Oh my goodness! Our little girl is half a year old?! Actually, we’re loving being at this stage. It’s crazy how much more we’ve been able to enjoy having a baby this second time. With our first, we (okay, mostly me) were so worried about doing everything right. But this second time around, we are savoring each and every month. I still worry plenty about our oldest, of course :).
General Baby Thoughts
Winnie is so much fun, and it’s really been a blast getting to see her personality shine through. She’s the sweetest little girl, always ready to give a grin or a giggle. But she’s also a determined little thing. She’s already scooting all over the room on her belly and getting into all kinds of trouble. She especially likes to go for Sally’s trains or other toys, and Sally immediately yanks them away with a “No, that’s mine, Winnie!!” But we’re working on that :). We’re also working on sleep training right now, and we’re making slow, yet steady progress. We’re hoping once Winnie’s consistently sleeping through the night, the two girls can finally start sharing a room.
And this is the big month of Winnie starting solid foods! Up until this point, she’s been nursing exclusively. But for about a month now, she’s been trying to grab anything and everything we eat or drink and put it in her own mouth. If she’s within reach of, say, my bowl of cereal in the morning, she will dump it all over the coffee table and carpet within seconds. Not that I know this from experience or anything…
Financial Baby Thoughts
This past month was much more expensive than previous months because I finally broke down and bought a few items for Winnie. Our little hand-me-down girl has a few new items to call her own at last!
She has been referred to as a boy more times than I can count, so I bought a 5-pack of girly head wraps from Amazon ($14) for her. I also got her two other head wraps from an Etsy shop ($20). While buying from Etsy can be pricier sometimes, I love having excuses to support those hard-working entrepreneurs :).
And because of the time of year that Sally was born, I have no 6–12 month clothes for fall and winter. So I bought six adorable long-sleeved onesies and four pairs of pants for little Winnie ($45). On top of that, since we started sleep training, I wanted to make sure Winnie wasn’t waking up in the night from being chilled, so I bought her a sleep sack ($20) (which we’ve both loved, by the way). Lastly, we bought bulk diapers ($45) and bulk wipes ($20) on Amazon. So the grand total for month six comes to $164, our most expensive month yet! And she hasn’t even started eating solids! But I think we should be good on clothes for the season and good on diapers and wipes for the next couple of months. So no more expensive months for a while… well, until Christmas ;).
For those of you with a little babe(s) of your own, how do we relate or differ? Also, if you’re interested, here’s Sally’s six-month update :).