Monday, June 11, 2012

Kayla is 6 Months Old!

Kayla is 6 months old!  Time has gone by fast and she is already 1/2 a year old.  She is so much fun at this age.  I love her smiles and giggles.  I love how she greets me with a big smile.  She loves to be held and will nestle her head on my shoulder.  I love my little Kayla so very much!  

 Kayla had her 6 month check up today and she is 13 lbs, 12oz (10% ile) and is 24.75 inches (17% ile).  Her weight for length is at the 15% ile.  She continues to be little and petite, but she is healthy.  She does have reflux and spits up a lot.  Her doctor put her on Prevacid so I really hope that medication helps her.  She got her 6 month shots and tolerated them well.  Of course she cried, but soon forgot after a couple of minutes.  She is a happy baby most of the time.  She has the cutest laugh and smile.  She loves attention.  She will meet others with her big contagious smile.  Though she does have some stranger anxiety and I have to be near by or she gets upset. 

So what has Kayla been up to the past month?  Lots of things!  After trying rice cereal with her when she turned 5 months, I started introducing stage 1 vegetables.  I thought she wouldn't really like them, but I was wrong!  She likes all the vegetables, even the peas!  I have also started her on fruits and of course she likes them as well.  She eats baby food better than the formula though she isn't a big eater in general.  She still is not sleeping through the night.  She will go 5-6 hours or sometimes less between feedings at night.  Her doctor thinks her reflux is keeping her from eating enough during the day and therefore causing her to wake up at night wanting to eat.  So I usually get up one time in the middle of the night to feed her.  Oh how I wish she would sleep a good 10-12 hours straight.  Hopefully one day!

In her new highchair ready to eat
Kayla is a very curious little girl and loves to look at everything and of course wants to grab everything and put it in her mouth.  She enjoys putting her toys in her mouth.  Kayla also likes the iPad and will roll to her tummy to look at it and touch it.

playing with her toys
Loving the iPad
Kayla is doing so well with tummy time now.  I put her on her back on the floor and she will roll to her tummy fast.  Kayla rolled from her back to her tummy for the first time on May 12.

Kayla is active.  She wiggles and squirms so much when I hold her.  She just can't sit still for a long amount of time.  We put her in the doorway jumper for the first time last week and she loved it!  She likes to jump just like Haley.

Having fun jumping
Kayla is doing well and she is developing her own personality.  She can be a sweet little girl at times and she can be feisty at other times.  She is a beautiful little miracle and I can't express enough how grateful I am that she joined our family.  She loves her sisters, Rachel and Haley.  I see it in her eyes as she watches, laughs and smiles at them.  What a special bond Kayla will have as she grows up together with Rachel and Haley.



  1. Oh my goodness she is adorable, what a lovely baby. That first picture should be framed and hung on the wall!

  2. Sweet and beautiful - and such a happy personality! You take a lovely photo too. Pleased she is such a joy and blessing to your family, as these cute pictures attest. Love the one second from the end! She's a star. Happy six months Kayla!

  3. Kayla is absolutely beautiful! Our foster baby has reflux, and like Kayla, would not sleep through the night. Now at 8 1/2 months, he finally is, but it took a lot of work on our part! I don't know how much you feed her, but we switched him back to a "tiny baby" schedule - eating every 3 hours. He has a 4 oz. bottle every 3 hours from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. If he's asleep during a bottle time, we wake him. That tight routine has taught him to sleep through the night. We usually have to wake him for the 6:30 a.m. bottle, but he goes right back to sleep until around 8 a.m. We squeeze in baby food whenever we can between those every 3 hour bottles. The doctor keeps telling me he'll outgrow the reflux, however, I'm not seeing any sign of that happening!

  4. Our baby Londen had to be on prevacid for a few months, it really helped her but it did make her constipated, we switched to oatmeal cereal and that helped. Two other friends I know had their babies on pre acid as well and it also made them constipated.


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