Friday, March 17, 2017

6 months of Hazel.

It's official - our baby is 6 months old today! Every new month brings the same conflicted feelings of loving seeing her grow and feeling sad her time as a baby is so fleeting. I can't count the number of times people stop us to tell us "enjoy this stage!" and I always promise them we really are. I've heard several friends say the fun really starts at 6 months, and while I've genuinely loved every stage so far, I can totally tell things are getting good. See below for some recent developments!

Development/Milestones: Within the last week she has started sitting up all on her own! It pretty much happened overnight because when we were in Puerto Rico (just last week) she really couldn't stay up for more than a second, and this week she's been sitting up on her own for long periods of time. My mind is constantly boggled by how quickly these little ones develop! I'd also like to note that we took her on her first real vacation and she did so wonderfully. Not a peep on either plane ride, and she seemed to giggle more than ever while we were away. Apple doesn't fall from the tree - this girl knows vacation is something special! 

Eating: We are still breastfeeding, and are finally introducing some solids. Earlier this week I chopped a banana in half and let her pick it up and squish it around. Pretty much everything these days goes straight to her mouth, and so did the banana! She didn't seem to hate it, but I can't say I'm looking forward to this next stage - it all seems so messy.

Sleeping: She's still sleeping really well - about 10 to 12 hours per night. We've joked recently that she turns into a pumpkin at 7PM because she basically demands we put her to bed then. There have more than a few nights where it'll literally strike 7:00 and her demeanor instantly changes. It's the strangest thing, but we'll take it!

Likes and Demeanor: She loves grabbing anything and everything in sight. Like I mentioned above, everything seems to go straight to her mouth and she seems all around very curious. While in Puerto Rico she seemed to really enjoy the pool, but not so much the ocean. We're going to have to work on that since we're definitely a beach family. Other than that, she's still as happy and curious as ever. We've also noticed her "flirting" and trying to get people's attention while we're out and about. It's ridiculously cute!

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