Friday, April 10, 2009

6 month check-up

Brennan had her 6 month check-up today and she weighs 19 lbs 9.5 oz. and she is 26 3/4" long. Ethan was with us and when he heard she had to have shots he was not happy. So when the nurse came in I asked him if he wanted to wait outside with Stephen and he said "Yes". It's so sweet how much he loves her and he doesn't want to see her in any pain. She did fine though and cried for just a minute. She's a trooper!!

Brennan is eating baby food and loves it. So far she's had carrots, squash, applesauce & peaches. I usually feed her baby oatmeal mixed with fruit for breakfast & dinner. Then at lunch she gets a vegetable. She's also drinking some water from a sippy cup. She grabs the cup and puts it in her mouth. I think more water runs down her chin than she actually swallows but she'll get a hang of it soon. Her doctor said she can start some finger foods like Cheerios, Gerber Puffs etc. I was a little surprised since Brennan doesn't have any teeth yet but the doctor said as long as it is something that can dissolve quickly it's ok.

In a couple of months I'm going to a concert with Kimberly so Stephen will have to feed Brennan and put her to bed. She has become quite attached to me and used to me putting her to bed so we decided that Stephen probably needs to take over a couple of times a week. I've been expressing milk and freezing it so we thawed some, put it in a bottle and let Stephen feed it to her. It took her a little while but she finally got a hang of the bottle and drank almost all of it. She fell asleep while Stephen was holding her so he put her to bed. It went pretty smoothly and I hope on the night I go out it will go just as smooth!


Julie said...

Kaylee started on puffs and cheerios pretty much right at 6 months, too, and did great with them (puffs earlier than cheerios, which don't dissolve quite as easily). Puffs was one of her first words!!! She is an addict.

Cute photos! And glad Brennan did well with Stephen - you should do a couple trial runs and get out of the house before the concert!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Love these pictures!!!
Gammi and Poppy