Ellie's six months old today! That's half a year old!!!! It's insane. It's hard to believe how big she's getting. She's so old! Just look at her!
She's 14 lbs 8 ounces and 25 inches long.
Here's how she's doing in each of these areas:
- Sitting: She's very, very close to being able to sit on her own. She can sit on her own for short periods of time (a minute or two), but she's still working on balance.
- Crawling: She isn't doing the traditional "crawl" yet, but she can scoot and wiggle forward to grab things that she wants. She can roll big distances and spin 360 degrees really fast, too.
- Standing on her own/walking: Well, she has great leg strength (always has), and can stand up while holding on to our hands (while completely supporting her own weight), but she has very little balance. If we let go, she'd fall down.
- Talking: She "talks" a lot. She also likes to "sing" when we're singing. We'll sing to her, and she'll start singing with us. Oh yeah! And she's started making dinosaur noises. She's doing this funny gasping velociraptor noise all day. She's been doing it especially when she's excited. It's so funny.
- Teeth: None yet.
- Eating: We've just started introducing her to solid foods. She likes rice cereal mixed with breast milk (doesn't really like it when it's just mixed with water), likes cantaloupe (we gave her a piece to gnaw on), and likes apple slices (again, we've given her pieces to gnaw on) but makes funny faces when we give her applesauce.
- Sleeping: She's finally on a schedule! She goes to sleep at 8 at night, eats a couple of times during the night, wakes up at 7 in the morning, takes a morning nap at about 8:30, and take a nap (sometimes two) later in the afternoon. It's great!
- Other stuff: She likes ribbons, tags, and buckles. She likes dogs. She likes spatulas. She likes sitting, standing, and flying. She loves playing peekaboo. She likes chasing people (with us carrying her) and catching them.
She also likes to be teased. We just discovered a game with her yesterday where we'll hand her something, barely let her touch it, and then take it away saying "That's not for you!" We do it over and over. She laughs harder each time.
Also, we've been playing a game with her we call "baby fishing." We'll throw the end of long ribbons to her and wait for her to put them in her mouth, and then we've "caught" her. We'll tug on the string to "reel her in." She thinks it's really funny. We think she's really funny.
Oh, we love our baby girl. So much.