Not sure this stroller is designed for 6 month olds, even if they are longer than normal. Ho hum. At least we have one for our upcoming holiday.
We did it peeps! We went to see Despicable Me 2, in the cinema with Lo-Lo today. It was a morning showing with other kids. She was mesmerized by the big screen. Glued to it. Probably shouldn’t have given her a suck on the lemonade. She wasn’t that taken. Phew. She got a bit grizzly, had a bottle and passed out. I tried the boob but failed miserably as I was competing with a massive, loud, fun, colourful, new thing screaming for her attention. It was a successful trip but WOW was it loud!
Great News folks! I’ve just discovered that as Lo-Lo’s over 6 months old, she no longer needs to drink cooled boiled water. She can now drink water straight from the tap in the UK! In a way this is a relief as she’s been secretly drinking bath water for some time.
NHS also point out rather interestingly:
Bottled water is not recommended for making up infant formula feeds as it is not sterile and may contain too much salt (sodium) or sulphate. If you have to use bottled water to make up a feed, check the label to make sure the sodium (also written as Na) level is less than 200 milligrams (mg) per litre, and the sulphate (also written as SO or SO4) content is not higher than 250mg per litre. Bottled water is not sterile, so it will need to be boiled like tap water before you use it to prepare a feed. Always use boiled water at a temperature of at least 70ºC, but remember to let the feed cool before you give it to the baby.
Great news peeps! Today we had chunks of roast chicken and potato. Yesterday we blitzed it into a puree but today we felt adventurous so we had it in bits. Down in one. Devoured. We added a bit of chicken jelly as well from the roast to help make it a bit moister. She then had some minced pie for dessert! Bring on Christmas. I love this stuff. I should caveat she had a little bit of pie mixed in with a lot of yoghurt but still.
It’s probably worth mentioning that following the puree yesterday I got a present. This, is what I’ve been waiting for. A proper weaning pooh. One that you get after eating meat. Well, it was pretty exciting to see and smell (not really), but in a strange way nice as its a stage of her growing up. Eek!
- Day 187: The weaning pooh (oliveredirected.wordpress.com)
Last night, after I finished feeding my right boob felt heavy and a little tense. This morning I woke up with quite a painful one and throughout the course of the day it’s got heavier, more painful and bigger. It’s been sore to feed from. Seriously? 6 months in and I start having issues breastfeeding again? No wonder people give up.
Anyway, I spent most of the day not being able to hug Lo-Lo properly and she has been teary. Is this because I’ve not been able to hug her? Who knows. All I can tell you is that by the time Arwa (our guest for dinner) turned up and hubby shortly after, I was drained. Completely emotionally, audi-ably (?), and physically exhausted. I dropped in to see the Dr this evening who’s pretty sure it’s not mastitis which is a relief but I continue to keep an eye on it.
What is it? He’s not sure but he said it’s a congestion…. ‘you know, more like a traffic jam rather than a car accident’.
Lo-Lo hit 28 weeks this Friday. 6 and a bit months. I can happily say we’ve seen some nice changes:
- In the last 2 weeks when you’ve been swimming and when you’ve been in the bath, you pre-empt when you’re about to have water on your face. So hopefully it also means you pre-empt when you’re about to go under water. Amazing. Repetition and word association do work.
- You’ve been trying to stand at every opportunity. We put out our hands, you latch on, sit up 1st and then stand up. There has been a lot of standing in the last 2 weeks.
- Butt shuffling. In an attempt to stand from sitting you end up but shuffling, but you don’t really go anywhere. maybe this is the start of a bit of travelling?
- You do like to launch yourself forward when you see something you like
- You’re giggling properly now
- You’re eating pretty much anything we give you including cottage pie and spag bol.
And today for dinner you will be having your 1st Christmas dinner.