You guessed it! This post is all about my little lady! (excuse the not so great pic...I really wanted to show off the beanie I made her, all my better pics are on the ipod) She just turned 5 months old on the 5th! And with 5 months comes all kinds of fun new things! She had her check-up yesterday and she is a happy, healthy, well-growing little baby! We got the go ahead to start solids with her! I've been anxiously awaiting starting solids for a number of reasons, good and bad:
BAD: It makes me sad to realize how fast our little babies grow up!
GOOD: However, I love making baby food and feeding my little ones and knowing that they are getting the healthiest foods I can give them!
BAD: It adds another dimension of meal time routines...feeding the toddler AND feeding the baby. Not really bad, but definitely more work.
GOOD: I love the cute little baby spoons and storage options
BAD: I have to buy a new food processor (which I was planning to do for other reason, but mainly making baby food)
GOOD: Although I love nursing, I look forward to doing it less (especially since she is aggressive and tries to rip my skin off each feeding)
GOOD: She's a hungry girl and she is going to LOVE eating real food! I can tell!
This little girl loves getting her picture taken and I swear her favorite place in the whole world is the changing table! Either she likes to be naked and she loves the attention and cooing from mommy, or both I guess
And those chubby little legs...I just love them! (and so does she!) It's funny how different babies can be, even your own! My son was not nearly as active a baby as she is. He was more the sit back and observe type...she wants to be a part and grab everything! I adored my sons babyhood, but I absolutely LOVE little ladies babyness!
My friend's mom made her this adorable hat! She is an amazing knitter and for each of my babes, she made one of these cute hats and an amazing sweater! I've also been busy knitting and crocheting for the lady! See first picture. Its a great free pattern found here at The Dainty Daisy! She has amazing stuff for sale in her etsy shop and although my mom finally taught me to crochet (I'm a knitter originally and found that crocheting was super hard until she broke it down) but credit Dainty Daisy for making me fall into a passionate love affair with crocheting!
And of course I need to make a shout out to one of my best girlfriends. She designs these super, badass shirts for babies and toddlers. Check out her stuff at My Badd Baby. She has a super edgy and fun style and she wanted her son to not look so puppies and teddy bears, if you know what I mean. Not finding anything, she created her own! The shirts are so cute and the fabric is SOO soft and awesome! Of course I had to put a big bad bow on her head...it just completed the outfit!
There is so much I look forward to in the next few months: sitting up all by herself, crawling, uncontrollable giggles, girlie toys, playing on the beach.....but have no desire to rush it all by! I don't know if there will be another baby so this is may be my last opportunity to relish in all these firsts! I've decided that I can no longer leave my camera home...it must come with me everywhere and be used at least once a day!