You just turned 6 months old a week ago. Wow! 6 months ago I had no idea that you would turn into such a wonderful, beautiful, feisty, independent baby girl. You’ve totally changed my world! It’s difficult to remember what life was like when you weren’t here. Somehow, some way, it feels like you’ve always been a part of your daddy and I. Like Jesus was just up in heaven with you waiting for the perfect time to send you to us. You’re awesome and completely light up my life!
Now, for what you’ve been up to lately. Well, you’ve become very mobile. If I leave the room for just a minute, I return to you on the opposite side of the room that I left you. You can scoot backwards like nobody’s business, but you haven’t been able to move forward just yet. You get up on your hands and knees in the crawling position and rock back and forth (see photo below), then seconds later you revert back to your tummy. I’d say within a month you’ll be crawling – and that means it’s time for your daddy and I to BABY-PROOF everything.
Right now you love anything that you can make noise with or bang on something. Your favorite noise-making toy is your rattle and the little yellow school bus your Grammy & Poppy got you that plays songs. You also LOVE to be sung to – “The Little Green Frog,” “Row Row Row Your Boat,” and “Happy birthday” being at the top of your charts recently. You also love to jam out to Praise Baby DVDs – in fact, I’d say you’re addicted, which is why I have to ration your viewing. Sure, sometimes it’s tempting to let you watch them for longer than you should, and sometimes I let you when I need to get something done. However, I know that your interaction with me is what’s best for your development, which is why I play with you a LOT. In fact, you think I’m hilarious. Apparently I’m a downright comedian to you and am always making you giggle, which I love.
You are still breastfeeding and it’s still going very well! I’m so proud of myself for sticking with it this long and I plan on continuing until you’re at least 1, if all goes well. However, we are letting you try lots of different foods. So far you have had sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, bananas, avocados, and oatmeal cereal – not to mention little tastes of other foods like pickles, balsamic vinaigrette, and Olive Garden’s alfredo sauce. You seem to really like just about everything we’ve given you.
You learn things so fast that I’m excited to see what you’ll be doing a month from now. I love you with all my heart, baby girl!