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29 Weeks / 6 months +

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Another post about the little one, because well, she’s amazing.

Moving

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.

Eating


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.

So far,

Likes:

  • bananas
  • apples
  • rice cereal and toast
  • sweet potato
  • carrots

Dislikes:

  • broccoli

Undetermined:

  • avocado (ate it yesterday, we’ll see how today fairs)

Growing

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.

Sleeping

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.

Activities


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.

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Written by Kat

April 8, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in bebe baby, family, Life, love, newborn

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  1. Wow, she develops so quick! She’s so cute. Though I can’t say I’ve seen any babies lately that aren’t cute. I think I’m a bit clucky.

    maja

    April 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

  2. Thanks Maja. I know these posts probably all seem the same to the non-baby people, but this is the only place I’m really keeping track – besides taking tons of photos. Being a parent makes you this way!

    Kat

    April 9, 2010 at 8:56 am

  3. i finally get around to check out your blog. on the question of staying or going i say, stay. i think you can always go back and your child will learn from an interesting perspective. this might be weird but i really like your “about” section. i think it is sometimes more difficult to find people to “rant” to living abroad because you have to do a lot of explaining to set a cultural/background baseline. i had to smile when you wrote you sometimes might not tell you are u.s. american. it can be fun to play with identity and i often don’t feel like doing the foreigner conversation especially because people in the united states asked about private stuff so quickly instead of being a bit more reserved and patient. sometimes, you know, i hope you understand what i mean.

    Stine

    April 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

  4. I don’t find your posts samey at all! I can’t wait to have kids so I love to read about peoples experiences. Hey this mobile version of your blog is great! do you set it up to be mobile friendly or is it a wordpress thing?

    MaJa

    May 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm


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