Seven Months Old

Seven Months Old

This month has been amazing. I say it often, but this month she’s learned and adapted to so much. She’s become SUCH an easy baby. Everyone comments on how good she is, how happy she is (unless you’re trying to make her sleep for naps. Girl doesn’t want to miss anything and fusses at nap time).

This month, Remington is 16.5 lbs. We (unfortunately) just had a doctor’s appointment for a virus, so we got weight then.  She’s wearing size 2 diapers and 6 and 6-9 months clothing (the 3-6 tops still fit, but any shorts or onesies are too short).

She’s still eating 5-6 5 ounce bottles a day, and solids once a day. She LOVES to eat. She was feeding herself, but in the last week, has just let me feed her. But she gobbles up her food. She loves getting fruit in the mesh feeder and does great holding her own spoon. She usually gives it back after bites or when I say “Can mama have?”  She’s had: sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, green beans, corn, blueberries, avocado, prunes, bananas, peaches, potatoes, apples, apricots, mangoes, squash, yogurt and pears. She didn’t love the bananas, but has loved everything else.

She started daycare this month. They adore her there, which makes me feel great. I’m so happy with our daycare decision. The teachers (even the ones that aren’t hers!) speak to her by name, talk to me every time I’m around, and are just so caring. I had some fears and sadness on day 1, but that was it. The daycare owner and manager is the same lady that had the facility when Tyler was younger. She said to Tyler that Remi was so good that “You better not have another. They won’t be wonderful like this.” ha!

She is happy when I drop her off. She smiles at her teachers. I love that she gets so many new toys and opportunities there.  One day I picked her up and they had her sitting in front of this cool mirror to play- something I hadn’t thought of! So they are doing such unique things with her!

She has started making smacking noises, like kisses.  She also is “giving sugars” or leaning in open mouth to kiss us. She won’t do it on command, but she does it when I think she wants to kiss you! It’s the sweetest thing!

She loves music- music on the radio, music when mama sings, music from her toys.

Her favorite toys are Sophie the Giraffe, Beat Belle, and her rubber blocks. She does the funniest sucking noise on the corners of the blocks!

She’s up on her knees rocking, so I’m sure crawling is just around the corner. She can sort of pull with her arms and roll and turn, so she’s pretty mobile. We were playing in the floor and she basically scooted from one play mat to the next without crawling. When she crawls, I feel like she will be all over the place.

Her first two teeth broke through this month! They’re not all the way in, but are coming in strong. She had some stuffiness and fever from the teething, but was otherwise great.

She’s sleeping through the night 11-12 hours. (Praise hands. Sleep coaching works!).

Her names include: Roo, Roo Bug, Bug, Remi Grace, Bunny.  They call her mama at daycare.

Remington Grace, you have no idea how much you’re loved. We just laugh and smile at you. We love watching the world through your eyes- feeling grass, seeing new things, hearing new noises – it’s all amazing. You’re so smiley and happy and you bring us such joy!


6 Months Old

6 Months Old

I can not believe we are here at her half birthday! This last month has seemed so transformative for learning and growing!

She weighs 16 lbs, 4 oz. and is 26 inches long. She’s still 50th percentile for weight, and is now 75th percentile for height! She is still wearing size 2 diapers and 3-6/6 month clothing usually. We’ve moved up to the 6-9 sleepers so they aren’t too fitted during nighttime. However, shoes are officially an issue. Her feet are narrow and tiny. The only shoes that really fit are the custom ones I’ve ordered on Etsy. I did find a pair of TOMS sandals that have a bunch of velcro straps that I can make work….but that’s about it. She has a TON of cute shoes, but I feel like we are gonna be waiting a while to wear them. The shoes have to have velcro so I can make them fit her little feet.

