It feels like our little birdie is learning to fly! It is all so exciting and sad at the same time. I have a hard time deciding if I should celebrate or cry with each of her milestones. Below are a few of her new developments.
She is "crawling" and what I mean by crawling is something similar to "the worm" that my friend Katie Maloney used to do on the dance floor. She gets where she wants for sure. She can go from flat on her tummy to sitting up. She spins, she scoots! Time for child proofing! So far her favorite item to prod is the dvd player open button since it produces such exciting results (the tray moves!). Her main motivation to crawl across the room is to reach Eliot and his taunting swishing tail. He keeps trying to scratch her and I'm sure it will happen some day but to date, we've been able to keep her scratch free.
We recently allowed her to try out some Food Puffs which are Gerbers safe version of Cheerios. They melt in your mouth after a bit so there is less likelyhood of choking. After she mastered those and had the chewing motion down we threw some Cheerios on her high chair. She is a very focused child to start with so this process is quite serious to her. She wrangles one of the cheerios into her closed fist then slowly brings it close to her face and opens her hand to see that the cheerio is indeed still there. Once she verifies that it is still stuck to her slobber covered hand, she smashes her open hand onto her face (roughly over her mouth). I would say she gets about 1/3 of the cheerios in her mouth using this method. I got a little over zealous and dumped 15 or so cheerios on her tray the first time. She grabbed an entire handful and tried stuffing them all in her mouth. Bad Mommy!
She sits on her own (as you already know from Sophie Upright!) and will bounce and rock when music plays. This makes me very happy as I love to have music on and dance around with her. Now we sit and rock out together. If you can rock out to a Tiny Love toy, which I can.
When Sophie is content she starts singing now. Not GWAR or Celine, but just "daaaaaa, daaaaaa" or "laaaaaa, laaaaaa". She really loves making these noises to hear herself and be happy. I really love it. It's one of the things that has shown her personality the most.
She's also fully weaned now and is drinking formula and eating three meals a day. We have given her turkey and will start her on some chicken this week.
Lots of big stuff this month! Can't wait to see what next month has in store for us!