So here she is- a big girl of 6 months old now! She is so strong- she can even "tripod" sit for a minute or two. You know what I mean- you position them with their legs open and put their hands on the floor in front of them- then you stay right there, because you know that they can only hold it for a minute before they topple over! She has begun solids as well. I was nervous about this step, because she had such a tongue thrust reaction while we were in Kyrgyzstan every time we tried to feed her...and she would get so mad! My brave husband was actually the first to try it, while I was at church. He said she polished off the whole bowl of rice cereal, and I haven't had any trouble with her either. She really likes it! Today, she had her first taste of sweet potatoes. She made an awful face with the first spoonful, but then seemed to enjoy it after that. And the little chub still wants a bottle after her cereal at night before she will sleep- and dont think you can get away with water, either...she has to keep those chubby cheeks up!
Her baby fat actually wasn't on her side the other day. We have a lab order from her doc to get blood drawn...since we have very little medical history, they just want to run a few tests and see if they can learn any more. So we went to the lab, and they searched and searched for a vein. They could not find one in that chubby little arm. Finally, they decided to stick her and just hope for the best. Well, needless to say, they had no luck...even after 3 attempts. Awful! You can bet we wont be doing that again for awhile! My poor girl- I felt terrible, and she really did hold a little grudge for a bit I think. Mean mommy.