As the months fly by more and more I look forward to writing these posts. I love to read back on the previous months and remind myself of all the milestones that my beautiful girl has reached in the last month. I don’t worry about whether she is ‘on track’ as she is growing like a weed and that is good enough for me!
Our girl is in 6-9 month clothes now as she is so big! So proud of our little IUGR girl and how well she’s doing even with a return of sickness lately. Have been having lovely days off with Daisy and Tom, saw my sister and niece yesterday for dinner and off to the town later for an eye test. Nice to relax at our own pace this morning.
Weight: Daisy now weighs more than 16lbs! I had her weighed two weeks ago and she is on the 75th centile. I’m so proud of this as when Daisy was born she was UNDER the centiles completely. She was so small, and almost died in my tummy because of a placenta problem. To see her thriving makes me so proud.
Daisy is off out with daddy as I have so much work to do. Wish I was out enjoying the sunshine instead of working but needs must sometimes or I’ll never catch up! So proud of our beautiful girl and can’t believe how grown up she looks. Slow down time 😩
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Health: This month has seen a return of the sickness, however, it is mostly during the night now. It seems like Daisy’s reflux causes an excess of saliva, along with the dribble from teething, and that over the first few hours of her overnight sleep this is causing her to vomit sometimes. It isn’t really that big a deal, she is cleaned up (usually while giggling!) and then she promptly goes back to sleep in about 10-15 minutes. We are loving our sleep routine and these new baby essentials are still really helping Daisy to sleep well.
This month we’ve had no vaccinations and no need to visit a doctor. I did have a slight problem with one of Daisy’s prescriptions but thankfully common sense at the surgery allowed us to sort it over the telephone!
Today I was out with this little beauty and I had a realisation as to just how lucky I am! Daisy had IUGR and if we waited even days longer she likely would’ve died. Despite her growth problems she’s now a normal full sized baby for her age and is hitting her milestones (early it would seem but I’m not worried about competing with targets) and doing so well. I’m so proud of my beautiful girl and what we have achieved for her already with getting her meds and milk and her health problems kicked into touch fast. Anyway, just a little mushy moment from me – so happy with my beautiful girl and so grateful for what our hard work and efforts have afforded us in life.
Likes: We’ve noticed some real changes in what Daisy is loving this month! Firstly we have the usual Lamaze doll, Keyboard playmat, Rainforest swing, cot mobile, Jumperoo and dummies. Now Daisy has found a love for In The Night Garden! So far she is loving this talking Upsy-Daisy toy! Very appropriate given the name. She also received this Vtech little singing bear that she thinks is very sweet! She grins whenever she sees it and she has learned to press all the buttons. I also bought Daisy these super cute maracas which just arrived two days ago and she giggles so enthusiastically when her Daddy is dancing around with them!
Dislikes: We don’t have many dislikes this month (Phew!). Mostly just the usual ones: being alone and being tired. Daisy is a big fan of grizzling herself to sleep. Over time we have come to accept that this is just a habit for her and it doesn’t mean she is in pain or needs a cuddle. In fact, when she is trying to sleep she mostly wants to be left alone and if you pick her up she’ll soon let you know so!
New: Daisy can roll from back to front and face plant the floor. She can also roll back now, although she seems to keep forgetting about this! Daisy loves giggling, lots of times a day now. This is a real change from the occasional laughs that she would grace us with last month. For a few months now she has been making the face of someone laughing or giggling but it took a long time for the sound to come out. This is probably because Daisy has a tongue tie but this isn’t causing such a problem now. Daisy is also sitting in the pushchair part of her travel system now and loves looking out at the world whenever we go for a walk together.
This month has been a relatively quiet one. I am getting over the death of my Dad, as much as you can. We haven’t had any big changes in the last month and we are just settling back down into the routine of our life. Next month we have our first family holiday coming up and I really can’t wait now!
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