Thursday, September 2, 2010

Anna @ 5.5 months

Anna is 5.5 months old and at the pre-crawling stage.

She gets up on her hands and knees, wriggles back and forth, stretches and arches, squirms, rolls, and plops…and after a few minutes, she’s moved to the other side of the mat! It’s not graceful and it’s not fast, but she’s a baby on the move!

rainbow girl
She is still a champ at sleeping through the night. Not much to comment there, except that she sleeps on her side like a little person and it always makes me chuckle.

I haven’t been very good at giving her solids. With going back to work and moving, I am holding off and waiting until 6 months before giving her solids regularly. However, so far, she has tasted mushy brown rice, mango, peach, green squash, banana, and plum. Mango and plum are by far her favorites - she gets so excited for them, reaching forward and flapping her arms. Eating solids is just for fun, though, she’s still getting 160-170cc bottles 5 times a day.

It’s pretty hard to say what kind of personality Anna has, but she seems to be a mix of easy-going and strong-willed. If she’s full and well-rested, she’s can be on her tummy for a long stretch of time with just a few toys and play by herself. On another hand, if she’s not happy about something, she will SCREAM SO LOUD for attention.

Either way, she smiles easily and makes us laugh constantly. I love squeezing her.

I said it before and I will say it again, she’s one cute and cuddly little gal, and I feel very, very blessed.

4 comments:

  1. She looks so happy! And so aware!

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  2. Oh my gosh! Up on her knees!? Ephram's got a ways to go. But I blame it on the 95% head :)
    Have you lowered her crib yet? I don't know why, but I'm a little sad to think about doing that with Ephram's crib.

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  3. @ donya: I haven't lowered her crib yet because she doesn't stand yet, but maybe we will this week since we are moving and have to take the crib apart anyway.

    I know exactly why you are a little sad about it...because I got sad too when Anna switched to size 3 diapers. :)

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  4. Hope you have a happy weekend!

    Anna is so cute in this picture - I like that splash of color from her pants.

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