It's almost spring - yahoo! Can't wait for the weather so that Sophie can
enjoy taking walks in her stroller more often.
She sleeps pretty well now. That's not to say that she doesn't get up now and
again - but it isn't very often. She manages to squeak out 11 hours a night.
Wouldn't it be great if we could all do that? Even though we put her on her
back she always seems to end up on her stomach or side.
She has 6 teeth now. Loves to eat peas, carrots, spinach, potatoes, squash,
zucchini, applesauce, pears, sweet potatoes, BUT NOT BANANAS!? I have a
dog who won't eat American cheese, and a kid who won't eat bananas - how
weird is that? :)
She likes to feed herself. This is not the most enjoyable experience as a parent.
Never knew oatmeal could end up in so many places. And don't even ask me about
She is sitting up very well on her own now. Has even managed to figure out
how to tip over and land somewhat gracefully. She is beginning to figure out how to
steer her reverse creeping - so she is VERY mobile and strategic to boot.
She is trying desperately to get into a sitting position on her own. I have a feeling
that she will have accomplished this by the next update.
Buddy is still figuring her out. He dropped his toy in her lap to play fetch-
but she didn't throw it. He kept on retrieving his toy to Sophie even though Mommy
was throwing it for him - that was until Sophie grabbed hold of one of his ears and
pulled as though she was yanking a rope in the bell tower. YIPES! Thank
God some of those Cheerios end up coming his way - he seems to forgive her every time.
At 6 months she was nearly 20 pounds and 27 inches - she is our 95% baby.
We had a baby party recently, and Sophie was the youngest AND the largest.
(See picture with (l-r) Claire 10 months, Sophie 6.5 months and Madeline 8 months)
My little linebacker!
Daddy and Mommy are doing pretty well - we love laughing and spending time with her so much.
Life is good.
Happy St. Patty's Day ...