Happy 6 months old Aryssa!

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 Aryssa Day 3 of life

Aryssa 3 days old

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Aryssa trying solids for the first time

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Aryssa 6 months old

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Aryssa with pink tulips from Holland

Happy birthday Aryssa! She just turned 6 months old and that means, ready for weaning! 🙂

How exciting! We secretly have tried twice before this but she wasn’t ready at that time. We gave her mango puree the first time then apple puree last week the second time. Now after hours of google research on weaning, only we have some idea of how to introduce solids in her diet. Currently we just started her on baby rice mixed with breastmilk and she loves it! She’s also excited and I guess the familiar taste of breastmilk makes it easier to tolerate. Today is the second day we gave the baby rice and I’m getting the hang of preparing it. yesterday was too runny hence the baby rice tends to get everywhere BUT the mouth haha.

Ive already bought the Annabel Karmel recipe book for weaning and it should arrive sometime next week. This week we’ ll probably stick with baby rice then maybe next week can continue on to pureed veggies or fruits. Tomorrow we’re going to shop for the baby blender and steamer and the freeze pots as well.

Aaahh, how fast the time flies…feels like just yesterday I was holding her for the first time and now she’s so active, rolling over, kicking, crawling..Cant believe you’re getting big now baby girl. :). Mommy loves you so much. I’m so happy that I can give feed her exclusively breast milk up to now, hopefully it will last long at least until you’re 1 year old; the goal is 2 years old :). It is not easy for me though because she just refuse direct feeding. I have to pump every 3-4 hours to keep up with her demand, although at night she occasionally accepts direct feeding, so mommy does not have to wake up at night to pump. the double pumping does make it easier 100X!

But with classes and clinics, it is hard to pump according to schedule and sometimes there’s 4-5 hours period in between. This sometimes affect my milk supply and currently I’m drinking Horlicks everyday and I notice the milk is thicker and lots as well.

I’m very grateful that you are healthy and well Aryssa, and I hope you will stay as vibrant, happy and cheerful baby that you are now. if you read this when you’re older, know that Daddy and I love you with all of our hearts Aryssa :).

Happy 6 months old Aryssa! Mommy loves you so much:)

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