Sunday, July 3, 2011

Months 6, 7, 8 - growing and giggling

OH Chileshe, My sweet little dolly!

She is such a joy to have around. From the time she wakes up she is smiling from ear to ear.
I tried to break down this post into 6 months then 7 months then 8 months but I just could not remember what she was doing exactly in that month. SO here is what she is up to now-a-days;

*She is CRAWLING everywhere - in the 6th month she started pulling herself in an "army crawl". She was slow and steady and tired out really quickly. By 7 months, if the incentive was right (the remote, or iPhone on the floor) she would pick up the pace but always in an army crawl stance. This last month she has been popping up on her knees. I think she is starting to notice that she can move quicker if she is on her knees. She can catch up to Malaika in no time. Malaika likes to play chase with her now and runs away squealing and giggling until Chile catches her.

*Standing up (this has happened in the 8th month) - She can pull herself up from a sitting position to a standing position and then walk down the couch. I am thinking she is going to walk a little earlier than Malaika did. She has a little more incentive though, with her big sister running around all the time. The only problem she has is the ability to sit back down. She will stand until her little legs are shaking. poor baby!

* She says mama and sometimes she will say dada

* at her last appointment (6 months) she was 21 lbs

*she is wearing size 4 diapers and 12-24 month clothing - she is my little chunky monkey!

* She has SO much personality it is ridiculous. Whenever she hears music playing she will immediately stop whatever she is doing and start to dance and clap. If she is on her knees she will start bouncing and swaying her head back and forth. She loves to listen to Malaika sing and is such an attentive audience!

* She will wave goodbye and try to blow kisses

* I have been more nervous about introducing her to solid food BUT I know I need to be more diligent. She is VERY ready. Her favorite baby foods so far are squash and sweet potatoes. She also LOVES applesauce.

These past couple of months have been very busy, we announced that we are having another baby (gotta get started on that blog). We are VERY excited about that. We have also been battling sickness like CRAZY! Luckily we are on the mend and slowly getting back to our happy selves. Stay tuned for more Mwango updates!