6 months old!

It’s hard to believe Abigail is already six months old.  On the one hand, I feel like we’re really getting the hang of this parenting business and we have some good routines in place.  On the other, sometimes your baby goes from sleeping like a dream to deciding that 4am is a great time to wake up and play.  So, we still have a few things to work out.

From this:

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To this:

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She’s changed so much just in the last several weeks.  She loves to be on her stomach, and she’s getting so strong that she tries to do push-ups and planks.  She is incredbly close to crawling, in fact the other night I was so sure she was about to crawl that I contemplated ever so slightly pushing her over so she wouldn’t crawl while JR was out of town.  She can also sit up by herself for a few seconds at a time, although she tips over pretty easily.

We are working on feeding her baby food.  I had grand plans to feed her an avocado as her first food, but since I’d never purchased (or eaten) one before, I wound up purchasing a bad one at the store that we had to throw out.   So we went with applesauce and bananas, and she was not that interested.  Determined to use my fancy baby-food making machine, I bought a sweet potato (for the first time in my life) and very closely followed the relatively simple instructions to turn it into a puree.  I was beyond proud of myself when it worked – I was pretty much Tom Hanks in Castaway.

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Nevermind that the machine did all the work and Abby wanted nothing to do with said sweet potatoes, it was a big moment for me.  She actually hasn’t been interested in any of the foods we’ve offered so far, so I guess we’ll have to keep trying.  Or she’ll just drink forumla til she’s in kindergarten.

Here she is, less than impressed:

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We celebrated Halloween with an adorable elephant costume and some of JR’s famous pumpkins.

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Now we are looking forward to seeing our families and friends in Ohio in a few more weeks and celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas with our sweet baby girl!

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