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Levi Allen: Six Months

SIBLING LOVELevi LOVES watching Daphne play! Sometimes he'll fuss and fuss until I sit him up in my lap or his bumbo so he can watch her. And Daphne LOVES it when Levi plays with her hair. 

ROUTINELevi has finally settled into a natural "routine", which I'm pretty thankful for as it gives me a little more dependability throughout the day. 

He has been waking up for the day around 8 AM, nurses for about 10 minutes then plays for about an hour and goes back down for a nap. He typically naps from 45 min - 1 hour. He repeats this eat, play, sleep schedule after almost every feeding. He nurses about 8 times a day and takes about 3 or 4 good naps a day. He doesn't nap after he nurses around 5 PM, we just stick it out until bedtime. 

We've been trying to get better about a consistent bedtime routine. With holidays and traveling its been super hard to be consistent about anything. It's helped that Levi has been naturally inclined to be tired when he is "suppose…

Levi Allen: Five Months

SIBLING LOVEI love watching Daphne and Levi's relationship grow, they both make each other so happy! Levi will be crying and Daphne will come up and say "It's okay, Levi" and kiss his head and he will start smiling! Daphne will be in the middle of meltdown and hear Levi cooing in the other room and instantly start laughing haha! Daphne's favorite thing is trying to hold Levi's hands or laying her head down near him and letting his hands tickle her face. 

She definitely cuddles him hard...we often have to protect his poor head! Sometimes her yelling will make him cry but she's quick to run over and tell him she's sorry. So sweet. 

Levi on the left at 4 months and Daphne on the right at 4 months! 
ROUTINELevi takes a few naps each day, maybe for 45 minutes - 1 hour, typically an hour after he nurses. We have been putting him to bed between 7:30 - 8:30 PM. He doesn't really have a determined wake up time, it has been changing a bit since we've been …

Levi Allen: Four Months

SIBLING LOVEDaphne is turning into such a sweet big sister! She loves to help with Levi; bringing him his paci, his "blanket" (burp cloth), throwing away his dirty diapers, bringing him all of his toys and making sure he has lots of kisses and hugs. She loves her baby brother, its been so cool to watch her accept him as part of our family. 

ROUTINEI've been trying to make a better effort to make sure Levi is getting good naps each day. The "wake, eat, play" routine worked pretty well with Daphne - so we've been trying to apply that. It basically means 45 min - 1 hour after baby has nursed they go down for a nap and sleep anywhere from 45 min - 1.5 hours and then wake up and eat and play for another 45 min - 1 hour. 

He typically sleeps swaddled in his bassinet and takes about 4 good naps a day, sometimes only 3. He's been going through a bit of a growth spurt so he's been waking up between 3 am - 5 am to nurse and then going back down to sleep and wak…