Of all the things I ever wished for, you are truly my wish came true.
Happy 6 months old, my little princess! 😘
- Sit up with some support, she can sit in high chairs and booster seats now.
- Pay attention and give some reaction when I read her bedtime stories.
- Attempt to crawl (but can’t yet)
- Open her mouth wide with enthusiasm when she sees the spoon coming towards her during mealtimes.
- Hold up her arms to be carried.
Thank you my dearest T, for these wonderful 6 months of love. Although I still get annoyed at you sometimes for kicking up a fuss at bedtime and refusing to sleep (because well you know mommy’s seriously sleep deprived with a long backlog of chores to do while you are sleeping), but deep down inside I love you more than you can imagine and wish that I have all the power in the world to just stop time and hold you in my arms.
You know before you were born, I told daddy that you are never going to sleep in our bed because we need our privacy and you need to learn how to sleep in your own bed independently. Lately daddy’s been finding you sound asleep in the middle of our bed sometimes with your legs kicking at him. Well I know you’re not gonna stay tiny forever and sometimes I do like to cuddle you to sleep, hence sometimes my heart does jump for joy when you refuse to sleep in your own bed, and would happily pick you up and put you in our bed, right beside me 🙂 Yes, I’m guilty of spoiling you. But you won’t want to sleep beside me forever, and you won’t want me to carry you in my arms forever. So I’ll savour the moment while I can.
Ever since T’s daycare nurses said that she is super attached to that one toy which she loves to hold all the time and would always pick it out from a pile of random toys, I have been searching for the same rattle toy with bells inside.
Unfortunately, I have yet to find the exact same toy. But I did come across a few interesting toys, and the Moluk Oogi is one of them.
Moluk Oogi is supposed to be an open ended toy that is supposed to build a child’s creativity and imagination.
Later on, i found out on the packaging that it is not meant as a teething toy as small pieces might break off and cause choking. In fact, this toy is actually for kids aged 3 years old and above. OOPS.
I thought it should be suitable for infants as the seller had mentioned she used it to entertain her 7 month old. Looks like I have to pay close attention to T while she is playing with it.
T is a lot more interested in toys now and can seem to entertain herself with toys nowadays. She stares at them, inspects them, puts them in her mouth, and nom nom nom…
In a few days time, T will be 6 months old. Sob sob… time really flies so fast. I feel that I haven’t even enjoyed enough of her first 6 months and now she is ready to be all grown up 😦
I’m glad that I have been able to breastfeed her up till now and still able to continue beyond the 6 month mark. At this point I’m still thinking of whether to wean her off breastmilk or continue breastfeeding for a couple more months. Pumping at work is really tiring for me, even though I’m getting used to it. But sometimes I feel that the extra time I take off work to pump could be used to go home an hour earlier to spend with T 🙂
But I’m still holding the thought of continuing our breastfeeding journey as I really cherish those bonding moments with T while nursing her. Indecisive me 🙂
Soon she will be ready for solids too, a big milestone! So far she has shown some signs that she is ready to try solid food:
- Able to hold her head upright and sit with support
- Grabs things and puts them in her mouth
- Makes chewing motion and smacks her lips
- Stares at people eating
She is not able to sit up without support yet, and she still seems to have the tongue-thrust reflex.
Friends have been “brainwashing” me about baby led weaning, but I think I will go with puree first then only transition into BLW probably after a month or two. I’m a really paranoid parent and I would be really worried about the dangers of choking although it would be most unlikely 😂
I have already thought about what kind of veggies and fruits to feed her, and of course I’m super excited just thinking of preparing her food. I actually love cooking but I rarely have time or energy to do it, so making food for my little sweetheart is the perfect opportunity to do what I enjoy.
It would be even more fun once T is older and can eat more variety of solids. I sure am looking forward to cooking/baking all kinds of food, snacks or preparing cute bentos for her. But for now, let’s just take one step at a time so I can slowly appreciate and cherish every moment I have with T before she grows up too fast.
T, please don’t grow up too fast…
One day, Cookie the smelly beagle decided to borrow T’s expensive teether toy while we were all out for dinner…
It’s okay, Cookie… you can keep it!
I don’t think T would want it anymore with all your drool all over it 😂
Oh the challenges of bringing up T together with a funny beagle who is like a 2yo toddler.