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