Last week you turned 6 months old! How did that happen? How have I already had you in my arms for half a year? I can barely believe it. You are such a special little blessing in our lives. We love you to pieces and have so much fun watching you grow and develop and do all the new things you are doing lately.
About a month ago you started rolling over. You were so good at it right away, you killed that learning curve! Now you are a pro at it and you roll over so much that you make yourself angry about it sometimes. It's funny but I feel sorry for you when you get mad and cry so I usually roll you back over (since you are too upset to even roll yourself back) or pick you up!
You have also started eating solids. I started trying this out a little over a month ago with you. I've been making all your baby food from scratch which has turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be. So far you have had butternut squash, sweet potatoes and avocado. You don't show any signs of favoring one over the other at this point. You also eat cereal and yesterday I bought you some Mum Mums and you devoured them!
You still take between 5-6 ounces of formula every 3-4 hours. Some days you get thrown off and end up only wanting 3-4 ounces and it's very sporadic and unpredictable. I think it's because you are teething. No teeth yet but you want to gum everything to death! You especially get excited when you see one of Brooklyn's sippy cups. Your eyes get as big as saucers and your hands go crazy reaching for it. It's quite funny. Of course you throw a little fit when you can't get it or we take it away from you to let Brooklyn drink, but that's OK, we are learning to deal with your frequent little tantrums.
You are sitting up on your own! You have an occasional fall to one side or the other but for the most part, you are doing it all on your own. You love it too! It allows you to sit and play with your sister, whom you LOVE! Brooklyn makes you laugh more than anything or anyone else in our family. She still hasn't figured out how much you love her, but she will come around, don't get discouraged. I know you hear her say "no baby" a lot but she's still a baby in a lot of ways herself and is still learning how to love her sister. One day, you two will be best friends and do everything together and I look forward to watching that relationship develop between the two of you.
(Sorry for all the high-chair, eating pictures! Next time I'll try to post a bigger variety of shots of her. She just spends a lot of time there right now!)