It's hard to believe that E has been in our lives for half a year. In some ways, it feels like we brought her home just yesterday, and in other ways, it's hard to imagine what life was before she arrived. It's so much fun to watch her personality come out. She is such a happy baby, and we feel blessed for that.
She has been sitting up extremely well since she was four months
old. In the past two weeks, I've been forgetting to put the pillow
behind her more and more since she topples less and less. She is
gaining great core strength. I've watched her rock backwards, just
inches from the floor and pull herself back up to sitting fairly
easily. She's also figuring out how to catch herself with her hands as
she begins to lean too far to one side.
She still hates to be on her belly for long periods of time. She
will roll over sometimes, but typically resorts to screaming and putting
her head down, face first, into the floor, waiting for us to rescue
her. She can be a bit of a drama queen at times. I think she just
prefers to be upright.
We began solids at the beginning of the month. So far, E has
tried pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash, pears, applesauce,
potatoes, carrots and avocados. She loves pears and butternut squash
and doesn't care much for potatoes or carrots. Her diapers are quite a
Still no teeth yet, but her gums are raised and she chews on
everything she can get her hands on. It should be a matter of weeks, or
maybe even days. We'll see!