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She was eating 4 tablespoons of cereal at a time and has started solids the week she turned 6 months. She’s done all the different kids of cereal – oatmeal, rice, wheat and multigrain. She also has had some Mum Mums, which she eats like a champ. Her favorite thing is feeding herself and then sucking on the wet washcloth after a meal. We’ve started solids and she’s had sweet potatoes, peas (her fave!), blueberries and bananas (not a huge fan). She eats five or six 4-5 ounce bottles a day. She also will drink water from her straw cup during meals (it helps, um, her “system” work well to add in some water). She took right to the straw cup quickly the first time we gave it to her. We will work on sippy cups a bit once she can maneuver them. I don’t want her to use a sippy a ton, but I know they will give them at church and stuff…so she needs to know what to do with them.

She’s started rolling both ways, but thankfully, she hasn’t rolled and gotten stuck in her sleep yet. She prefers sleeping on her side or tummy now (like her mama).

She is sitting up assisted, but I prefer her to be either in her playnest or in between our legs so she can safely wobble.

She LOVES when mama sings to her. Baby Bumblebee and Wheels on the Bus are her current faves.

She’s been going to bed around 7:30 every night, and she will sleep until about 6:30-7. She has slept through the night several nights, but most nights she’s up a time or two. She’s moved out of the Merlin suit (just in time to start rolling) and is now sleeping in a Zippadee Zip sleep suit. Essential oils at night really help her settle quickly. We diffuse Valor II from Young Living or Nighty Night from Plant Therapy.

She’s had some days of teething trouble (pretty certain), but no teeth popping through yet. We’ve tried an amber teething necklace and Frankincense oil on her gums, and both seem to help.

She is loving bath time now that she can sit up and have the water a little deeper. We can wash her hair in the bath again – that doesn’t make her mad anymore.

Her nicknames include: Roo, Roo Bear, Bunny, RG Lee.

She still loves outside – walks, swinging, even just going on rides. Get this girl out of the house!

She is so close to sitting up in high chairs at restaurants, and she had her first ride sitting up in a buggie at Target! Getting so BIG.

Her favorite toys are her bell rattle, the train, Beat Belle, and her pony. She loves her jumper or jumping on our laps. This kid loves physical play.


Remington, your dada and I are so in love with you. We are so proud of every new thing you learn and discover. You bring us so much joy and laughter. I can’t believe you’re half a year old! But I’m not sad. I’m excited for all of the things we will learn together and all of the adventures you will have! We love you more than you’ll ever know!


Five Months Old

Five Months Old

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This happy girl is 5 months old! She had a check-up for her ear infection, so we got to weigh her. She weighs 15 lbs., 1 oz. I’m not totally sure of her length…I attempted to measure her at home and it was 25 inches.

She’s wearing size 2 diapers, 3-6 month clothing, and drinks 5 ounces at a time now! She is eating 4 tablespoons of cereal at night (probably 3-4 nights a week) and drinks around 6 bottles a day.

She is sleeping AWESOME. She is now sleeping through the night without any wakeups! We did a little sleep training to get her to fall asleep on her own without a paci and it’s been great. She sleeps 11-12 hours straight.

Still no teeth, but always lots of drool and chewing. I could have SWORN her bottom teeth were about to break through, but now don’t seem swollen at hard on her gums at all. Who knows?

She’s smiley and happy and bright eyed. Strangers always comment on her alertness.

She had her first time with a “babysitter” (it was her cousin, but it was the first time not with mom, dad, or a grandma) and she did GREAT.

Her first sickness was this month- an ear infection. It was tough with her fever and she was miserable (and sweet baby tried to play and be happy), but I’m thankful she takes medicine well and got over it quickly.

She talks ALL THE TIME. Lots of babbling and talking- in the car, in the crib, when we play, when she eats.

She lover her toys, especially the green oball, the jingle bell rattle, the dolly, and her pony.

She loves being outside. Walks are great for her- lots to look at and so many things to see!

She loves the jumper. She really gets going in there. It’s a saving grace to cook and eat while she plays. She also still loves tummy time and has quit rolling out of it because she doesn’t seem to mind it at all.

