Another month, another milestone. Half a year has flown by in a flash and every time I look at my daughter these days I no longer see a tiny baby, but a little girl emerging, with her own (big!) personality and preferences. At the risk of sounding super cheesy, I feel like I fall more in love with this little girl every single day; she is turning into such a bright, bubbly and beautiful child, and I find myself looking forward to every day to see which new developments are in store!
Once again, Sophia has changed a lot in just four weeks – so much that there’s almost too much to mention in one post!
This month Sophia has liked:
Attending several blog events, where she has been cooed over, photographed and cuddled by soo many different people! She’s turning into a bit of a social butterfly and is loving the attention!
Flying home once again to see her family and to help to celebrate her grandpa’s 60th birthday, which just happened to fall on the same day as her 6 month birthday! She enjoyed meeting her cousin Amelie again, being carried in her Ergobaby carrier on a long walk through the woods, listening to a choir sing in Ely Cathedral with her two grannies, laughing her head off with her hilarious godmother and playing in a pretty restaurant garden with her grandpa, aunties and uncles.
Starting her baby-led weaning journey by exploring some new foods and textures and enjoying a few delicious purées too. She loves throwing everything around, squeezing fruit through her fingers and making a really good mess for me to clean up. Lucky mummy!
Attending her first few sessions at nursery, where she’s made some new friends and been involved in exciting sensory play. She particularly liked exploring a bowl full of ice, and celebrating one of her new friend’s first birthday with a party.
Starting Theatre Tots where she liked feeling different fabrics, chewing on pom poms and enjoyed the music.
Swimming with mummy, daddy and their friends in their pool.
Calling daddy on FaceTime at work.
The freedom that her newfound mobility has given her!
This month Sophia has disliked:
Napping. Yup, daytime sleeping is soo last month donchaknow!
Actually sleeping in general…still! She has such an overactive little mind, and just wants to be up and about and exploring all the time. Last night I found myself clambering after her as she escaped my arms in bed at around 10pm. She was attempting to pull herself up into a standing position and climb up the headboard, spiderman-style. Does this child realise that she is only six months old and shouldn’t be ready for all of this athleticism just yet?!
Taking her bottle at nursery. She just point blank refuses to drink until I get there and can feed her myself. I am happy that she still enjoys breast feeding so much, but it does cause me an awful lot of worry when nursery calls to tell me she hasn’t had a single drop of milk for six hours straight.
This month’s firsts:
First time crawling
First time pulling herself into a standing position (Lord help us!)
First time eating anything other than fruit chunks, including purees and “proper” food like mashed sweet potato
First few sips of water
First time she’s started to understand that playing peek-a-boo is the most fun in the world!
It’s been a month of change, and (apart from the sleepless nights) I’ve loved every minute.