Half a Year

I’m going to sound like every other parent saying this but im going to say it anyway…where has the time gone!? My 6lb 9oz little dolly is now a 16lb 3oz 7 month old ball of delightful energy  and we’re having so much fun interacting and learning from one another. We have a different activity/class almost daily (exhausting but fun!) Weaning is well under way and she’s starting to really move by crawling backwards, spinning in a circle and rolling over without any concern for the looming edge of the bed. She has favourite songs and toys and goes into hysterics at the hint of a raspberry being blown on her tummy – all signs of her beautiful little personality blossoming.

Unfortunately the longed for ‘sleeping through the night’ status is not on her radar with between 3-6 wakes ups in a 12 hour stretch. Credit where credits due though,  she’ll go down for two or three 45 minute sleeps in the day so I can grab a cat nap here or there! In the meantime I’ve exhausted Googles recommendations to help her sleep and can’t manage controlled crying (although have no issues if that’s your parenting choice) so have made peace with the fact she’ll be creeping into bed with me and wanting nocturnal feeds for the foreseeable future.

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I’m probably jinxing myself by saying this but I’m finding this ‘baby’ stage considerably easier than having a newborn. Its not easy in itself, but easier than having a colicy baby attached to your boob 18 hours a day! During that time we cuddled her for days on end and built the foundations for a life long bond. But now we can interact (still working on those baby signs! ) and play together our relationship is becoming more fun. I feel as though we are in a ‘calm before the storm’ stage. She’s not yet crawling properly or standing and is yet to develop an obsession with Peppa or Mr Tumble so I can still watch normal TV and have a cuppa while she plays in the jumperoo (I would like to hug the person who invented the jumperoo!). I’m well aware that hovering over a wobbly walker and racing after a runaway tot is going to be a whole other ball game, so for now I’m enjoying this in-between time and cherishing all of the precious ‘firsts’.

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

12 comments

  1. Really love this post & Gracie is definitely beginning to show her beautiful nature and personality now. So exciting seeing her grow and such a happy little baby….sure, why would she not be with such a truly amazing Mummy & Daddy! Xx

  2. Hannah I can’t believe she’s already half a year!!! Happy half year Grace! Aww she’s so beautiful and well done you on the whole sleep thing! You’re dealing with it so well!!! Such cute pics too 🎉 #KCACOLS

    1. Just about keeping my sanity! Never ever will I take 3 hours of undisturbed sleep for granted again! Our babies are growing so fast x

  3. Lovely post! My little one is 5 months and exactly the same about sleeping – everyone says ‘Oh it’ll happen’ – I swear I will never utter those words again to a parent!! Similar levels of love for the Jumperoo too. Genuinely feel like I should be sponsored by them the amount of credit I give them for saving my sanity!! #KCACOLS

  4. I completely agree. I’m not fond of the newborn stage myself. My little one is 2 and I’m finally enjoying things again as she is that much bigger and understands more. Love the pics by the way! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

  5. Your blog is lovely Hannah and Gracie is beautiful!The sleep will come eventually, it’s taken my son 10 1/2 months he still wakes once or twice every now and then, but I thought the day would never come that I would get more than two hours in once session, but it did, so there is hope! I am sure that by writing this there is some sort of sleep regression on its way, , but hey ho, will deal with that. The time goes so fast, first 6 months felt longer, I think due to lack of sleep, but after that it has flown, to fast. You are right to cherish this time, we will only have it the once with our gorgeous babies xxx

  6. I loved this age, I so agree with it being better than the colicky stage before the crazy toddler phase kicks in. So lovely to remember these times isn’t it!
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

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