Tuesday, February 28, 2017

GL's First Solid Food

Since GL is 6 months old, it was time to start trying out some solid foods! She was very proud to be sitting up in the high chair like a big girl! (In fact, I think that was her favorite part of the whole thing, haha!)

We decided to start with sweet potatoes, so I baked it in the oven and then mashed it until it was smooth.

I put some sweet potatoes down on her tray for her to feel with her hands.

She took a few bites off of the spoon. She mushed it around in her mouth but most of it came dribbling right back out. At least she got some flavor and practice with the texture!

This face kinda sums up her thoughts on the experience - not quite thrilled with this situation.

She's also had avocado, banana, and applesauce. The apple was her favorite so far.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Going for a Bike Ride

Santa brought MC her first 2-wheel bike for Christmas. She has spent the last 2 months riding the bike around inside our house before she was ready to take it outside. It worked out really well because she built up a lot of confidence on the bike while riding inside, so when she was ready to go outside with it she did really well and had lots of fun!

She needed a little help from Daddy to get started on our sloped driveway.

But it only took her a few minutes to figure out how to control her speed.

And off they go down the street to play at a friend's house!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

Happy Valentine's Day from MC & GL!

We did not have any fancy plans for the day, but we did a quick little outdoor photo shoot to capture GL's first V-day.

MC had a party at preschool and came home with lots of cute cards & goodies from her friends. She gave her friends a mix of Minnie Mouse & Disney princess valentines and included a Valentine themed eraser in the envelope - all selected and decorated individually by her for each friend.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

GL is Six Months Old!

Our little GL has been here with us for six months! BD and I keep looking at each other and saying, "How did she get so big?!" It seems like she's only been here for a heartbeat and also like she's always been a part of our family. We all just love her sweet, happy personality.

February 8, 2017

She babbles and "talks" to us constantly. She has definitely discovered that she gets our attention by making noise. She will babble, babble, babble and when we look at her she stops and gives us a big grin.

She loves to laugh and smile when we make silly faces or tickle her. But she lights up when she sees MC. She will crane her neck and twist her whole body around to see MC and watch her around the room.

We got the baby jumper out of the attic this month and discovered that she loves to jump and bounce. She will happily bounce and play in there for quite a while.

GL continues to look a lot like MC did at the same age, so I put their 6 month photos side-by-side for a quick little comparison. You can definitely tell they are related!

 Six Month Info

(weighed & measured @ Dr's office)
14lbs 10.5oz

She is currently sleeping naps & nights in the rock n play in her room. She generally wakes at least twice a night to nurse, some nights more often than that. Soon we will start to transition her to crib sleeping, so fingers crossed that process goes smoothly. She usually takes a morning and afternoon nap in her room, and she takes a little catnap in the car around noon when we drive to pickup MC from preschool.

Still exclusively breastfed. We got the go-ahead from her pediatrician to start solids, so we will do that soon. It will be fun to see what she thinks of all the different flavors & textures!

All her 6 month sizes are starting to get too short in the arms & legs, so she is moving up to 9 month sizes.

Sitting up! She is not yet super stable, but she can sit up unassisted.

Five months

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