Suddenly, my little girl isn't a helpless infant. It feels like it happened so suddenly.
Now Grace can hold her own bottle.
She can sit up all by herself (and only falls backwards occasionally).
Grace babbles like crazy. Her favorite is to blow raspberries and get drool all over the front of her outfit. Her newest sound obsession is the fake cough.
She grabs at EVERYTHING. Nothing is safe anymore, including the food on my plate or the vase of flowers.
She loves testing things by banging them on the floor/table or stuffing them into her mouth.
Speaking of putting things in her mouth, Grace is a great eater. She loves trying new foods, including mango curry, crackers, fruits, and scrambled eggs. Basically, Mom and Dad have to share with her every time they sit down for a meal.
Grace loves splashing around during bath time. Her favorite moment is getting out of the tub and being wrapped up in a towel.
Grace is a thrill seeker. She loves being scared and tickled. We hear the most enthusiastic squeals when we play peek-a-boo.
Even though she technically knows how to roll both ways, she still fusses over tummy time.
Gracie and Cali are good friends. Grace loves holding onto Cali's fur and laughing when her pup gives her kisses on her cheek and ears.
She is fascinated by young children and loves to be around them (even if she can't participate in their games).
She is also very interested in tongues and has hers out constantly. If you stick out your tongue, she will definitely try to grab it.
Grace has gotten a little more needy and doesn't like being left out of things. She still is an angel baby and so mild tempered.
At this point,
- no teeth
- no crazy mobility with rolling or crawling
- no actual words like "dada" or "mama"
It's funny because I see friends' babies who are around Grace's age or younger who have reached some of the milestones that Grace hasn't gotten to yet. Sometimes I am tempted to compare and wonder, "Why isn't Grace doing that yet?" But then I remember that everyone learns and develops at different rates. Grace will get there when she is ready, and until then I will enjoy the growth that I see in my daughter and who she is right at this moment. I don't want her to grow up too fast.
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