totally know what you mean! Mine turn 6 mos on the 21st but I'm trying to ignore it! :(

Happy 1/2 birthday Cora and Emma!

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

that was so fun to read... this growing up thing is going too fast!!!


Missy said...

I did the exact same thing - if one woke up, I got the other up. I kept them on the same schedule & still do. My girls had acid reflux too and by 9 mos. it was gone. They do grow up too fast - I miss when they were babies!

Rachael said...

wow, 6 months old! i swear, i blink my eyes and the next thing i know i am somewhere 4, 8, 12 months in the future with little recognition of how we got there. what is it about having kids that makes your life go by so fast?

happy 6 months cora & emma!!!

Heidi said...

Happy 6 months!!

Did you supplement with a formula that reduces spit-up? My girls are both on formula and Coralee spits up alot.

Brandi said...

We did for a while, but it only helped some with Cora's spitting up and it made Emma extremely constipated. We switched to Enfamil GentlEase. At the time, Emma was only getting a couple bottles of breastmilk and the rest formula while Cora was primarily breastfed, so it didn't make sense for us to continue using the more expensive formula when it causing so much trouble for Emma. Cora was also on Prevacid until recently.

Honestly, the only thing that really made a big difference was starting them on solids. On Cora's bad days, she'd go through an entire load of laundry and I'd have to change half a dozen times! Even on her good days, I was having to change her 3 or 4 times, and me at least a couple.

Heather said...

Sorry it is late, but happy 6 months to Cora and Emma!

Butterfly Kisses said...

They grow up too fast don't they? My baby girl is already 2 months. And she is a great sleeper. Thank goodness. I am so thankful.