6 months

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Today is my baby girl's six month birthday. Half a year ago she arrived after carrying her around everyday for 9 months. So much has happened in that time, and I've learned so much. It has really, really just flown by.

What is Sofia up to now?
  • Sofia is becoming more mobile now. She is rolling over from her front to her back easily now. On Friday she rolled over from her back to her front for the first time. When placed on her tummy she often turns in a slow circle. Yesterday she crawled forward a little.

  • She is making new noises. Before it was make a noise as loud as you can! Now, she's humming a lot - short ones, long ones, high ones, low ones. It actually sounds like she's experimenting with pitch.

  • Solids. She's taking her rice cereal in now like a good Chinese girl. This week I plan on introducing new foods - vegetables!

  • Standing up. When lying on her back, we pull her to sitting and then she positions her legs to allow us to continue pulling her up until she is standing. Her legs are stinkin' strong. But then again, I knew that from the womb.

  • She's getting cuddly. Sofia was never one to put her head down and rest on your chest or shoulder. She's doing that now. Mind you, she doesn't want to seem too needy. She'll only do it for something like 10 seconds.

  • She loves being chased. She'll laugh and laugh and laugh if someone is holding her to help her run away and someone else pretends to be a monster chasing her. Guaranteed laughter, or your money back.

  • Loves the sound of clapping and I guess rhythm. Watch her get all excited if a groovin' song comes on, or if you clap some brazilian beats, she's down for it. The more complicated the better. (Matt, this is where you come in.)

  • Teething is getting more intense. Sometimes she'll be in pain for two days in a row, on and off. Mouth clenched crying, sucking her bottom lip in, lots of drool, chewing on her hands, super irritable... Wonder when her first tooth'll come in.

  • Staying awake more. Unless she gets REALLY tired, you can stave off a nap and she will be pretty happy still. It's nice to not have to stick to a super-regimented nap schedule. Before, if she missed her afternoon nap, she'll let you know how unhappy she is with the loudest crying you've ever heard in your life.

  • Sleeping longer at night! Last night was a record: she went to sleep at 9:30pm, and woke up at 5:45am. I think that is definitely the longest stretch. One time she slept until 7am, but that was a fluke. She never did that again for months. Now that I'm getting more sleep at night I'm finding my body understanding how tired I really am. I think it's going to take a little bit to catch up.

    It's crazy how fast babies develop. All the things that they're learning and experiencing for the first time. It's really amazing how they possess all the cognitive abilities to eventually be fully developed as an adult - to communicate, to express, to understand, to process, to problem solve... More and more I am amazed that each of us used to be this small.

    These are happy days.

  • 1 comment:

    1. so cute. (rubs hands together and gets a good stance as if to brace him self for the same.)


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