Adelaide has developed quite a little personality this month. She gets Very upset if you take something away from her that she's not supposed to have...her favorites being the TV remote & my blackberry. She is reaching for everything and her nickname of nosey rosey has never been more accurate. As soon as we pick her up, she pushes away so she can face outward and see what's going on. She started the month by being able to sit on her own in the tripod pose, and ended it with being able to sit up unassisted. She's trying so hard to crawl, so far she just manages to scoot backwards though, which is very frustrating to her. Her sleeping schedule has been a mess - between teething & practicing her new skills we've had a few rough stretches, but we've been back on track for the past week or so now. She sprouted her 2 bottom teeth, the first with no fanfare whatsoever, but the second warranted a week of fussy evenings and waking up in the middle of the night. It was so hard to see her so upset and not really be able to do anything about it, but she survived. We love watching her play with her teeth with her tongue. So cute. She still generally goes to bed around 10 or so, but she'll wake up anywhere between 5 & 7 now - we read around 6 months this usually happens because they're developing so many new skills and like to practice them whenever they can, even at 5am. Depending upon what time she wakes herself up, once we've settled her down she'll usually go back to sleep until about 7:30 or so then I nurse her before I go to work. We started introducing solids to her this month - mashed avocado, sweet potatoes, bananas, peas, green beans, carrots, apples & pears - it is so fun to watch her little expressions as she tastes the different foods. So far, we just offer them to her once a day between feedings and she'll have a few tastes and be done with them. Brad went back to work this past week, so Adelaide goes to Lora's house 4 days a week. Lora is Italian and we LOVE that Adelaide will get to learn this language! Lora also watches a 2 year old girl, Lily and occasionally a 2 year old boy, Dominico. I'm excited that Adelaide will be able to interact with other little ones on a regular basis.
Posted by sarah