I can't believe my sweet, baby girl is already 6 months old today! I can't say it enough... time flies! Orlaith passed her 6 month check up with flying colors. She is doing perfectly well. She barely whimpered when she got her shot too. So brave! The paper on the examination table was a heck of a hit. She went to town on it, ripping it to shreds and attempting to eat it at one point. It was very cute! O now weighs 15 lbs 10 oz, is 26 inches long and her head is 43.5 cm.
I started feeding her pureed vegetables at 5 months. So far she has had peas, carrots, green beans, squash and spinach. She has loved all of them! We have also been giving her organic brown rice cereal. Last week, I let her try a tiny taste of Baba Ganoush when we were out to eat. She didn't seem to mind it. I am determined to raise a foodie!
Orlaith can roll both ways, rotate on her belly and scoot around (mostly backwards). She is working on sitting up, but doesn't quite have the hang of that yet. She can stay up for a couple of seconds and then she gets wobbly. Bath time is still her favorite time of day. She loves to splash in the water and laughs at me when I sing her silly, made up songs. I am glad to know she is still too little to know how horribly I sing! She also loves to play in her jumparoo. She is finally big enough to reach the ground!
We read a book every night. She loves looking at the pictures and tries to grab the them. I got her a few touch and feel books so that when she grabs, there is actually something there! We are still cloth diapering and I wouldn't have it any other way. It really is easy, and an extra load of laundry every 2-3 days is no big deal. Plus, we haven't had any blow outs with cloth. They keep everything in, unlike disposables!
Orlaith is still enchanted with the cats. Last night I was laying with her in bed. Noodle walked up to her and sniffed her forehead. Between the cold nose, soft fur and whiskers, it tickled O. She let out the cutest giggle ever, and then reached for the cat. She has been feeling their fur, but hasn't grabbed or been too rough... yet. I am sure that day will come soon enough.
I am enjoying every moment of raising my precious little girl! She always manages to amaze me every day. I love her gummy smile. When she is super happy, she squints her eyes really hard while she smiles. Her personality is wonderful. I couldn't ask for a better daughter!