My baby girl is half a year old today!
She is such a joy, I love getting to know her everyday, and I wouldn’t trade being home with her for anything in the world.
My plan was to weigh and measure her today and tell you exactly how big she has gotten, but she fell asleep an hour early and threw my plans out the window. (Did I use this extra hour wisely? No, I’ve been blog hopping…)
I will, however, mention these milestones:
Evelyn seems to enjoy her floor time more now, and is increasingly mobile. She will roll across the room, but she’ll do it so slowly that you don’t really notice if you’re not paying attention to where you originally set her down. Once she rolls onto her tummy she is hesitant to roll back onto her back, but she’ll do it most of the time. She isn’t crawling yet, but I have seen her do a full-fledged push-up with only her hands and toes touching the floor.
She is enjoying solid foods and drinking water from a cup. (Both sippy and otherwise.)
She still nurses frequently (which I’m happy about), but she loves eating from a spoon, as well. So far she has loved everything except her rice cereal, which she prefers mixed with something else. She eats avocado, banana, carrots (which she loved, but they don’t love her… silly allergy that should go away soon), green beans, squash, oatmeal, random things we give her little tastes of… and she also enjoys sucking on pickles.
She usually gets a little messier when Steve feeds her than when I do…
Today for her “birthday” she even had a little cake.
There was more on her tummy than in her tummy, but she loved squishing the frosting through her fingers.
She makes the best silly faces, and loves to laugh with us when we laugh at them.
She and I went to Utah last week to celebrate her Aunt Stacy’s birthday. We traveled with my parents and my sister Liz met us there. Unfortunately most of the pictures I got seem to be of me and her, but at least cute Molly made it into this one.
Evelyn is a good traveller, and she came home willing to go back to her previous schedule. Thank heavens! (Schedules are GREAT!)
Her usual day looks a bit like this- wake up Mom around 6:00, play in the mirror for several minutes, eat some cereal, sit in the bouncy seat while Mom showers…. wake up Dad at 9, read scriptures and nurse- sometimes she’ll take her nap at this point, but usually she waits until Daddy leaves for school and as her nap at 11. Random day to day stuff, errands, etc. Short nap around 2:00… 3:00 Relax with Mom and Dad, play with Dad while Mom makes dinner, the 3 of us have started having dinner all at the same time- I give Evelyn a spoonful while Steve has a bite, then Steve gives her one while I eat, etc. After dinner Steve goes to work, Evelyn takes a bath and then she and I either take a walk or have a story and then bedtime is between 5 and 6.
It is lovely.
Well, that is all for tonight from Flynnland. We love you!