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Tatum (five & six months old)

My baby girl is six months old. I can hardly believe it. Life just keeps speeding by, and time refuses to slow down no matter how much I beg it to. The older Tatum gets, the more I find myself studying all the small parts of her that I never want to forget.

Her fuzzy little head.

Her little nose that turns up ever so slightly at the end.

Her ears that used to be paper thin but no longer are.

Her chubby hands and the way she curls her toes.

It’s amazing how waiting for her to get her seemed to last a lifetime, and now it’s passing by faster than I can blink. It’s both heart breaking and heart fulfilling all at the same time.

But anyways. Enough of being sappy. Since I missed writing a post for 5 months, I’ll be combining it with this one.

Last month was ROUGH. Rough in all the ways. At about 4 1/2 months, she hit the wonderful 4 month sleep regression. At first it started off with just naps, and she would only nap in my arms, and from there it all went downhill. Soon it spread to night time, and we were only getting 1 1/2 hour stretches of sleep. It was exhausting to say the least.

But, we also had lots of fun as we did our first post-baby road trip! Tatum and I headed to Minnesota for three weeks, and we had such a good time. She experienced tons of firsts which included going to the lake, swimming in a pool, going to a Twins game, riding the train, and more. It was a big few weeks for her.

She also finally learned to roll front to back- thank you, Jesus!- how to sit up on her own, and she got her first two teeth in.

When we got back to our house in Colorado, we welcomed Daddy home from his 2 month school, and he was amazed at how much she had grown.

I also immediately started having her sleep in her crib (prior to that she was in a bassinet next to my bed), and I also did sleep training with her. This is something I always said I’d never do, but neither of us were getting the rest we truly needed. Life is much better these days with a well rested baby AND mama!

Now that she has all the freedom and space that her crib offers, she moves all over and eventually ends up on her belly. Belly sleeping babies are seriously the cutest.

And the last big thing is we started on solids! If you’ve been following along on Instagram or Facebook, you know we’re doing baby led weaning, which is both super fun and super messy. She loves feeding herself though and will throw a fit if I try to do it for her. That’s her dad’s personality coming through strong!

When I think back over the last few months and how much has changed, I’m just truly amazed. It feels like she was just born (I’m sure all mamas say that), and now here she is halfway to being one. I don’t know how it happened and where the days have gone, but I sure do feel blessed that she’s all mine!

  1. Kathy

    August 10th, 2018 at 1:34 am

    She is just so adorable! Love all the photos. She really has grown, so enjoy every minute. What a true blessing they are!

  2. Alissa Seidler

    August 10th, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you! We are definitely soaking up every second with her. It’s already gone too fast!

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