I missed last month! But we still got the pictures for five months. What can I say, we are busy!
Stella had her 6 month well-visit this month. She weighed in at 15 lb 14 oz and 26 inches. We think they got an incorrect measurement at her 4 month appointment because she measured the same this time. We think this one is correct because she’s right around the 50th percentile for height, weight, and head circumference. She’s an average sized baby!
She’s good in 9 month or 6-12 month size clothes. We don’t have any 9 month fleece PJs so I put her in 12 month. They fit fine for her body and arms but the legs are a little long!
Stella is still a happy baby. She’s so pleasant! (Most of the time…) She is definitely getting louder. She just started babbling bababa and dadada. Even after I’ve been coaching her to say mama for months! We went to the zoo and the Children’s Museum this month and she loves being toted around in the Bjorn carrier.
Stella can roll from back to belly. IF she wants to. She prefers to sit up, which she can do really well now. She’s leaning forward on her hands in order to reach toys. Sometimes she ends up on her belly if that doesn’t go well for her! She can spin using her arms when she’s on her belly. She kicks her legs so hard but they just don’t get her moving like she wants.
Stella can hold on to things and pass them back and forth between her hands. She’s practicing her pincher grasp. If you hold something in front of her, both of her arms will come straight out to grab it, it’s so funny. She loves shaking rattles and banging them on everything.
We started Stella on food just after 5 months. She was sitting at the table with us obviously wanting to eat! She’s had sweet potatoes, pears, carrots, and bananas, and a few veggie mixes from jars.
Night sleep is still going fairly well. Most nights she sleeps all night. If she does wake up, we give her the binky and she goes right back to sleep. We need to get away from the binky reliance though.
Nicknames for Stella– Stella Bella, Little Monkey, Stella Boo, Pretties
Things Stella likes: Standing, the Do-A-Diddy song, other kids (especially Tristan!), being naked, Sophie the giraffe, new toys, chewing on everything, pulling hair, grabbing faces, rustling paper, splashing in the bath, sleeping in the car.
Things Stella doesn’t like: Getting dressed after bath, waiting while food is being prepared.