Age: Seven months!
Food: The little miss is quite the eater. She loves trying new things and has quite the appetite. If I had to take a guess, I would say that cinnamon oatmeal with pears is her current favorite. So far she has tried: spinach, peas, squash, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, grapes, plums, bananas, apples, pears, raspberries, watermelon, peaches. I have been trying to keep track of everything she has tried, but sometimes I am not so sure I have succeeded.
When I wrote about the transition to solids, I had no idea what I was in for! Natalie doesn't quite follow the recommended guidelines, but what we do works for us and that is what matters to me. She has breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack and then dinner. She keeps a good schedule and that's more important to me than following the norm. Pretty soon apple juice will be become part of our normal routine and I am fairly excited about that. (Hello cost savings on the ready-made formula!)
Milestones/Big Moments: We have had so many over the last week and change. She had her first taste of sand and ocean water. She loved the beach! She went in the pool for the first time when we were down the shore and most importantly... we are OFFICIALLY crawling! At first, she would get herself up on her hands and knees and then wasn't quite so sure what to do next so she would just lunge forward. It was adorable. On Father's Day, she decided to surprise us by putting it all together. It was like she had known all along and was just waiting for the right time to show us her newest trick. She has also started pulling herself up on so many things: pant legs, the Bumbo chair, the jumper, the bumpers on her crib...yep, she has been pulling herself up on the bumpers on her crib. A couple weeks ago Brandon and I lowered her crib and I am honestly surprised that I did not cry. My baby is growing up too fast!
|I absolutely adore these two together :)|