Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lila is 6 months old!

6 months ago today, Lila entered the world in dramatic fashion - almost 2 weeks late and via emergency c-section!

On that day we fell in love with a tiny 7 lb 15 oz brunette:


And now, 6 months later, we are trying to keep up with a 17 lb, almost-crawling, beautiful blue-eyed blonde:


Today also marks 6 months of breastfeeding Lila! I've reached my goal of 6 months and I'm so glad I kept up with it. It was a long, sometimes hard road from the beginning. A baby who didn't latch well meant supplementing, pumping and feeding with a syringe for her first few days. Then enter 3 months of annoying nipple shields and 45-minute long feeding sessions. Now I've got almost 2 months of pumping at work under my belt, and now nursing is easy peasy and takes no time at all. I'm still undecided how much longer I will nurse/pump full time, but for now I'm sticking with it, cause I'm not sure how to stop really even if I wanted to!

I'll wait to do her 6 month update until after her well checkup on Friday, but it's been a crazy, wonderful, difficult, beautiful, tiresome half a year with my baby girl!

Happy 6 months Lila! Mommy and Daddy love you so much!

2 comments:

  1. Happy 6 months to your beautiful Lila. Congrats on 6 months of breastfeeding- what an amazing accomplishment. We've got 3 months down so far and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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  2. Yay for BFing AND a growing girl. :)

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