Half a year old? Already? Stop, time. Stop passing. I'm not ready for this one to grow up.
|I want to remember this toothless, enthusiastic smile forever.|
The big question I wonder is why? Why is she so different? Ryan and I are always looking for the cause... We can speculate all we want but I'm sure we'll never know. My pregnancy was healthier than with the other kids. Her birth wasn't any different from the boy's births. Her infancy wasn't any different than Jack's. She's been wearing her amber necklace since she was about 6 weeks old and she has 3 big siblings to help care for and entertain her. Maybe I'm less worn out because the other kids are older and I'm a more experienced mom?
|First food- a bit of Earth's Best mixed grain cereal mixed with breastmilk We will be practicing baby-led weaning again, but we decided (based on current research) that she needed to have some gluten before she was 6 months old.|
Over all I think it's a combination of who she is and my decision to just let things go. To toss out the parenting and sleep books and just do what God created me to do. To trust my experience and mama instinct. To listen to my heart and not worry about what anyone else thinks I "should" be doing.
|As you can see, there is no shortage of things to play with in our house!|
I wonder if the fifth is even easier? :-)