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6 Month Update

By November 10, 2017


Baby's feet in a wicker basket


I'm sure every parent says it, but I can't believe where the past 6 months have gone! I now have a rolling, babbling 6 month old. We've been through so much in the past 6 months and I'm sure the next 6 months will follow suit. I must admit that I do miss the 'baby days'. The days where she had no mind of her own and wasn't interested in grabbing and watching everything. There are times when I feel I don't have a baby anymore and that she's getting closer and closer to becoming a toddler. Like when she throws her head back against my chest when I'm holding her and shuffles herself down onto the ground. She knows exactly what she wants at these times - and it isn't me!

What can she do?

She can't crawl yet. I previously mentioned that I thought she'd be crawling by 6 months, but it hasn't happened. She is however very close. She can hold herself up on her knees with her palms on the ground and hold her head high, she then rocks back and forth and either 'worms' backwards or throws herself forward and lands flat on her face!

She can stand for 5 seconds while holding onto the sofa and she has the biggest smile on her face when she does this - she loves being on her feet! She also giggles, babble, screams, shouts, rolls and shuffles herself all around the room. The distance she can travel without actually being able to crawl is somewhat incredible.

Food

We started weaning at 5 months and I've been documenting her daily food diary on my blog which you can view here. Her favourite food seems to be sweet potato which coincidentally was the first food I introduced to her, she also loves her daily breakfast of porridge.

Likes

She loves to play with our dog, they truly seem to be building an incredible relationship. She laughs so hard when he plays with her. I think it's because when she's laying on her tummy she's at eye level with him as he's only small himself. The only problem I have with the two of them is that she wants his toys and he wants her toys! Typical!

Some of her favourite toys (of her own!) include her baby walker which has got an detachable activity pad on it, so while she's not making use of the walker yet, the activity pad is great fun! She also really likes her crunchy fabric book, especially when she can fling it around by the handle and hit mummy in the face with it. But, the things she loves the most right now aren't the toys, it's the tags on them - wherever there's a tag, she'll find it!

Sleep

Sleep these past 6 months has been good, bad and ugly! We started off so well sleeping through at 9 weeks, but over recent weeks it's all gone to pot. I've previously blogged about our sleeping issues here and here so I won't bore you with that tale again!

What's to come

We're now planning for our first Christmas with her while I previously thought she wouldn't understand what was going on, she's much more aware of everything than I thought she would be, so Christmas is going to be a very interesting time of year for us, especially as we're very likely to have a crawling baby and a Christmas tree to contend with! Now that we've got a baby, my love for Christmas has returned and I can't wait to make this the first of many special Christmas days for her!

I can't wait to see how much she changes and grows over the next 6 months and to blog her journey to 12 months.

Me, Being Mummy

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4 comments

  1. She's beautiful! All three of mine did the rocking back and forth just before they started to crawl so I bet it won't be long! Christmas is amazing when you have kids. I hope her first Christmas is a magical one :)

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    1. She's already started commando crawling since I wrote this post, so full on crawling won't be long :)

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  2. Six months already?! Wow! Here's to another great 6 months and an awesome first Christmas! Its Georges first christmas too this year and Teddy is old enough to finally get the magic of it all so am really excited this year! Thank you for linking up with the Honeybee linky lovely! Hope to see you for the next one! xxx

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  3. Yes, it's gone soooo quick! Hope you have a great Christmas with your kids x

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