My lovely little Princess how have you been with us for 6 months? How? Happy half birthday my little bundle of smiley sunshine. A couple of weeks ago my timehop brought up that this time last year I was having my 12 week scan and now we are here with a 6 month little baba! Unbelievable. I hate that time just seems to be whizzing by.
Since my last update at 5 months old (you can read that here) there have been some huge learning leaps....... my 'wonder weeks' app kindly tells me that we are in a stormy period which might account for all of the newly acquired skills! I mentioned in my last post that she was trying to crawl, well she's not quite cracked a full on crawl but she is on the move in a commando kind of way and if she sees something she wants she goes for it and gets it! I nip to the loo and come back to find her on the other side of the room......needless to say that the stair gates are being locked!
She had her first experience in a swing the other week, she wasn't so sure on it to begin with but then seemed to quite enjoy it! She's very much into exploring her surroundings and is constantly reaching out for toys and gripping them, very tightly I might add!
In last months post I talked about the sibling relationship and how much I am enjoying watching it grow. Although it is still so lovely to watch, I think that there has been an increase in jealously(or perhaps frustration) this month......Alfie has been quite hard work recently and his behaviour seems to be peaking at times where I am finding him very difficult to deal with. I have found that when she is crying or making noise he really doesn't like it and starts screaming at her or hitting out.....he's showing some aggression/dominance at the moment......I will go into this in more detail in another post I think, it's worrying me some what. Sometimes he's ever so lovely but other times I really have to watch him around her, he's very confident around with her and he will just try and pick her up to which we have to remind him that she's only little and to be gentle with her. That being said Elarna continues to be fascinated by him and I really mean that......she is enthralled by him at times and just watches what he does all day!
I mentioned above that she is starting to be on the move......not just in the crawling sense but in the walking (kind of) sense............I've brought the walker out! She is super strong on her legs and as we are moving house I thought we may as well try her in the walker and she loves it! I think she enjoys it because she can see everything and be mobile too, she has really got the hang of it in the last few days, and look at that cheeky face!
Unfortunately, she has been full of cold and very snotty over the last few days so although she is smiling in the picture below she wasn't really in the posing mood for her 6 month picture card! She really is such a happy little girl and is so smiley and her giggles just make me go to mush. Alfie was a very solemn boy and I had to work so hard for him to smile so it's lovely to have a baby that grins when you say hello!
We have started to wean (I will be writing another post on this so won't go into too much detail), last month I had been testing the waters but she wasn't overly interested but this month we are cracking on with it. I haven't really been looking forward to it if I'm honest, it's so messy! That been said she has been enjoying her first tastes, particularly fruit puree and biscotti. I'm planning on introducing some new flavours in the next few weeks so we'll see how we get on.
I just am completely besotted with her, I feel like the luckiest person alive to have these 2 in my life. Yes it's hard, yes at times it's frustrating and I question my sanity, yes I don't have time to do much during the day other than making sure these two are happy but hey that's motherhood! As I start my count down to returning back to work in January (boohoo!), I intend to enjoy the next few weeks with them and hopefully settle them in to their new home and bedrooms..............watch this space!
So there we have the 6 month update! Before I know it I shall probably be writing about her 1st birthday (wahh!).
Thanks for reading!