Lyla's 6 Month Measurements:
Height: 26.24 (80%)
Weight: 18.5 (85%)
Head Circ: 46.5 (over 98%)
Nixon's 6 Month Measurements:
Weight: 17 lbs 8 oz
Head Circ: 44.5 (95%)
The week the girls turned 6 months, Trae had to leave on a business trip to Denver for the week. Trae's Mom, "Nana Sharon" came in for the week to help me with the girls.
Up until this point, we had Lyla and Nixon sleeping in their Rock n Plays still. I was so hesitant to move them into their cribs because they slept SO well in their little Rock n Plays, sometimes sleeping 10-12 hour stretches at a time! Much to my dismay, in the last few days of their 5th month, both girls started turning over in their Rock n Plays, as if they were telling me they were ready for their cribs.
So I decided that with Trae going out of town that Sharon and I would transition them to their crib and hopefully the transition would be complete by the weeks end when Trae was home.
Needless to say, the transition wasn't an easy one. The girls cried for upwards of an hour each night when we put them down. I tried different soothing techniques like going in and patting them on the backs and sitting by the crib, but the only thing that seemed to work was to give them their lovey to hold onto and monitor them from outside the room. They both seemed to get more upset if they saw or heard me by their bed.
After a week, the girls started sleeping a little better and putting them down at night wasn't such a long struggle. After 2 weeks, putting the girls down was even easier and the girls were waking twice a night for a bottle.
We started eating purees this month and have been loving trying out different fruits and vegetables! I really enjoy picking out fresh, organic fruits and vegetables and making them for Lyla and Nixon to gobble up. It's so fun to see their face when they try something new. Fruits tend to light up both of their faces (especially apples and bananas) where berries tend to make their little faces scrunch up telling me its too tart for their little taste buds. They love sweet potato and carrots but hate anything with avocado in it. I keep telling my girls they will love avocado one day, but for now all I get are gags.
|Lyla and Nixon's God Parents|
With the girls growing so fast and me only ever having my phone in my hands, rather than a real camera.. we asked our good friend Courtney to take some photos of us with the girls to mark their 1/2 birthday. It was SO hot out the day we decided to go, but Lyla and Nixon were troopers and we got some really great family photos out of our quick shoot!
|Labor Day Beautiful!!|
|Tired girls on Labor day|
|Practicing our sitting skills outside in the grass|
|We LOVE bath time!!|
|Smiles always come out on our walks!|
|Cheering on our cousin Tanner #73!|
|Papa and Poppy teach us how to ham it up for the camera!|