Letters to Miriam: Six months old

2014-02-15 12.24.05Dear Miriam,

You are now six months old! That’s halfway around the sun, an entire college semester, 1/80th of the time your dad has been alive. A mere blip in time but a huge leap for you. This month your first little tooth erupted, and it’s pretty cute. You took it all in stride and I didn’t even notice you were “teething” until I saw the tooth itself…I’m sure you’re saving up that “teething” excuse for something bigger, maybe those molars eventually.

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You’re having a little trouble on the sleep front these days…I dropped the dream feed since it didn’t make any difference to how well or how long you slept. But you often wake once around 3:00 to nurse, and in the past few weeks have been an early riser: when you wake at 5:00 or 6:00 to nurse, you are up for the day, instead of going right back to sleep! Perhaps those Boeing schedules are genetically imprinted. You are stretching out your naps during the day though, sleeping up to 1.5 hrs twice a day, often longer.

You are gobbling up your food like crazy! You love pears the best, but butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and bananas with oatmeal are favorites too. Carrots and peas are growing on you, at least you no longer make the funny faces. This week we’re going to try some green beans, yogurt, and mango. You’re now eating two meals a day in addition to your milk, often two ounces/tablespoons at a time. I can’t wait to try more things with you, like lentils, chicken, fish, and my favorite…cheese!

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It seems like you’re always smiling these days, especially at your dogs. You love watching their antics, and when you hear their names you instantly look around for them. You’re screechy voice has been replaced by babbling, which is much preferable! I love your sweet singy little voice. You love to hang out in your crib and babble to yourself after naps.

I think the next month is going to bring some big moves….like crawling or scooting! Your balance is great when sitting up, and you love holding onto your Zany Zoo and standing up. From your tummy, you can turn in circles or scoot backwards, and you are trying so hard to move forward! Hint…you need to both each leg separately, not at the same time 🙂

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