It's been a busy and tiring week. Megan turned 6 months old and celebrated with a trip to the doctor for her check-up and more immunizations. Rumor has it we're done with shots until 12 months. She's now 17 pounds 12 ounces, 26.5 inches long, and has moved up to the 50th percentile in head circumference. She's still in (some) 6- and (mostly) 9-month clothes and size 3 diapers.
As for the rest of the week...After so much practice (and success!) with getting Megan to nap in her crib during the days, she went on a nap strike this week. I think she took a short nap Tuesday morning, then no more. At all. Period. She would doze off a little while nursing, but as soon as I put her in the crib the screaming would begin. And it is way more difficult that you might think to entertain a 6-month old for 12 hour stretches -- especially one who is clearly exhausted. I think she is going through the stage where she realizes that when Mommy leaves the room, she's still out there somewhere, and would much prefer to be with her. I've noticed she has gotten more clingy to me lately, but I do get nice hugs out of it. Today, though, she took her morning nap in her crib and slept for about 2.5 hours. What a relief!!
Also this week, Megan had some more developmental advances. She's started to babble. She says "ba ba ba ba" and "ma ma ma ma," and we're pretty sure we heard a few "da da das" in there, too. And she wants to move around soooo badly, but just can't quite figure it out. She wants to pull up onto everything, too, but can't quite get that worked out either. But boy does she try! She can push up onto her hands without a problem, but is reluctant to lift her bottom off the floor. She leans forward in a sitting position and rocks on her hands and knees -- most of the time this ends up with her face-planting into the floor, then flipping over to her back. It's cute in a painful-to-watch kind of way.
On Friday, Megan ate her first solid food: the not-so-yummy rice cereal. We both decided it was gross. And jury's still out on whether or not rice cereal is actually a solid if it's drowned in milk. I was seriously spoon feeding her milk. But baby steps, or baby spoonfuls, i guess... By the way, her very cute bib reads, "Hey, Spit Happens!"
And as if all that weren't enough, Mom took on a freelance project this week, which wouldn't have been so bad if Megan had napped even a little. But since she didn't, I had to do most of the work after her bedtime, so I had some late nights. All that aside, though, it was nice to get back to some graphical things and keep my brain fresh.
So I think that covers it...check out the picture page...I uploaded new shots. Until next blog...