She’s Growing Older! 6 Months Old!

Six months ago exactly to the day my daughter, my little miracle was born. I can still remember the birth like it was just yesterday, and somehow it’s already been six months. Since becoming a mother I have realized how slow the moments feel like there going by, but in the long run it seems like the days and weeks are going by quicker then they ever have.

I’m so beyond proud of my daughter with these past six months, she’s accomplished so much and made her mother so proud. I’ve loved watching her try to turn over, again and again and then finally getting the hang of it while on the diaper changing table (we use our kitchen table as a diaper changing station) while trying to put her pajama’s on after her nightly bath. I’ve loved watching her go quite and shriek with glee when a musical toy is held up in front of her. I love watching her munch on a wooden baking spoon and become so happy with her “new toy” that shes enthralled in the spoon for hours.

Helping In The Kitchen!

Helping In The Kitchen!

This past week has shown me how much and how fast she has grown up. Finding not one but two teeth about to pop out of her gums, watching her be so close to crawling (she has the position and moving her knees down pat, she’s not sure what to do with her arms, and when she does think to move her arms sadly falls over due to her balance) I’m proud to have been able to watch as she feeds herself her Farley biscuit, or when she leans in for the spoon filled with her rice cereal.

I also am able to notice personality traits in my daughter, and see some things of myself in her, one thing i’m noticing that when she laughs she snorts, which I will be honest I also tend to do sometimes when I really get into laughing. We notice how inquisitive and curious my daughter is, she won’t sit still she must look and discover everything around her. My daughter also seems to be a daredevil, she loves to be thrown into the air, she loves us pretend “dropping” her (we keep our arms around her but quickly move our upper body forward until shes close to the ground) she squeals and gets the biggest widest smile on her face.

These six months have gone by quicker then I could ever have imagined. I’m amazed that in six months by beautiful baby will be a one year old. My miracle has helped me grow these past months just as much as she has grown these past few months. I’m proud of everything my daughter has been able to accomplish these past few months.

Her First Bites

One generation to the next, My daughter was able to have her first bites of solid food this past week, and she was able to have those “bites” in the same high chair I used as a young child. The older wooden high chair will work for a little while longer but we are looking for a newer version, that also has a bigger lip on the sides so my miss messy eater won’t be able to keep pushing her Farley biscuits off the side of the tray.

I am very thankful that my mother gladly helped me with Lily’s first bites, I’ve spent months worrying and stressing over her first foods and having my mother a veteran in baby feeding be by my side helped calm my nerves.

We got Lily all set up in the high chair, letting her play with a toy for a few minutes before we started feeding just so that she would be a little more comfortable in the seat, and we then fed her, at first Lily loved it, she was grabbing for the spoon, somewhat eating what was on the spoon, of course some didn’t make it into the mouth but all over her face. Then the third bite was when things started to get a little harder, she was not opening her mouth for the spoon, and eventually gave the cutest, but most disgusted look on her face. She stopped opening her mouth and wasn’t taking in any of the food. So we finally decided that was enough for the day.

Second Bite!

Second Bite!

At first we thought it was a different texture so that might be the reason, and we moved to watering the food down a little more and feeding it to her through a bottle, she drank it up quickly. Our idea is that the spoon was part of the problem, seeing as she loves the food when drank through a bottle.

Later on while my mother and I were cooking dinner (I’m visiting my parents for the week) we decided to put Lily back in the high chair and give her a Farley biscuit. I was amazed that this biscuit was the first thing she didn’t automatically put into her mouth…of course the thing you want her to put in her mouth and “chew” she doesn’t! After breaking the biscuit in half so it was easier for her to handle she went at it, she started “chewing” bits that fell off into her mouth and when she either dropped a piece in her lap or was all finished with her piece she would bang on the high chair table until we gave her another piece.

The mess was all over, crumbs on the floor, the whole table with crumb and wet biscuit, it was all up her hands and arms, crumbs on her pants, all over the bib, on her sleeves, on top of her nose and on her cheeks close to her ears somehow, and even after taking her bib off we found some underneath were the bib was!

I’m proud of my daughter, and this amazing new milestone, her first bites went better then I expected!