Wow…Abigail Rose Miller is six months old! Wasn’t she just born??? I can’t believe all that my little girl has accomplished this month. She is now sitting independently without support (for a few seconds!)
Also, Abby is thinking about crawling! She loves to get up on her knees and rock back and forth.
She’s not sure what comes after that but I’m sure within the next month or two, she will be on the move! Currently her favorite mode of transportation is scooting backwards.
I have started introducing Abby to some solid foods. We are going the route of a method called baby-led weaning. This method encourages skipping purees and moving straight to solid foods while often starting with stick shaped foods that the baby can hold onto and gum. Just like any baby starting to eat, Abby isn’t really “eating” yet. Food gets in her mouth, around her mouth, on her clothes, in her hair, and on her tray. We are working on that, but are in no hurry because breast milk is her best source of nutrition and will be for a few months more. It has been so neat to see Abby develop an interest in what Matt and I eat. Now when we sit down to dinner, we give Abby a little bit of our food and she plays with it and tries to eat some of it.
Abby is finally big enough to sit in her stroller facing forward (well sort of). She is still ridiculously small compared to the stroller, but she no longer needs to use the carseat and I think she really enjoys looking around while we are out and about. Taking in all the sights is exhausting though and inevitably Abby falls asleep.
Over Labor Day Weekend, Abby had her first trip to the zoo! She enjoyed seeing all the animals, especially the elephants! We were there three hours and she actually stayed awake for most of it. She took a two hour nap when we got home, but that was okay with Mommy and Daddy because the zoo is exhausting for grown ups too!