January 26, 2020. 184 days old.
Six months old….Half. A. Year. Old! Can’t believe it! If I thought last month was big for our Vesnić, this month tops it all, because our girl got to go on her first trip and airplane ride and she booked her first job as a baby model! She’s already done more than I had by the age of 12 (that’s when I went on my first airplane ride when we immigrated to the U.S. and got my first job at 16).
Let’s start with her 6-month appointment, which was on Friday, January 31st. Vesna is still a big baby, though no longer in the 90thpercentile, she is now 17 pounds and 12 ounces (77th percentile), 2' 2.97 (86th percentile) for height and 96th percentile for head circumference – she must get the big head from her dad. Everything else checked out great and she got 4 more vaccines. We talked about introducing solids and I think we’re going to do more purees for another month or so before she eats whatever we’re eating. I can definitely tell that she’s now ready for more food and on top of puree we supplement with more breast milk since I had stashed a bunch of milk away in the freezer. We’re half way there for my goal of breastfeeding, so we’ll see if we make it to 1 year. Fingers crossed! Although, breastfeeding has improved since last month, she still at times gets frustrated that my milk is not flowing fast enough, so we end up giving her the bottle and I pump. Our trip to Boston helped with breastfeeding, so I am extremely happy that I decided to bring her with. She breastfed on the plane, as we were out and about and in the hotel, so it definitely helped bring my milk supply back up. The times she does refuse to breastfeed I try not to get stressed out or frustrated and just put in the work and pump, pump, pump! I think a co-worker told me she did the math on number of hours it took to breastfeed and pump over the course of one year and it basically equates to a part time job. Working mommy life!