I have been looking forward to 6 months because this is when I remembered James "getting better," by which I mean sitting a little and playing by himself a little. She's not exactly sitting yet. She still falls over almost immediately unless you're propping her.
She can roll over and she did it at the beginning of the month at 5.5 months, but she chooses not to. She said "dada" at 5.5 mark too, although the jury is still out on whether or not she's talking about Kevin (we're leaning yes). She jumperoos for 5-10 minute stretches, and sometimes plays in the baby gym for that long if you put her in it when she's just woken up, but the rest of the day we must hold her.
Cracks herself up!
How cute is this? Kevin buttoning her little sweater.
Food: Her pediatricians keep insisting she doesn't need food because she's nursing and gaining weight, but Miranda feels differently about it. She tries to snatch food from us, and when we feed her she freaks out because we're not shoveling it in fast enough. It's actually pretty stressful so we don't feed her food too often.
Trying to eat the spoon
Trying to figure out if she can steal the Cuban sandwich I made Kevin
Growth: She's in 6-month clothing. Her check-up is next week but I think she's like 19 pounds.
She rolled over a few times, but stopped doing it. She tries to chat and says dada. She can stand leaning, but she's still pretty bad at sitting. She can kind of high-five.
Personality: She is indomitable! She will rule her little universe now and always. She hates: being put down, loud noises, and green beans. She loves: being held, kisses, jumping in people's laps, dada, mama, James, the new baby sitter Sierra, oatmeal, apple sauce, chewing on toys.
Me: This month has been the hardest month yet for me. I've been busier than I've ever been at this job, Kevin's been traveling a lot, I'm surprisingly still nursing, Miranda is still not sleeping through the night and actually sleeping worse. The good thing was that due to my stress I finally bit the bullet and found a mother's helper/babysitter for a couple of hours on the days that Kevin's not working from home.
Kevin: She reaches for stuff, sits if you hold her, she drinks from a bottle, she eats food. She says "dada," and prefers dada. She has a babysitter!
James: James and Miranda are best friends. He hugs her every day and plays with her a little but loses interest kind of quickly. He likes stealing toys from her but he's very displeased when she grabs something of his. No one is surprised by this.
"Sharing" the kindle
Playing in the baby gym
Baby gym turned into tent with James's comforter.