Friday, June 29, 2012

Hannah's First Word

I've been trying to teach Hannah how to say "mama" for a while now. She does say it occasionally, but I finally got it on camera. Too cute!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hannah's Eats

Some people have shown interest in what solid foods Hannah is eating these days, so I thought I'd join the moms who blog about their kid's meals through Munchkin Meals and show what her daily food intake looks like.

Breakfast: 

She must be going through a growth spurt. She's never been much of a morning eater, but lately she can't get enough. Yesterday morning she ate an entire container of Stonyfield YoBaby yogurt plus some cereal puffs.


Hannah does have a milk sensitivity so I have to be careful about how many dairy products she is eating. Yogurt is the most easily digestible cow's milk product (so I've heard) and she does well on it. I also like how there are 100 calories per 4 oz container and 5 grams of protein. She likes to alternate between a bite of yogurt and a bite of a puff! 

Lunch: 

Talk about a hungry hippo! She devoured a 4 oz. container of carrots and 2 oz of baby oatmeal. 


Hannah is a weird baby. I do have a baby food maker (Baby Brezza by Williams Sonoma) and use it often, but there are some foods that she just won't eat if I make it myself. It must be a texture thing. Carrots are one of those items. I don't mind feeding her organic jarred food at all. It's all organic and just as healthy for her as anything I'd make myself. As long as she'll eat it, I don't care who makes it! 

Dinner: 

She didn't eat as well for dinner, but still ate a fair amount. She had most of a container of organic turkey, peas and wild rice plus about 1 oz of peaches. 


Hannah loves peas, but once again, she won't eat them if I make them for her myself. I think mine are too chunky? or not watery enough for her? Who knows! 

There you have Hannah's meals for Wednesday! 



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

7 Months Old

Well, another month has passed and our girl is now 7 months old. I know every parent says this, but time really does fly!

Hannah won't go to the pediatrician for another check-up until she's 9 months old, so I'm not sure of her weight and height right now. However, here are some of the things she's been up to since May!

  • She still loves the exersaucer. It's her favorite thing on earth. She could play in it for hours and never get bored. 
  • She is sitting up! Hannah started sitting up by herself at about 6.5 months old. It really just happened out of the blue one day, but we were so excited about it! She can sit for 10 minutes or longer and be content as long as she has a toy to keep her occupied. 
  • She has figured out how to get up on all fours. She rocks back and forth, but hasn't quite learned how to crawl forward yet. She started doing this at about the same time she learned how to sit up. I'm pretty sure crawling is right around the corner. 
  • Hannah still doesn't have any teeth. I thought FOR SURE she would have some by now, but nothing has popped through. I don't see any that are making their way up, either. We might not see any for a while. 
  • She is still in size 3 diapers and wearing 9 month clothes. 
  • She isn't a good sleeper, and never has been, but things are improving. She'll generally go to bed around 8 p.m. and sleep for 4-5 hours before crying and wanting to eat. Once she eats, she will go back down for 2 hours or so, and will cry again. At this point, we typically put her in bed with us seeing as it's around 4 a.m. and we all need some sleep. She may fuss a little bit around 5, but usually she'll sleep in our bed until she's up for the day between 6:30 and 7 a.m. 
This summer is pretty busy for us, and Hannah is taking two plane trips in July. Her first trip will be to Colorado for the wedding of our friends Adam and Lisa. We leave for that on June 30. Nate's parents are coming with us to babysit while we are at the wedding. I'm very nervous about the entire thing, but I'm also looking forward to seeing our friends get married and enjoying Colorado Springs!

On July 27, Hannah will be flying to Pittsburgh with me for a college friend's wedding. My parents will be coming with me and Nate will be staying behind to work. She'll be a seasoned flyer in no time! 










Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Almost a Crawler

Look who's almost crawling! 



Just the other day she started to get up on her hands and knees and rock back and forth. She's never done this before so it caught me by surprise. She can't move backwards a little bit, and is desperately trying to crawl forward. I'm sure it will only be a matter of days or weeks before we have a fully mobile baby on our hands.

Last night I heard her babbling on the monitor so I went to check on her. She was on her hands and knees rocking back and forth in her crib. I guess a girl has to practice, even if it is 2 a.m.!

Hannah's First Time Swimming

It's been a pretty hot summer here in Chicago, so I've tried to take every opportunity to expose Hannah to the swimming pool. It's something we like to do, and hoped she would enjoy it as well.

We bought her a blow up baby pool to keep in our yard for days when we can't get to the community pool. We tried that out with her first on Memorial Day, but weren't as smart as we should have been about the water temperature. She HATED the cold!


A couple of weeks later we finally ventured out to the Barrington pool. The pool is great for families. It has a huge baby pool with a zero depth entrance, making it easy to sit in the water with the baby. 

The first time we tool her to the pool, she was still unsure about the water, but the second time she went to the pool she discovered how fun it could be! She was splashing and laughing and having a great time. 




As you can see from the photo above, she's also sitting up all by herself now. This is a big milestone for a baby! It's exciting for us to see her grow and change every day.