29 Weeks / 6 months +
Another post about the little one, because well, she’s amazing.
After a few weeks of kinda-sorta crawling she finally figured it all out last week. She’s been mobile for a while but last week she perfected her form. So now I have to be careful not to step on her when she’s under my chair and wrestle her away from bags of potatoes and boxes of tomatoes. She is getting more agile every day.
She also goes from crawling to sitting to crawling again. I’m thinking the physical therapist will be impressed next week – as long as baby A doesn’t get shy and act like a turtle (like she did last week). Just yesterday she’s starting climbing up:
Up her bouncy chair,
Up the first stair,
Up mama and papa.
It reminded me how much I’m dreading the long flight this summer.
I’m puréeing at home. So far it’s been easy. Peel, slice, steam, blend, freeze. It does create a few dishes but not enough to cry about. The taste is the biggest advantage that I can see – freshly mushed is better than not.
Maybe it gets harder when you have to grind up meat, etc… we’ll see. I also had to play around with the consistency. It seems runny, like the consistency of a cream sauce, is the best way to get more inside her right now. It also just depends on the day.
- rice cereal and toast
- sweet potato
- avocado (ate it yesterday, we’ll see how today fairs)
Last week she also cut her first top tooth, making a total of three. The other front top will make four very soon.
She’s wearing 74/80 cm (6-12 mth) sizes in most everything, though closer to 12 mth. I think she’s on the bigger side of average but not overly so. I ordered a pair of crawling shoes that are 12-18 mth sized and they are gigantic on her so I’ve ordered a different pair sized 6-12 mth.
She’s not sleeping through the night (sigh..) and she’s gotten the feed-me-NOW wail down to a science. Luckily, she drinks and goes back to sleep so it’s not so terrible on us.
Since Baby A is crawling now she seems to be looking for trouble. Anything that looks like it’s not for her is what she wants. She also likes tags and zippers – on clothes, on toys, on furniture.
We’ve had a 3 week break from swim class but it begins again next week. The weather has warmed up so we have been taking longer walks, and I’m hoping we can do blankets on the grass soon too.
She likes the Baby Einstein’s Baby’s First Moves. Books wise, she loves Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boyton. She likes to slap the animals on the pages, What more can you ask for in a book when you’re six months old? We have a play date with a couple of her baby friends about once every two weeks.
Papa coming home from work is the favorite time of day.