My baby girl is 6 months old!
She is a chunk and quite a character! I love those beautiful, perfectly healthy, chubby cheeks.
She is rolling, rolling, rolling. I can't keep this girl in one place. She loves to explore and will play on the floor for hours. Seriously, hours. Everything is a toy. Why play with rattles and baby dolls when there are curtains hanging around?
She still eats nothing but breast milk, and between you and me I'll probably wait another month on real food. I'm just not ready! I've started giving her little bites of things here and there, but I think she really just wants to play with the spoon. I've heard lots of good things about baby led weaning, but honestly, I don't want to have to deal with the mess all the time! Maybe that makes me a
bad practical mom, but I'd rather just
spoon feed her and contain the mess as long as possible.
She is sleeping really well. We went back to a 10 pm "dream feed" a few weeks ago because we were having trouble with her waking at 4 am. Now she goes to bed at 8 pm, eats at 10 pm without really waking up, and sleeps until 6 am. I'd love for her to sleep until 7 am, but it's just not going to happen. I've made peace with it. I can feed her at 6 am and be running at 6:30 am, so it works out pretty well. Except I'd rather sleep till 7 am.
She adores her big brother. She watches him with amazement every time he comes near her. I can just see her trying to figure out how he is moving so fast and talking to much. He is constant entertainment (which is great for me!). He, likewise, loves his little sister. He mostly loves to wrestle with her and tickle her toes, but don't worry. She can hold her own (with constant supervision of course!).
What's next for Cupcake? I'm kind of hoping she just stays little for a while longer. She is still very much a baby, but also big enough to play, laugh and interact with us. It's the best of both worlds! Stay little! Stay little!
(Note: My husband dressed Cupcake this morning; however, she is in fact not her daddy's girl. She is her mommy's girl because she likes to eat...a lot. I win.)