Saturday, February 26, 2011

Oh, man, my kid is half a year old!

Six months old!
I just can't wrap my head around how fast time goes when you're watching an infant grow. I will be astonished in another six months when my baby is one. It's so annoyingly cliche, I know, but man!

So, at six months old, Daphne got to try carrots as her first non-breastmilk food. Now, I've heard of kids making cute faces when they try their first food, or being silly, but Daphne seemed angry. She made ugly faces and kept turning her face as far away from the spoon as possible.

I have read that you are supposed to keep feeding babies the same food for five days, so we kept trying carrots and she kept hating them.

So, I tried bananas. She hated them worse than carrots. I really didn't know what to do. So, we just stopped feeding her food. A couple times, I had to hold her mouth open and try to shove the food in, and that just doesn't seem like a good idea. Hence, a food hiatus for just a couple days. When Jon and I decided to give it another shot, we tried sweet potatoes.
She actually tolerated them! She didn't seem excited by them, AT ALL, but she let us put the spoon in her mouth and she tasted the food without turning her head quickly away. She also let us put another spoonful in, so that, ladies and gentlemen, is an actual success. :)

Other six month highlights, so far, (we're a week in), Daphne can sit up by herself and she has awesome motor skills. The other day, she palmed a container of Parmesan cheese. I'm pretty sure she is probably going to have a couple more teeth soon, and she is still trying very hard to crawl to no avail. One thing that is adorable is that she tries to say Mama. We've been saying it to her since she was born, and showing her how our lips move when we say it, so now she puts her lips together and whispers, "Bababababa." Very softly. I know it doesn't sound like Mama, but we can tell that's what she is going for. :)

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