I’m not quite sure how I’m sitting here, writing Aubrey’s 6 month post. I know I said that last month. And the month before. But this is different – half birthday status! 26 weeks down! 26 more to go. She has changed so much in the past month, it’s amazing. She can now sit unassisted for 30 or more minutes, she babbles a lot. We keep trying to make her say “da da” but it’s more like a soft “dadadadadadada” and not really attached to her name for Jon. One morning she woke up at 5:40 and was just softly practicing it. It was cute….but too early. So I turned the volume off on her video monitor
Another big deal is the introduction of solid food. No longer will I be the sole source of food. That’s bittersweet. Anyways, this weekend we started her on baby oatmeal. Here’s a video of her chowing down…
Pretty cute, huh? Of course I slapped a bow on her head before we started the occasion. This is a huge milestone and I took photos and want her to be cute for it Don’t judge :) So oatmeal was a hit. She’ll get that for a few more days, then we venture into the world of Apple, Pear, and Sweet Potato. Jon jokes that she doesn’t need to have Sweet Potato since she won’t like it ( he only says this because he doesn’t like it. weirdo). She hopefully will take after me and enjoy that, along with red sauce and sushi.
One thing that I’m really excited about is to be able to FINALLY use one of my baby shower gifts – the Beaba Babycook Food Maker! My aunt & cousin bought it for me (Aubrey) and I was excited to try it this weekend. Friday after work I went to Sprouts and bought some of her first foods and was excited for Sunday to roll around. I figured every weekend (or every other until she’s consuming more) I’ll make a big batch and freeze to use.
But, honestly, their instructions suck. I messed up on trying to use it the first time. I read and re-read the instructions but ended up on YouTube to figure out how to make it work. I didn’t realize I had to pour the water into the reservoir on the left. In the instructions it’s called 2 different things. So that was not helpful. But love me some YouTube!
I will also admit I tried making my own oatmeal for her. (I know, I know, who IS this girl??) I read online that you use Rolled Oats. So I bought some from Sprouts, used my coffee grinder (I cleaned it out real good first) and did a grinding to it. But it was still a bit chunky. I tried again, and then put it through my sifter. Lovely powder came out. I re-ground the bigger chunks and then whatever was left I put aside for the next stage of her oatmeal when she can handle it a bit chunkier.
Why I did this, I do not know. It’s sort of the same reason I am cloth diapering. I like looking for less expensive options. I know oatmeal isn’t expensive. I’m not that cheap. But I’m always up for a challenge
And now, since I’ve babbled on, here are Aubrey’s stats:
Birth: 7lbs 20z, 20″ long, head circumference 13″
1 month: 8lbs 14oz, 21.5″ long, head circumference 14.5″
2 months: 10lbs 6oz, 22.5″ long, head circumference 15″
3 months: 13lbs (appx. used our scale at home), 24″ long, head circumference 16″
4 months: 13lbs 10oz, 24.5″ long, head circumference 16.75″
5 months: 15lbs (appx. used our scale at home), 25″ long
6 months: 16lbs 12oz, 25″ long