She is quick to giggle at lots of things. It’s so fun to make her laugh.

My favorite thing is she has a few really long hairs on the top of her head! It’s so sweet! I don’t want to cut them.

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Here’s to five months of fun with this baby girl!

Remington, you’ve taught me more about grace, selflessness and love in these last 5 months. I’m so glad you’re ours. We love you and your sweet giggle more than anything.

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Four Months Old

Four Months Old

I can’t believe she is 4 months old! So many changes in this last month.

We had her 4 month well-baby checkup. She’s 14 lbs, 3 oz and 24.5 inches. She was 30th percentile for height and weight before, and now she’s 50th for both. She’s still wearing size 1 diapers (we will move up when this box is empty) and still 0-3 clothing. A few of the smaller 3-6 things fit, but most are still too big. My petite baby girl!


She is still eating 4 ounces every 3-4 hours during the day. She just won’t take a much bigger bottle. I’ve offered a 6 ouncer, and she will take 5 and stop. Her tummy just isn’t big, I guess.

The last couple of weeks we’ve been in the thick of the 4 month sleep regression, which has been tough on mama and daddy, but she seems fine with the broken sleep. She also clearly started teething! She’s been hand chewing and drooly, but we added some other symptoms including a stuffy nose and tummy issues. All of that combined to a girl who isn’t quite as settled at night as she had been. But sleep is returning to somewhat normal, so I’m thankful!

I keep feeling in her mouth, but no teeth yet. Her front bottom gums are SO swollen and you can feel the tooth. I think it’s on the horizon, though.

Her favorite toys at the moment are her hands, her pony and baby doll, and rattles she can hold.

She’s talking up a storm. Lots of chatter and squealing. ALL THE TIME. Lord help us when she actually learns to talk! ha!

This month was pretty much a month-long journey through developmental leap #4, but she was in a pretty good mood all the time despite all the changes and learning. She is desiring to sit SO badly, and is happiest when we help her sit or stand. She has spent some time in the jumper and sit-me-up seat and enjoys that. Not quite supporting herself sitting on her own, but very close.

She’s loving sitting in the stroller without the car seat – kicking her feet and looking around during walks.

She has noticed herself in the mirror when we play there. She just smiles at the baby in the mirror. I love it!

She enjoys the brisk air- she smiles so big when we walk around the church campus in the cool evening air, and she LOVED the snow day we had. An outdoor baby, for sure.

She is starting to mimic us. VERY close to saying the “B” sound. Has done it a time or two on accident, but I don’t think it’s happened on purpose yet. She is doing the motion with her lips and sort of motor-boat sounding. She also does her hands like us (or tries) during Itsy Bitsy Spider and Baby Bumblebee sometimes.  She also is trying to clap when we yell “Yay!” It’s very primitive movements, but I can see her little brain making connections all the time.

My favorite time of day is right when I get home from work and we play. She’s a little monkey and loves being upside down, flying around and playing physically. When she fusses, a quick dip upside down or helping her stand up and sit down  usually brings about a smile.

She still enjoys tummy time and is rolling belly to back like a champ. She is trying so hard to roll from back to belly, and we’ve unswaddled her at night because she was so close to rolling. She’s sleeping in the Merlin Sleep Suit which is going ok until she wakes up and plays with her paci! She’s a busy little girl.

She is SO HAPPY. Everyone, even strangers, comment on her happy demeanor. I love her smiles and giggles.

She loves when we read books. Dr. Seuss is her favorite.She also loves music. I take her to choir on Wednesdays with me in the Ergo and she loves it! I hope she’s musical!

She enjoys the dogs being close. When she’s stretching out on our bed in the morning, she loves when they hop up and play around her. They are sweet with her.

Nicknames include Remi Roo, Roo, big girl, punkin head, and bunny.

Remi, I don’t know what we did for fun before you. All we do now is work hard to make you smile and laugh. It’s the best sound in the world. You’re our favorite!