Tuesday, January 29, 2008
A Month of Milestones!
I can't believe it. In just a few short, short weeks Abigail has gone from an infant to a pre-toddler! One of the best pieces of advice I got as a new mom was to enjoy every phase of my child and not wish for them to go back or to grow up faster. It's been such a joy to watch her grow and develop, but things have been flying by lately!!! In the first part of January she started waking up at 5:30am (after sleeping through the night since she was 9 weeks old). We determined it was because she was hungry, so we started her on solids the next week. (Sure enough the waking in the middle of the night stopped!) She had her first rice cereal on the 15th! She really seemed to enjoy it!! I call her Santa Claus because she always ends up with a long, white beard :-) We only have two rules (so far) when we're in the high chair: no sucking your thumb and no lifting your bib over your head (thus dumping a puddle of cereal into your hair...)
3 days later at Grandma & Grandpa Gill's (doin' laundry!) Abi got sick of being on her tummy and rolled over onto her back! whee!!!! She showed her grandparents and her daddy in the coming days but we have yet to catch it on video.
Now it seems that she has strengthened enough back muscles to be able to sit on her own! We've been helping her sit for a few weeks with a couple wobbly attempts at independence. But finally we've been able to let go and watch her play (as long as there is a hand hovering near by...or a blockade of pillows!) The doctors have been very delighted with how strong she is!
And the biggest news is her little tooth popping through! Since she's only 5 1/2 months we were a little surprised but we're excited to see little teeth :-)