-How old is your babe?
She'll be the big Six Months on the 20th. Wow, that flew by!
-What's new and exciting?
(We're in trouble.) She's also pulling herself up on anything and everything, so much so that our doc chuckled and said that we might want to encourage crawling before walking. Whaddaya know, she started crawling the next day.
-Fussy phase? Happy phase?
Ehh, she's generally happy. She has occasional moments of sadness when we miss the boat on a nap (usually because we're at work and I've made her wait until I finish something for the other kids) and it's rough for her to deal with the boys' crazy summer schedules with the constant in-out of the carseat (usually colliding directly with a nap, too) buuut, yes, generally she's the happiest baby and I consider myself verrry lucky.
-How's nursing/feeding/solids going?
Nursing is going well. I keep forgetting that her tummy stays full for longer periods now, so my tactic of constantly offering a boob is probably annoying to her. Then again, we've been sick and she's been doing some crazy developmental leaps, so there have been hours of constant nursing and cuddling, too. It's all good.
We're holding off on solids for as long as possible (8 months is my goal) and then doing a modified vegan version of BLW. She still gets her kale and carrot toys, though.
-Who or what is your baby's new BFF?
Cat, too, but it's not mutual. Our sweet kitty is old and kinda frail, so I'm actually more protective of her than Olive when they face off. It doesn't help that her fur is longish and really soft - all the more enticing for little grabby hands. Sigh.
She loves her time with Papa, her Nana, and with the boys. We're lucky. I have yet to leave her for longer than an hour and a half, but I'm trying to schedule a massage for the coming week so that'd be our third time apart. I know, I know! (Thank you for the support that day, by the way - I've been working 45+ hour weeks again so there hasn't been time for checking in. )
She's also totally digging anything (toy or not) that isn't hers. While we're at work, she'll eagerly dive for any of the boys' toys (gross; they don't wash their hands) or any book, magazine, pan, utensil, plant, etc... so to keep her occupied I have her help "sort" laundry or just throw her up on my back. She's ridiculously tolerant.
-How is mama doing?
Um. I'd really really like to find a yoga practice that fits into my schedule, and maybe see a friend or two. Day-to-day is hard right now, because my job (employer) is so stressful, but I've got a handle on it. Last week (or three) I had a lot of difficulty making time to make real food, so I kind of existed on bread and nut butters and fruit. I'm daydreaming of the farm markets I never get to, since it's peak season for everything delicious and - ugh! I'm feeling negative. Also, DH has had his ego personally assaulted because my libido is nowhere to be found. That does painful things to our relationship!
Edited by sgsnyder - 8/11/13 at 3:21pm