dear savannah: six months
Today you are 6 months old. I can’t believe it’s already been half a year since you were born. Time passes so fast!
We added three more states to your map this month: Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina. You also saw your first (significant) snowfall. You weren’t sure about that cold white stuff! You have been watching your first Olympics – the winter games in Vancouver. You aren’t that impressed, but sometimes you’ll focus on the TV for a little bit.
Developmentally you’ve grown a lot this month. You are now able to sit completely by yourself, and we’ve started being able to put you in high chairs. You will steady yourself with your hand, but you still fall over after a while. Your doctor says you should be able to roll over, but you just haven’t realized it yet. I am trying not to be the paranoid mommy. :-)
You are starting to take a bath in the bathtub which you like a lot. You love to splash with your hands and feet! Speaking of feet, you are always kicking them! We got you a doorway jumper and you quickly figured that out and are making good use of it. Your interest in toys has gotten especially strong this month, as you’re able to grasp and pull things. You love to hold onto your paci with your hand, and chew on it sideways. You are interacting and playing with anything that is within your reach. It makes eating with you in my lap much more difficult!
You had your first bit of solid food this past week – some rice cereal mixed with yummy breastmilk. You were more concerned about trying to remove your bib than eating the cereal, though. We’ll keep working on that! You don’t have any teeth yet, but I’m sure they aren’t far off because of the drooling and chewing.
You have also started laughing this month. I love to try and get you to laugh by tickling your toes or kissing your tummy. You are generous with your smiles, but your laughs are quieter and not as frequent. We love it when we do hear it, though!
It’s been a lot of fun interacting with you this month. I definitely am enjoying getting to know who you are, and I can’t wait to discover more!