Monday, May 18, 2009

Eating, Crawling, Sitting

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 sight, too!

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!

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