Weight: 16 lbs 10 oz
Diaper Size: 2
Likes: Sweet potatoes, Carrots, Balloons, Mommy, sitting up and playing
Dislikes: Peas, Strangers (not mom, dad or Lexi), laying on her back
Eye color: Brown (I think? or like, dark hazel? Brown-green?)
Clothing: 6/9 month
Temperament: Happy (when with Mommy!), fussy with/around everyone else.
Milestones: Sitting up unassisted, eating solids, sleeping through the night consistently
Cici, after a slow couple months you really ramped up the milestones this month, didn’t you? One day you’re five months old, the next day you hit half a year and it’s full-steam ahead.
First off was eating new foods. I started with rice cereal and of course you loved it because it tastes just like the milk you’ve been eating up until this point. But even if you thought it tasted awesome…you didn’t really know how to…eat? You kept pushing the food out with your tongue and I totally forgot that babies do that when they’re first trying solids. Huh. So next we tried peas and guess what. You hated them! And you still do…I try them at least once a week and every time you give me this look:
Sweet potatoes and carrots, however, are your faves and you can eat those all day and all night but I only have the patience to feed you like once a day so…sorry!
A week or so into month six your dad and I kinda looked at each other and asked, “Hey? Shouldn’t she be sitting up now?” So we kinda propped you up and over you fell. So we did it again and again and one day you didn’t fall. In fact, you loved the view! And all the toys you could now play with! And then you fell over again. But these days you’re rocking the up-sitting and I love sitting across from you and watching you smile back at me.
One of the highlights of my month was your surprising reaction to balloons. A few weeks ago Lexi was helping me out at the grocery store and the manager came over and gave her a pink balloon. You didn’t notice until we started to check out and while you were strapped to my chest in the Ergo you started to giggle. And your eyes never left the balloon and you laughed all the way to the car. And Lexi loved that she had something that would entertain you so you kept laughing in the car, too. I don’t think I stopped smiling for three days after that exchange. Balloons, man.
Oh and hey? You sleep through the night now! That’s awesome! Even though you sleeping 11-12 hours straight means you wake up at 6am (or earlier) every day, it still feels way better than getting up 3x a night. Plus we nap together every day still so I’m catching up on ZZZ’s somewhere in there.
Just this week you gave us a little preview of crawling, as well. All the sudden I would put you on the ground here and turn my back and then you would be…there. So I started to watch more closely and you are doing this little army crawl where it is all arms dragging your lower half behind you as you grunt your way towards my phone or the yoga mat (for some reason, like a chewing reason). You’re on the move, kid!
So that was your eventful month (not even counting the parties and Valentine’s Day and everything). We are into the second half of your first year and I’m just loving it. Your smile is so darn infectious and even though I want you to stay little forever, you just keep getting better and better in every way. Just keep falling asleep on my shoulder for a couple more months though, okay?